Prepare your Static Caravan for Winter

Whether you’re planning on vacating your static caravan or holiday lodge until spring or wish to come and go when you please during the colder months, we can’t deny that winter is headed our way.

As the weather gets colder, wetter, and windier, there are several precautions you should be taking to prevent winter-related damage and loss to your beloved holiday home.

At Compass, we see a high number of claims relating to storm and flood damage, escape of water, often due to frozen pipes, as well as damage caused by vermin. In this post, we will explain how to help keep your static caravan, furniture, and equipment safe throughout the colder months, ready for your return in the new season.

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Maintenance, draining down, and safety checks

It is important that you perform regular maintenance checks on your caravan, but this is crucial ahead of winter.

Owners often face issues such as frozen pipes, mildew, and water damage when they return to their caravan after the winter. By following our advice for draining down and performing maintenance on your caravan, you can avoid costly repairs.

Security measures

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Taking appropriate security measures will help keep your unit secure from thieves.

Keep out unwanted guests

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Pests can cause a huge amount of damage, particularly when left unchecked for a long period of time. When closing down for the winter, we suggest the following precautions are taken to avoid vermin problems.

If you have questions about closing your unit for the winter, then please don’t hesitate to speak to someone at your park. To ensure your static caravan or holiday lodge is protected, get a quote online, or call 0344 274 0277 to speak to a member of our team.

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