Take Care of Your Motorhome in Winter, Essential Advice

24 Jan 2018 For venturavan. In Sin categoría Comments (0)

Modern Motorhomes are designed to be used throughout the year, so it is necessary to keep ours in good condition so that it is effectively prepared when facing any type of weather. If you are going to use your Motorhome in winter or in bad weather remember…

"Take Care of Your Motorhome in Winter, Essential Advice"

Your motorhome in good conditions

  • Never block the vents to reduce air currents, as toxic gases can accumulate when the gas oven is used. It is recommended not to turn on the furnace or stove as a heating, because if the installation has any loss or its components are defective, a carbon monoxide leak may occur. If necessary, it is better to have an electric heater.
  • Carry an extra spare battery that is fully charged.
  • Sometimes the terrain can be swampy, always carry the necessary elements to remove the motor home from the mud in case it gets stuck.
  • Add some salt to the wastewater tank to prevent it from freezing. It also isolates the external freshwater tank.
  • Remember to bring warm bedding, extra blankets and winter comforters. Checking the weather forecast before leaving will give us an idea of ​​what may happen on the days we will be traveling.

And if you choose not to leave in the coldest season of the year we also give you some recommendations:

  • If the Motorhome is going to be parked outdoors, you should be especially careful to empty all the water tanks because if it freezes it can damage pipes, taps or pumps. If it is parked indoors, it should be in a dry place with good ventilation.
  • If you are going to be parked for a very long period, you should always lower the legs and place other reinforcement legs. It is necessary to keep them in good condition with products that avoid rust and corrosion.
  • Be sure to turn off the light, gas, check and clean the refrigerator to discard food debris that may spoil.
  • It is recommended to visit the Motorhome often. Open windows let it vent, turn on the heating for a while and let the humidity dry out of the room before closing again. It is advisable to have some dehumidification system inside, in order to keep the environment as dry as possible.
  • Take care of the tires as they can crack in the cold. Keeping covered with a tarp will help to conserve them.

With good maintenance you will ensure that when the good weather arrives your Motorhome will be in perfect condition to get back on the road again!