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How to Prepare Your Motorhome for Summer

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy your motorhome. You can hit the open road, explore new places and make memories with friends and family.

But if your motorhome has been sat all alone and unloved throughout the winter months, it’s important to give it some much needed care to ensure it’s in perfect condition ready for the summer ahead. So with summer just around the corner, we’ve put together a quick list of just some of the things you should be thinking about when it comes to getting your motorhome ship-shape for the season ahead.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Make sure to clean and polish your motorhome inside and out to get rid of any built-up dirt or grime. You should also check all the seals and fittings to ensure they’re in good condition and aren’t leaking.

By keeping the inside of your motorhome clean, you’ll keep the whole thing looking and smelling fresh ready for you to hit the open road as the warmer months roll in.

Wash all of the windows inside and out, along with the panels on your motorhome. Doing this regularly during the winter months will help prevent any built up dirt or grime gathering and making your motorhome look untidy

Pay close attention to the outside of the vehicle and give the whole of your motorhome a good clean, paying particular attention to the roof, which can attract a lot of dirt during the winter months from driving along dirty roads or being locked up in a garage or out on your driveway.

Water system

Your motorhome’s water system is one of the most important parts of the vehicle. It’s responsible for supplying fresh, clean water to all the different areas of the motorhome, including the kitchen, bathroom and shower

If you didn’t properly winterise your water system before storing your motorhome away for the winter, you could end up with some nasty surprises when you go to use it again in the summer.

Bacteria and algae can form in the water system through the colder months so it’s important to properly sanitise the system and give it a good flush through before its next use.

Frozen pipes, burst hoses and leaks are just a few of the things that can happen if you’re not careful, so a thorough check of your water system is a must before the summer breaks through.

Tyres & Brakes

Check the tyres for wear and tear, and replace if necessary. You should also have the brakes serviced to make sure they’re in good working order before you hit the road again.

When left unused over the winter months, tyres can lose pressure, so ensure the tyre pressure is properly checked and adjusted.

Checking the Engine

Have the engine checked over by a mechanic to ensure it’s in good condition and ready for summer journeys is really important.

Check all engine fluids such as oil and coolant, as well as windscreen washer fluid levels, to ensure your motorhome is in tip-top condition.

Insurance

Motorhomes are a great way to travel and see the country, but it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for summer weather. One thing you need to check before the summer is your motorhome insurance

Make sure you’re fully covered for any potential accidents or damage that may occur while on the road, as well as ensuring your vehicle is fully covered against fire and theft.

Finally. Have you installed a GPS tracking device in your motorhome?

A GPS tracking device is a great way to keep an eye on your motorhome, especially if you’re planning on hitting the open road this summer

With a GPS tracking device installed, you can relax and enjoy your trip knowing that you can always check in on your motorhome’s location no matter where you are

Unfortunately, many motorhome owners still don’t have a GPS tracking device installed on their motorhome, making it an arduous task to recover in the event of it being stolen.

As we take our motorhomes out more during the summer, they become prime targets for thieves, so installing a GPS tracking device is another step in securing your motorhome against theft.

GPSBob offer a great range of motorhome GPS trackers with no subscriptions, monthly fees or nasty contracts, and starting at only £129 upfront with enough tracking data to last up to 10 years without top-up, GPSBob motorhome tracking is the perfect low-cost solution for securing you vehicle.

Visit the tracker shop today to buy yours and get your motorhome ready for the summer.