Published: 22 November 2016
With winter approaching, there’re a number of things you must consider when closing down your caravan holiday home.
Follow this step-by-step guide and be safe in the knowledge that your caravan holiday home will be safe and secure this winter.
Winterising your caravan.
Most parks will offer a winterisation service or more commonly known as a ‘drain down’ service. This will include;
Safeguard your caravan inside;
Tip: clean fridge/freezer with bicarbonate of soda and wedge the door open, this will allow air circulation. You may want to leave a tea towel at the bottom of the fridge to soak up any excess water.
Safeguard your caravan outside;
o a) Your outside furniture is with your static caravan when you return in the spring
o b) Your caravan and furniture is undamaged if there were to be any high winds during the winter months.
o Storage boxes
o Plant pots
o Gas bottles
Once you have completed all the tasks above it is good to inform the park managers or owners of the park when you are leaving and likely to return in the spring, that way they know the caravan is empty and they can keep an eye on it for you. Of course you will be able to visit your caravan at anytime over the winter for your own piece of mind. It is essential that park staff are informed that the caravan has been closed down.