Motorhome Winter Care – What To Do With Your Water Systems

New and used motorhomes for saleDraining your motorhome’s water systems is very important; even the smallest amount of water left in a tank can turn into ice and create problems. Below are some straight forward tips to remember if you are thinking about getting your motorhome in order before the cooler weather kicks in.

  • Open all taps and drain valves inside and take out any drain plugs too. Remove shower heads and make sure that internal water tanks and any on board pumps and/or filters are able to drain. You will need to empty the full system after your final use of the season.
  • If you have a cassette toilet, clean, flush and drain all of the water out. Drain the flushing water into the drain tube and flush as much water as you can out of the system and into the waste tank, then clean and empty the waste tank.
  • Moisture can still form inside your motorhome, even when it is stored away and this can cause corrosion. An idea is to move it outside in dryer and windier days to allow some ventilation inside.
  • Many motorhomers use their last trip to prepare their water system for storage. They empty the tanks on site and during the journey home, any excess water is dropped out of the system by leaving open draining points.
  • placing stoppers over taps and drainage points will prevent any undesirables gaining entry into your motorhome’s drainage system.

There is more advice on water systems and how to look after your own individual motorhome’s water system. Don’t forget that your motorhome’s handbook will also contain some useful hints and tips on motorhome safety and maintenance in cold weather.

Winter is one of the best times to get your motorhome serviced as it can be a more quieter time in the motorhome calendar.

Aftersales Advice From Travelworld Motorhomes

The team at Travelworld have a wealth of experience when it comes to knowing how to look after the drainage systems in your motorhome or RV. If you would like a chat with one of our team then please call us on 0844 808 4938 and we can give you more up-to-date information and advice.

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