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    Mobilmick Read Only Funster

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    Just in the process of purchasing our 2nd motorhome a Euromobil activa. Has anybody got any ideas on winter storage. It will be outside in a lock up. Thanks
     
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    Welcome to the fun. I assume you mean it is in a locked storage compound rather than in a lockup which would be under cover. So what suggestions are you looking for, how to keep the battery charged, wheels and clutch free, thieves away from it or rodents out of it. Its a bit of an open ended question so unsure how to answer. There are a number of threads running about how to layup for the winter if that is what you mean.
     
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    Hi wildman. Yes it is in a locked storage compound and one of the thoughts i have had is to get a winter cover for it. I have been looking at Protec, Kampa, Maypole or any other breathable and waterproof cover there is on the market. Also to take the batteries out and keep them in a warm environment. I will be running it through the winter and being new to the site could you guide me to the threads running about how to lay up for the winter. thanks
     
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    dont lay it up, use it:BigGrin: you know it makes sense.
     
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    We have a Eura Mobil profila, so presume it's fairly similar. We keep ours on our drive. These German vans are built to withstand winter weather (the continentals don't grind to a halt just because it snows). Apart from draining the water and leaving the EHU connected we don't really go to any great lengths over winter. Obviously you'll need to take your batteries to put on charge but otherwise I don't think you need to be overconcerned.

    In 2011 we went abroad leaving the van on the drive through that awful weather and it was fine. :thumb:


    If there's anything specific you are looking for advice about just ask.

     
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    Thanks for the advice wynandjean but it was mainly for the times it gets bitter cold and heavier snow as we cannot get to the lock up all the time. If the weather forecast suggests it will be warm-ish and no snow then we can leave it off. Being in the north-east and near the north sea it can get pretty cold at times. We will be running it over the winter and not laying it up altogether cranky but taking it out for runs every 2 wks to a month or so. Wether we go to any sites for a few days we will just have to see. Thanks everyone.
     
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    Just had a couple of jobs done by Paul at Northampton motorhome Services, he has an older Euromobile that he would not change it and he spends 4 - 6 weeks skiing every year and he has no problem with the cold weather
     
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    A 'cover' was included with ours but we never use it - the consensus is that the damage they tend to do to the surface ourweighs any protection they might offer.

    ...and as said previously ours stood on the drive for a fortnight and withstood the horrendous snow and ice two years back.

    Wyn
     
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    I avoided covers as I have heard that you need to give the van a really good wash before you use them and let it fully dry.

    If you don't when you drag the cover over, the dirt on the vehicle acts as an abrasive on the paint work...

    I had a Eura Mobil and it was a fantastic van. It is my favourite make. I hope you get many years of enjoyment out of it.
     
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    Thanks everyone, I think I have decided to give the cover a miss as i don't fancy the van being scratched. Only had van a few days now but very impressed with it. Will be taking it to a site this weekend to give it its first airing
     
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    We used to put a cover on our motorhome and had no problem with scratching the surface, but what stopped us using it was we went to get the van one day in some very cold weather and because it was a breathable cover it was frozen to the roof!! and we had to move it into the sun to defrost it. We haven't used it since.
     

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