We are embarking on a super exciting family skiing adventure over the Christmas period this year in our MH. We are booking our euro tunnel to take us to France early on the 22nd (dec) and the return on the 7th (jan). There will be our 3 year old daughter, 5 year old son, the Mrs and me going in our 2014 Dethleffs Esprit Comfort A-class. My parents have spent most of the winter for the last several years living on Aires in the Alps at around 900m altitude and I have stayed in their van for a few nights over the years but this will be my first time taking my own van/family so if anyone can give us any pointers / tips / tricks that would be great. Also if anyone would be kind enough to recommend Aires or campsites that too would be appreciated. We are planning on France and due to having just 2 weeks I don't really want drive further than I have too however I will head where the snow is if its a poor start to the season. Anyway here is what I have worked out for myself so far..... Take our generator Take Snow chains + snow shovel fill up with diesel in the mountains take silver screen take x 2 big double sleeping bags to cover the dash internally (cold spot) cut celotex square to fit into skylight aperture (cold spot) our van is fully winterised with twin floor housing all tanks and pipes so no worries on that front Use damp traps in garage area rent ski locker at lift station (bit of a must with the kids) I am sure as time goes on I will have loads of questions but the one troubling me right now is..... We have a Gazlow system so what do we do to try to stop the butane liquefying?