Chausson Motorhomes on forecourt

23 November 2022

The Motorhome Effect

Sharon & David are clearly enjoying their Chausson 640 Premium motorhome, recently purchased from TC Motorhomes in Herne Bay Kent ..

Recent trips included an overnight stay at a CL ( Certified Location Site ) in Sandwich Kent, and a very pleasant tranquil one with terrific views in Stoke, as it goes, not a million miles from where Sharon and David live. Along for the journey was 93 year old Mum of Sharon who loved every minute!

Shane Catterick and everyone at T C Motorhomes ( Herne Bay Kent ) want to send our very best wishes to David, Sharon & Sharon`s mum a recent Motorhome convert!

Happy Motorhoming!!

08 November 2022

How to prepare a motorhome for winter

Chausson Motorhome in the snow

Although camping over the winter months is becoming more popular due to the advances in insulation and heating in today's modern motorhomes, some choose to put their motorhomes away for the winter months, below we have put together a list of some of the more important things to do before storing. 

Frost Damage Prevention

If you are not using your motorhome in wintertime, the water system inside the motorhome needs to be drained down to avoid any frost damage and / or water freezing in any of the appliances / boilers.

You will need to drain down your motorhome to prevent damage from frost, as repairs can be costly and as can invalidate the warranty (if applicable) on your motorhome.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to drain down a motorhome:
  • Open all drain taps
  • Open water heater / combi boiler safety drain valve
  • Open water tank drain valve
  • Open all water taps including shower heads and run the water pump for a short time
  • Leave the tap heads open, so that any moisture can escape.

General Winter Protection for your motorhome

Personal Items / Furnishings

Remove all personal furnishing from your motorhome including making sure you have emptied out the fridge / freezer and all other food items stored in cupboards etc.

When you have taken out your personal items, now is a good time to give everything including all storage areas a good clean with soapy water. After washing cupboards etc give them a wipe over with a dry cloth. Where possible it is advised to leave fridges and freezers slightly open.

Air Ventilation

It is important to maintain a good air flow throughout the motorhome to avoid damage caused by condensation.
  • Lower any drop-down beds if you have them, this will enable improved ventilation around the mattresses
  • Move all seat cushions away from the walls
  • If possible, leave some `low-level` background heat in the motorhome, an oil-filled radiator is a popular choice
  • If it`s possible to leave a trickle charge charger onto your engine and leisure batteries, this will help maintain their performance and duration. 
  • Switching off for a week or so and then switching back on for a week or so will help maintain the batteries in good order.

Where to store a motorhome in the winter

With an average motorhome weighing up to 3500 KG`s, it is advisable to store your Motorhome on hard ground, because motorhomes can sink into grass or soft surface areas and lose traction if left on a waterlogged muddy surface for an extended period of time. Also try to avoid leaving your motorhome under trees, thus avoiding tree sap and birds muck falling onto your motorhome.

If you have a roof-mounted solar panel, ensure it is clean and not covered up otherwise it won’t be able to maintain the batteries that it is linked to.

Motorhome Storage Options

For our local customers, if you need to store a Motorhome and are looking for a company you can trust, we are delighted to announce on behalf of “Secure Storage Solutions Ltd” the opening of a Motorhome Storage Facility located near Manston in Kent.

Secure Storage Solutions 

Tel: 01843 820930

Secure Storage Solutions Ltd Motorhome Storage Facility in Kent near Manston.

In addition, here is a web-link to more than 450 other secure storage sites across the UK.


Tel: 0843 216 5802

CaSSOA awards four levels of security based on a number of features including CCTV, entry points, perimeter fencing and alarm systems. With a CaSSOA registered storage site, you can be confident that your caravan or motorhome will be kept safe and sound.

Should you require any specific advice or guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact our after-sales department on 01227 289111.

04 November 2022

Chausson Motorhome Handover

Steve and Fiona standing in front of New Chausson Motorhome

Steve and Fiona are pictured taking delivery of their first motorhome, a Chausson 748 EB WELCOME AUTO Model from TC Motorhomes in Herne Bay Kent.

Steve & Fiona both felt that their considerable boating experience would stand them in good stead with the motorhome, some of the equipment having very similar functionality ..

Having completed a thorough `Hand-Over` of the Chausson 748 this morning with David Sharp at TC`s,

Steve drew the long straw which meant he got to drive the motorhome home !

Fair to say both he and Fiona can`t wait to start using their Chausson, and want to explore all corners of the UK initially with Europe coming next !

Shane Catterick & David Sharp of T C Motorhomes would like to wish Steve and Fiona every happiness with their Chausson ..

Happy Motorhoming Guys, and stick to the lanes and avoid the canals!!

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