Winter storage ?

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  1. Angus dog

    Angus dog

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    This is our first year of motorhoming and it has been hugely successful.However winter is coming and whilst we intend to use "the bus" over the winter we have a few queries :
    when not in use is it better to be stored in a building?We have access to a few large sheds on nearby farms.
    Should we connect the electric and permanently keep a heater on ?
    If heat is on is it necessary to drain the water systems?
    At what temp should the water be drained ?

    Any other general advices would be appreciated
     
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    I'm sure you'll get lots of advice so here is what I do.

    Drain all water and blow through system to ensure it's really empty.

    Connect to mains and change over battery every couple of weeks.

    Stick a thermostatically controlled heater in ( ours is set to 8C).

    As ours is parked on the drive I check it at least once a week if we haven't used it and try to go for a run at least once a month, even just a day out is good.

    RgGds
    Bill
     
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    Thanks for reply.
    I know I am being stupid but what do you mean by changing battery and blowing through ?
     
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    By changing over the battery I mean switching to the chassis battery for 24 hours to top it up.

    Blowing through is when I disconnect the water pump outlet and open one tap at a time and literally blow the line clear by blowing through the water pipe. Don't forget to do both hot and cold sides and especially the shower. One winter we had a crack in the shower water connection block under the mixer caused because a small amount of water had been left there, fixed it with araldite eventually.

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