As summer is coming to an end, you should be considering caravan storage ready for the winter. The reason behind this is that when the summer season comes, you’re all set to conquer the road again.
Whether you’re planning to store your caravan in your driveway or a secured storage facility, there are a few things that you need to consider.
Things to Consider When Storing Your Caravan
In order to make sure that your caravan is well stored, here are a few of the things that you need to consider. Make sure to follow these tips so that your caravan will be ready come next summer.
Some of you might already be thinking of waxing the body or storing your unit indoors, but before all that, you have to make sure that your caravan is clean. Cleaning the body of your caravan will also give you an opportunity to check its soundness and if repairs are necessary. If damages are already present, make sure to have it fixed so that it will not worsen. After the inspection, you can proceed to clean it using only caravan friendly products.
You should not allow the tire to stand in one position for a long time. Consider turning the wheels every two months and check that the air pressure is correct. To prevent degradation of the rubber, make sure to use clamps the that protect the tires.
- Exterior fittings
To prevent corrosion to exterior fittings, make sure to spray it with water dispersant like WD40. Do the same with any moving and mechanical parts and linkages. Preventing corrosion is not only good for this winter, it’s also good for
To prevent mildew buildup, you need to keep your fridge door ajar with the use of latches. If you have some cushion inside, remove it and store it in a different place where it can remain dry. As much as possible, always allow a good flow of air inside your caravan.
The toilet should be cleaned by flushing it several times. Remove the water tank, empty and clean it thoroughly.
- Water system
To protect against frost damage, you have to fully drain the water system. Even if you have a small amount of water in the tap, it can already cause enormous damage.
As much as possible, don’t leave the battery inside your caravan and recharge it from time to time. Switch off all electrical equipment and disconnect any plugs.
Gas valves should be closed to avoid a possible conflagration. Check gas cylinder policy if you’re storing your caravan with some professional storage units. Gas cylinders should be stored in the open instead of closed units and away from waterways.
With these things are well protected, you can be sure that your caravan is ready for the next summer. How about you? What are your ways of preparing your caravan for winter storage? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.…