Essential Accessories for Your Caravan this Winter

Posted on October 4, 2013

As the winter draws nearer it is now the time to start thinking about storing your caravan away for the winter. However to ensure you don’t return to it in the spring to be greeted by some nasty surprises there are a number of things you have to think about.

Here at The Caravan Company we stock accessories essential to the winter preparation of your van at our Leicester and Wimborne sites, but what do they do and why are they so important?

Caravan Cover

A caravan cover protects the exterior of the vehicle from a number of things, most notably the cold and moisture that can damage body work and seals, however you will also want to protect it from anything that can simply drop out of the sky, such as bird droppings, leaves or branches.

Moisture Crystals

If moisture is allowed to develop in your caravan over the winter it could lead to rather unpleasant smells and mould by the time you come back to it next year.

The water absorbent moisture crystals we sell are designed to maintain a dry interior to avoid this problem occurring.

Intelligent Battery Charger

Unlike in a car, the battery in your caravan will continue to lose charge even when in storage, which will mean a flat battery come springtime.

Here at The Caravan Company we stock intelligent battery chargers that can take care of this common issue. Simply remove your caravan’s battery and plug it into the charger – which can be kept at your home – for the whole winter or just every couple of months to ensure it’s ready for next year.


After just 14 days non-flowing water becomes unfit for human consumption. After a month it will develop bacteria that could pose a health hazard. This is just one of the issues that Floë is designed to address.

This innovative piece of equipment drains your caravan’s water system completely to ensure that there is no water left in the pipes over winter. As well as preventing the health risks that can arise from consuming stale water Floë also prevents pipes bursting because of frozen water – a problem that can cost hundreds of pounds to fix.

Fiamma Wheel Savers

When left to stand for a long period of time tyres can become misshapen and distorted. Fiamma wheel savers are resistant curved cradles designed to prevent this issue and help you avoid a costly tyre replacement.

To find out more about any of the caravan accessories we can offer call us on 0116 253 6767 (Leicester) or 01202 888 601 (Wimborne, Dorset).

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