Winterising Hymers.

Discussion in 'Top Tips & Tricks' started by MrsBB, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. MrsBB

    MrsBB Funster

    Jun 14, 2014
    Got alde system and a 300 page hymer manual plus several other manuals . Some of the suggestions are really OTT .... Maybe this is because it is designed for Germany and places even colder . It says take out TVs , completely empty all upholstery, any other loose fixtures and fittings including gas bottles whether empty or not!
    We don't live in a mansion with several spare rooms and the ones we have are already full of junk ( says he!)
    We can leave it on hook up but is that an unnecessary expense?
    Any help gratefully received.
  2. tonyidle

    tonyidle Funster

    Aug 6, 2013
    Kendal, Cumbria
    I drain my Hymer carefully, lower the bed, and keep it on hook-up with a 600w heater with a frost stat permanently on. Battery maintenance via hook-up uses very little power as does the heater. I keep the heater there primarily to prevent condensation on internal metal fittings & to enable me to use the MH as a spare bedroom on occasions. It's surprising how much nicer it feels and smells with even a very small heat source. When it is used as a spare bedroom we do, of course, use the normal van heating as required.

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