It was great to see lots of static caravanners have drained down their holiday caravan for the winter.
Last month we asked how you had drained down your holiday caravan, and it was pleasing to see that 95 per cent of our 300+ voters had already done it.
Our latest poll results also revealed that almost half – 44 per cent of voters – had carried out the all-important drain down themselves.
A third of voters had their draining down arranged by their park owner and 18 per cent had called in the experts.
Only six caravan owners planned to use their caravan all winter and only three people didn’t know how to drain down or what’s involved. A further three caravanners didn’t plan to drain down at all.
Our winter weather precautions remind our policyholders to drain down between November 1st and March 15th to make sure their insurance cover for their static caravan or lodge remains valid. This is because holiday caravans are less insulated than houses and residual water can easily freeze, causing pipes or burst and water to escape and cause damage.
As well as draining down, other steps to take to avoid winter damage include lagging any exposed pipes and adding a small amount of anti-freeze to the toilet, sink, bath and shower traps. Moisture absorbing crystals in pots around the caravan will also help to reduce damp and removing all food will help to keep vermin away.
Find out more about our Defaqto 5 star rated insurance cover for static caravans and holiday lodges by clicking here.