Getting your motorhome ready for winter
important to winterise your motorhome before the cold weather sets in. Taking steps to do this in good time will
mean that you are ready to hit the road again when the better weather comes in the
cleaning and waxing the exterior of your motorhome at the end of the season is
advised before putting it away for winter and will safeguard the paintwork by
providing an extra layer of protection.
Remove any signs of green mould from the outside and give everything a
thorough clean and hoover on the inside.
It is a good idea to leave beds in the open
position to allow air to circulate and keep the interior mould free. Make sure you are not making your motorhome
attractive to over-wintering pests by ensuring that all traces of food crumbs
etc. are removed from the inside. Leave
the fridge door and cupboard doors ajar to maintain airflow and stop the
potential for mould growth in these areas.
drain down any water from tanks and waste water collectors. Leaving the taps open will allow air to
circulate through the water pipes. The
toilet cassette should also be thoroughly washed.
Have a good
check around the interior of windows and doors to ensure that the rubber seals
do not need replacing and deal with any that do.
interior of any cupboards and storage spaces for evidence of any damp
ingress. Again, leaving these cupboard doors
open will help to ensure that air circulation to these areas is maintained
whilst your motorhome is off the road.
Keeping a moisture absorbing dehumidifier inside will also help with
If you have
an awning, make sure that this is fully dry before you put it away for the
winter to stop the possibility of mould growth and preserve the fabric.
If that all
sounds like hard work – our Approved Workshop, Nr. Yeovil in Somerset can take
the hard work out of this for you. We
offer a full wash and wax and motorhome habitation service, following the
Approved Workshop Scheme’s rigorous standards
You can also stock up with parts and consumables in our parts shop at the same time. Having this all in place before the winter
will mean that you are ready to hit the road in the spring.
If you are
looking to securely store your unit over the winter, we still have a few spaces
available. See the details on our Storage information page. Our storage facility, Nr Yeovil, is easily
accessible from both the M5 and A303 – why not make a weekend of it! There are loads of great events coming up in