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Golden Mayfair Draining Down For Winter Advice


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hello as the title suggests i am looking for some advice about how i would go about draining down the water system on my 1999 golden mayfair. we hoped we would get one more trip in her but due to circumstances beyond our control we were not able to get away. the van is parked at our storage facility which is about 5 miles from home. where are the the draining points and what do i need to do to avoid a big bill come next year,also any tips on preventing damp etc,would be greatly recieved.

 

many thanks

 

jason

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If you have a hot water heater then the drain tap is usually near to that, its often sited under a front seat. Ours has a yellow lever on it. So open all the taps and the drain point. dont forget the shower tap & pipe.

Also the little bung is in the toilet compartmewnt where the waste tank is, again often hidden by a bit of piping in front of it. Remove to drain the holding tank, after pumping the majority of the water into the waste tank.

leave the taps & drain point open for the winter so any remnaining bits of water can evaporate.

 

in 25 years weve never experienced split pipes etc.

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For your future trips you should consider draining down your water and toilet systems before towing, as a large mass of liquid sloshing about can lead to towing instability. It is also inadvisable to leave drinking water standing in the caravan's pipework between trips for hygiene reasons.

 

If you drain down every time before you leave a site you will have less work to do at your storage facility when leaving your 'van for the winter.

 

If you have a Carver hot water system in your caravan, you may find a plastic plug with a slot in the top, at the bottom of an outside panel. This plug should be removed to drain the water but keep the plug in safe place so that you can replace it before you start to re-fill the water system when you next use the caravan.

 

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Thats good advice Proterra and so early in the morning! Is that you on the photo. ..you look a little young to have had a caravan for 25 years ;-)

 

 

Not me my son, I havent been as thin as that for a number of years!!!!!

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