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Water System

If you do not keep the vehicle inside a heated building, you will need to wrap the water pipes so that the water inside does not freeze. You can also drain all the water from the pipes so there are no more problems. Lines to the ice machine, dishwasher, and washing machine (if the vehicle is equipped) must also be wired. A campervan dealer like Fretz RV can offer more tips and ideas on how to prepare your camper for winter and keep the pipes in good condition.

Battery Care

Even if you don't use the caravan or caravan in winter, you still need to make sure the battery stays charged. Run the car through the winter so the electricity is still flowing. If the battery is left in freezing temperatures for a long time, it may lose its charge. Remove the battery and store the vehicle in a warm place until you are ready to use it again.

Keeping Animals Away

There may be a few animals looking to make their home this winter, so look for ways to prevent them from getting in. Seal openings that are easy to access or flimsy. You should also put mousetraps in case something happens to the caravan or caravan.


It is common for tires to lose some of their pressure as the weather cools. Add a little more air before the cold weather arrives so it doesn't decrease too much during the winter months. The awning is a good piece to have on hand so you can cover the vehicle and protect it somewhat from lower temperatures, reducing the amount of pressure lost in the tires.

Snow and Ice

If you leave the vehicle outside in the winter, it's best to have some type of chemical on the windows to prevent snow and ice from forming easily. This will also facilitate the removal of winter precipitation when cleaning the vehicle. If there is a large amount on windows, it may cause the glass to crack.

Open the Grilles

Keep the vents slightly cracked if you don't want a musty smell in the vehicle when it's ready to use. Look online for tips on how far to open them so that there isn't too much cold air inside.

Your caravan or motorhome is an exciting vehicle to use when the weather is nice. When it's too cold to travel, here are some tips to consider to protect it throughout the winter. These tips can help keep small animals away, prevent water pipes from bursting and glass from cracking. Use a cover if possible and store the vehicle in a garage for best protection.


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