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23 November 2023

How to Store Your Motorhome for Winter

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Motorhomes are a great way to explore the outdoors, but it's important to take proper care of them, especially during the winter months. If you're not planning on using your motorhome during the winter, it's important to store it properly to prevent damage. 

Frost Damage Prevention 

The first step is to drain the water system to prevent frost damage. This includes draining the fresh water tank, gray water tank, black water tank, and water heater. You'll also need to open all of the drain taps, including the shower head and kitchen faucet. Once the water has been drained, leave the taps open to allow any remaining moisture to escape. 

General Winter Protection 

In addition to draining the water system, there are a few other things you can do to protect your motorhome during the winter. 

  • Remove all personal belongings and food items. 
  • Clean the inside and outside of the motorhome thoroughly. 
  • Leave the fridge and freezer slightly open to prevent mold growth. 
  • Lower any drop-down beds and move seat cushions away from the walls to improve air circulation. 
  • Leave a low-level background heat source on, such as an oil-filled radiator. 
  • If possible, trickle charge the engine and leisure batteries to maintain their performance. 

Where to Store Your Motorhome 

It's important to store your motorhome on a hard surface, such as concrete or asphalt. Avoid storing your motorhome on grass or soft soil, as this can cause it to sink and lose traction. It's also best to avoid storing your motorhome under trees, as this can expose it to tree sap and bird droppings. 

Motorhome Storage Options 

If you don't have a place to store your motorhome on your own property, there are a number of secure motorhome storage facilities available. These facilities typically offer a variety of features, such as perimeter fencing, CCTV, and alarm systems. 

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