Motorhome owners could ‘rupture their pipes’ leading to ‘costly damage’ in winter warning

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Experts at We Buy Any Motorcaravan have warned it is “crucial” drivers drain all the water from their motorhomes before storing it away. Drivers must make sure “every last drop” is out for safety concerns.

Experts have warned pipes could “rupture” in the cold weather which could be an expensive repair for road users.

Shane Malpass, spokesperson for We Buy Any Motorcaravan said drivers who fail to prepare could be caught out.

He said: “Most people put their motorhomes and caravans away for the colder months.

“If they fail to prepare them for winter they could be looking at massive, costly damage from burst water pipes, battery failure and rodent infestations.

It is crucial that you properly drain down your motorhome to get every last drop out of the pipes.

“If you don’t, the water will freeze and may expand. Which could rupture your pipes.

“A simple way to get every last drop out is to open all of the taps and the drain down valve and to go for a short drive.

“This will knock any of the lingering droplets out of the pipeworks.”

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The Camping and Caravanning Club has also warned drivers needed to tackle the waiter system before storing.

They said: “After security, enemy number one during winter storage is frost damage due to water left in the motorhome, closely followed by problems arising from damp and mould.

“Any water left in the motorhome supply system is liable to freeze and cause damage during freezing weather.

“Ensure you drain down the whole system, including the water heater and taps.

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