Winter care tips from Devon MotorHomes and Car Sales

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By Devon Motorhomes and Cars | Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 15:08

If your motorhome is parked in the same position for several months the tyres may develop flat spots.To avoid this happening, either remove the wheels or raise them off the ground. But, before doing either check with your insurance company that you will remain insured. Some insurance companies insist you must have a wheel clamp fitted when the motorhome is not in use – you can't fit one if the wheels are not there.They may also object to some types of winter wheels that interface with the chassis hub.

There are products available called tyre formers which are crescent shaped plastic forms which sit under your wheels which can also prevent this happening.

If you can't remove the wheels move the motorhome occasionally to reposition the tyre load on a different part of the tyre.While the wheels are removed you can bring them in to Devon Motor Homes and Westcombe MOT and service station and will give you an expert inspection of the tyres and re-balance the wheels as well. Ensuring your caravan wheels are balanced will help the handling of your unit and reduce tyre wear.

Before you put your motorhome to bed for the winter it is really important to drain the system of water to help the prevention of burst and cracked pipes over the winter months and costly parts and repairs in the spring, Give us a call to book in for a system drainage before the frost sets in.

If you would like any further help or advice regarding tips and care of your motorhome please give us a call on 01803 874222 Devon Motor Homes are currently offering a free winter safety tyre check for your vehicle just to give you some peace of mind for the coming winter months. Call us to book your free check now on 01803 874222



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