Winter precautions Autotrail

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  1. Paramotormanal

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    Good morning chaps I have a Autotrail Chieftain and as we are approaching our first winter I wondered what precautions I should take.

    First of all we use the campervan most weeks as I have all my flying equipment on board the last van we had was a LMC Liberty and that seemed to cope with the freezing conditions, it also had the water heater with a dump valve so it protected it against freezing up I have not seen one in this van does anyone know if they have one.

    When we go flying we use the camper as a mess room making drinks etc so ideally I would prefer to carry water around does anyone know if the on board water tanks are insulated the LMC was so I never emptied them, the year of the Autotrail is 2005 cheers Alan.
     
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    Go on the Autotrail web site (www.auto-trail.co.uk) and go into contacts where you will find phone numbers etc. They will answer your queries straight away.
    They will require the build number of the MH which is usually a sticker on the PSU (power supply unit). It will probably be a five digit hand written number.

    Hope that is some help.
     
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    the tanks are not insulated as standard, however there are aftermarket kits to have fitted, try cak tanks http://www.caktanks.co.uk/

    edit: dont read the post correctly they are not heated is what I ment to say, they have a thin layer of polystrean, around the fresh tank, not sure on the grey?
     
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    Cheers, funny though I would have thought all makes of campervans would be "winterised" if that is a word so you could use them all year round.
     
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    Don't believe those salesmen and glossy brochures!:Angry:

    I'm afraid to say your German-made LMC was a better proposition for winter use.

    In general, British vans, even with a 'winter pack', won't cut it away from hookup in prolonged sub-zero temperatures.

    Mind you, are you mad enough to fly in those conditions?!!!!!
     
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    Definitely we fly right through winter that's why I take the campervan hot soup and all lol
     
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