06 Nov Winterize a Motorhome: Why and How You Should
The frosty weather and chilly evenings are well and truly upon us, and at this time of year, we regularly get asked how to winterize a motorhome. For many, winter spells a time where adventures stop and you take your motorhome off the road.
However, parking your motorhome up for the winter requires some preventive measures so it’ll be ready to use when the better weather comes along. This process is known as winterizing your motorhome and it’s something that every avid camper should know.
Getting your motorhome prepared for winter is a pretty simple process; although, it can take some time to do. Nonetheless, it’s still something that protects your motorhome from damage and keeps it running for years to come!
Why winterize a motorhome?
As with any other vehicles, cold weather can have an impact on how well they run and the amount of maintenance they require. However, unlike daily use vehicles such as cars, motorhomes are often stored away for the duration of winter until the sunshine makes its appearance at the start of spring.
Due to the fact that they aren’t used for several months, and are left static in the cold weather, there are a number of steps that need to be taken to prevent damage to tyres and stop water pipes freezing and bursting.
Without following these steps and preparing your motorhome for winter, it’s likely that when it comes to spring and you’re ready to start your next adventure, you’ll need to spend time and money fixing it before you can hit the road.
Materials you need to winterize a motorhome
Before getting started, you’ll need to ensure you have all the necessary materials together. In order to successfully winterize a motorhome, the materials you’ll need include:
- A large bottle of non-toxic antifreeze to put through the plumbing system
- Waterproof sealant to fill any gaps or holes on the exterior of your motorhome
- Mothballs and steel wool to fill internal holes and gaps to prevent rodents
- Bug screens to stop cockroach, bee, moth, and fly infestations
- A dehumidifier to ensure your motorhome doesn’t get damp
- An RV storage cover to protect the exterior of your motorhome from the weather
- Bricks or tyre stands to prop up your vehicle and prevent tyres going flat
Check out our infographic down below!
Owing to the fact that winterizing a motorhome is a vital part of being a motorhome owner, we decided to make the process as simple as possible by putting together an infographic. It walks you through a number of things you can do to ensure your motorhome is well protected during the winter months and in harsh weather, as well as offering a few statistics about motorhomes in the UK. Check it out below and, if you like it and find it helpful, we’d love to hear your thoughts so feel free to leave us a comment down below!
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