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Prepare your caravan for winter

Posted by Linda Davidson

Owners of Comet caravan taps have been urged to ensure that their caravan is properly prepared for winter.

A spokeswoman at the National Caravan Council (NCC) said that if the motorhome is unlikely to be used over the colder months it is essential to remove upholstery and soft furnishings, as well as valuables such as radio and TV.

She added that it is also best to thoroughly clean the interior and drain down water pipes and tanks prior to locking it up for winter.

"On the subject of servicing …there is no time like the present. Come spring, everyone will be rushing to get their caravan or motorhome serviced before the season starts, so you may find your local workshop all booked up," the spokeswoman added.

However, those who do intend to use their caravan over the winter months have been advised by IAM Drive & Survive head of training Simon Elstow and a number of safety charities about the importance of winter tyres and tread depth.