Do I need to do anything - not using MH for 2 weeks (1 Viewer)

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EastAngler

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We won't be using our 1993 Hymer B544 now until the end of the month. Do I need to do anything if it is going to just sit there for a few weeks?

I have drained down the freshwater tank and gas is off.

Anything else I should do?



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If you have an alarm etc it might be worth staying plugged in to mains or else your battery might run low (our previous van would deplete battery in 3 weeks due to all the 'systems' placing a small but total load on the battery.

As for the water, not necessary. Gas? well maybe but I tend not to......
 
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EastAngler

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If you have an alarm etc it might be worth staying plugged in to mains or else your battery might run low (our previous van would deplete battery in 3 weeks due to all the 'systems' placing a small but total load on the battery.

As for the water, not necessary. Gas? well maybe but I tend not to......

I assumed that it wasn't a good idea to have stagnant water sitting around for a couple of weeks, that's why I drained it down.

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In wet weather bear in mind your 1993 Hymer - like mine - has drum brakes and they will stick if you dont move it at least every 2 weeks - ideally weekly in winter.

This time of year you should be fine. Just mentioning for future really.
 
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Turn off the master switch for the habitation electrics, so there is no risk of current from the leisure battery leaking away.
 
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I assumed that it wasn't a good idea to have stagnant water sitting around for a couple of weeks, that's why I drained it down.

I put fresh water in ours :ROFLMAO:
Seriously though tap water has got chlorine in it so it will stay OK for a while. I think the danger temperature is something like 45c to 60c when legionnaires bacteria breeds (y)

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If you've drained it, make sure the water pump is off, too.
Better still, switch off the electrics.
At this time of year, I don't bother draining water (no chance of freezing), but I do switch electrics off, just in case something has been left on. Flattened batteries degrade quickly and rarely recover fully.
 
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Fridge door open
Handbrake off, choke wheels if possible
My reversing light switch played up when left in reverse for two weeks over winter, maybe coincidence but first gear for me now.
Electric off
Lock door
 
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EastAngler

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Fridge door open
Handbrake off, choke wheels if possible
My reversing light switch played up when left in reverse for two weeks over winter, maybe coincidence but first gear for me now.
Electric off
Lock door

Don't have any wheel chocks so won't be doing that, but why do I need to have the handbrake off, do they tend to "stick"?
 
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They can do, drums or disks, if it's damp and a bit of corrosion sets in they can stick. Usually just free themselves when wheel turns but occasionally more serious.
Better to avoid a problem and leave brake off if you can.
A couple of bricks will do as chocks if nothing else available.

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They can do, drums or disks, if it's damp and a bit of corrosion sets in they can stick. Usually just free themselves when wheel turns but occasionally more serious.
Better to avoid a problem and leave brake off if you can.
A couple of bricks will do as chocks if nothing else available.
Additionally, you can leave the van in 1st gear.
 
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If facing down hill..... leave in reverse...

If facing up hill leave in first...

Cos if you leave it in the gear it`s facing... they can creep... :(

Then put the hand brake orft.. (y)
 
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