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Winter camper care

Postby pondering » 06 Jan 2019, 19:26

This is my first winter with my first camper and I'm wondering what care 'actions' I should be taking to look after 'her' (Sybl) over winter. I don't have a garage and park on street. What care do you 'old hands' take of your vans over winter please?
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Re: Winter camper care

Postby R0B » 06 Jan 2019, 22:43

A good carnauba waxing is the best thing you can do for your van.And drive it regulary. They dont like being stood.
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Winter camper care

Postby clift_d » 07 Jan 2019, 00:41

Also, the consensus view is that you shouldn't use a cover.
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Re: Winter camper care

Postby Dubworth » 08 Jan 2019, 15:59

R0B wrote:A good carnauba waxing is the best thing you can do for your van.And drive it regulary. They dont like being stood.


I'll second both of those. Also, pro-active rust prevention, dinitrol ML in the cavities etc, oiling/greasing hinges/locks etc. is always good :)
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Re: Winter camper care

Postby pondering » 19 Feb 2019, 19:46

Thanks all. I had left her a while so she did grumble a bit about starting, but did - phew ! And we've been shopping locally a few times, so all sweet at the moment. I did lubricate the locks, so they work nice/more smoothly now, and I found an Autoglym 'wash & protect kit' that had carnauba wax in ! A cara van owner also pointed me in the direction of a wash for my high top - Fenwick's Motorhome cleaner, followed by their 'Over Wintering' protective liquid. A mammoth day at the 'coalface' of cleaning, but she looked grand after. :D
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