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How to prepare your motorhome for prolonged immobilization?

At the end of the holidays or after the summer, comes the time to put the camper away, sometimes for a few months, while waiting for the next season. Here are some tips to prepare him for a prolonged immobilization.

Rest assured, the season is not over yet, and we still have good days ahead of us. But if you are one of the vacationers who are back home, perhaps you are already preparing for store your motorhome, until next year. Here are our few tips to prepare it for a long immobilization, and especially for winter.

Clean it from top to bottom

Before starting the overwintering process, thoroughly clean the inside and outside of the motorhome. Make sure everything is clean and dry to prevent mold and corrosion from forming. The same is true for the sanitary facilities, the oven and the refrigerator.

Drain the tanks

Completely empty the tanks clean water, gray water and black water. Clean them and leave the valves open to allow residual moisture to evaporate.

Put antifreeze in the pipes

fill it in fresh water system with non-toxic antifreeze specifically designed for RV systems. Make sure the antifreeze reaches all points in the system to prevent the water from freezing and damaging the pipes.

Remove the battery

Si possible, remove the battery from the motorhome and store it in a dry place, charging it periodically to prevent it from completely discharging. If you can’t remove it, turn off battery power to avoid unnecessary discharge (by separating the terminals).

Fill the fuel tank

Pour prevent dust and deposits build up in your fuel tank, fill it about half full. It is not recommended to fill it completely, the fuel losing quality over time, it may get poorer on the next reboot.

Inflate the tires

Inflate all tires (within the limit of the maximum authorized pressure) to prevent them from flattening during wintering. If possible, put the motorhome on blocks to avoid prolonged contact with the cold ground.

Put him (if possible) in the shelter

If you can, store the motorhome in a covered area such as a garage or warehouse. If this is not possible, use a protective cover to prevent weather damage.

Let the air circulate

Be sure that the interior of the motorhome is well ventilated to avoid the formation of mold and bad smells. Place desiccant bags to absorb moisture.

Rodent Protection

Close all openings through which rodents could entersuch as vents and exhaust pipes. Place repellents or traps to avoid unwanted intrusions.

Read also :

Campervan holidays: what type of vehicle to choose?

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