cold weather damage

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  1. mick noe

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    I am wondering how many of us are in for some surprises when getting the vans ready to use after the cold weather? I carefully drained down (I thought:Doh:) but on refilling and testing the system the shower head has split! No big deal and not expensive but thank goodness that was all I had forgotten. Also in spite of driving a few miles every few weeks the wipers have developed a strange fault. Note to self USE VAN OVER WINTER.:thumb:
     
  2. Mixter

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    Though ours has been laid up since the end of October, ive been in there almost weekly. Checked the batteries, made sure its never been freezing, run the engine a time or two, moved the van a yard to give the tyres a turn etc. If i get any surprises, ill be very surprised.:roflmto:
     
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    Always, always, open taps UNSCREW shower head...don't lose the o-ring!:thumb:

    £30 I think a new head is....without pipe.
     
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    We've used the RV throughout the winter and all seemed OK, until i went to get water from the outside shower, pipes and taps OK but the mixer bit, ie lst bit before shower pipe burst:Doh:

    OK I've got a new one from Duncan, about £26 but note to self, don't just rely on opening taps but blow down the thing:thumb:

    Actually we got a couple of in line isolator taps I'm looking to instal before next year so once we have the first drain down I can isolate the outside shower and hopefully not have the same issue, and frankly I rarely use it except as in this case I wanted water to wash the wheel trims down...
     
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