Poll results reveal how many have drained down for winter

The results are in from our latest poll to find out how many readers have done the all important task of draining down for winter.

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Our policyholders were reminded to drain down as part of our winter weather precautions between November 1st and March 15th, if they’re not using their static caravan or lodge.

It proved to be a hugely popular poll with 318 votes and we’re pleased to see that the majority have drained down for winter, even if you’re planning to make the odd visit back to your unit.

Let’s see how you voted…

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Almost three quarters of you have already drained down with 69 per cent of the overall votes. A third of you won’t be back until the Spring and 36 per cent have drained down but will be having a stay or two during the winter season.

The results also revealed that 21 per cent are continuing to use their static caravan or lodge during the winter months so haven’t drained down just yet.  Perhaps they read our top tips on getting the most out of your unit in winter! Click here to see more about that.

There are still 10 per cent who haven’t drained down and say they will be doing it later.

It’s important to remind these readers that holiday caravans are are less insulated than houses and in the colder, winter months can be prone to burst pipes, which can cause damage to your boiler and holiday home. It  really is important to drain down to make sure your insurance cover remains valid.

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For more information on our winter weather precautions click here.

Have your say

If you have any comments about the results have your say in the comment box below.

6 comments on “Poll results reveal how many have drained down for winter

  1. I haven’t drained down as yet as i am staying in my Caravan until the park closes, but i have booked and paid for draindown for beginning of January.

  2. I have paid a plumber to drain down my van but I was wondering if there is actually any secret to it. In other words is it something I could do myself? And what is involved in setting up again? Is it just a case of turning on at the mains or do I need to pay the plumber again?

    1. It’s down to personal preference David. You could do it yourself by following our winter weather advice (www.leisuredays.co.uk/winter-weather) and by referring to your manufacturer’s handbook but for that extra peace of mind you might want to pay your plumber.

  3. Can’t remember if I posted a comment previously, perhaps not but I drained down on 30/10/15 & will not be flooding up until about mid March, disconnect the line in & use a compressor to clear the pipes, put anti freeze in the toilets. Never had a problem in 23 years, those who use “Professionals!!” have not always been so fortunate!!

  4. We have trace heating fitted to all external pipes and an electric shut off valve fitted immediately after the manual stop cock. Toilets are emptied and water pressure released from taps before we leave. All of these are managed from the inside of the caravan and give us the freedom of continuing to use our holiday home throughout the winter season.

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