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Old 11-03-2013, 15:32
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Just a reminder for your safety, NEVER, EVER BLOCK OFF AIR VENTS they are there for your safety, and are part of your gas safety check.

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If any newbie to the scene, has or is considering blocking the air vents - then don't. You could well be playing with someone's lives, probably your own families.

Sorry if you see me as a scaremonger, but it is that dangerous to block them. They are there for a reason, let them be.

We lived in a chalet for 4 years, and half the vents had been blocked out - for having new walls fitted. Shame they never actually cut them out on the new walls, we were both in hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. Nasty stuff that. We had coal fires in the place.
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If you are unsure of anything regarding your Winter insurance cover, now is the time to check YOUR OWN insurance policy.
You need to be fully aware of your WINTER COVER DATES on your policy. These may vary with different companies.

Info regarding "preparing your caravan for Winter" can be found in the Reference Hub.
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I just checked our insurance and there are conditions applying if we leave the van unoccupied between 1st October and site closedown on 30th November, and haven't yet had a site approved drain down.

Thanks for the reminder about this - it can be a bit misleading for novices when the insurance dates don't match the site closing/opening times! It seems we either have to carry out a mini drain down after each visit or leave a central heating system operating or our insurance will be invalid.

There are activities running over the half term week at the end of October but that would mean we probably wouldn't get back down to do a final shutdown until mid November. Not sure I would be happy about leaving it that late before having a proper drain down done.
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I'm planning jobs for the next couple of weekends before we close it for the Winter at the end of November.
I have already steamed my carpets/rug/vinyl flooring, we had a nice dry breezy dry day last week, I had taken my steam mop especially to do it.
As older caravans seem to get more moisture inside, I'll use a solution of Milton to wipe down all my walls/internal doors/kitchen cupboard doors/window capping and the edging strips where the walls meet the ceiling. It takes a few hours to do it all, but it really does help prevent any small spores of black mould growing.
We've bought new moisture traps ready to leave in each room.
I shall also be defrosting my freezer, so that it will be much quicker to do on the last weekend.
We are spending bonfire night there - the six of us - so after that, I'll be reducing the food in the cupboards too.
It will all help to make that last trip easier, and leave us some time to take that last walk of the season along our beach...

If you haven't already done so, don't forget to check your winter cover dates on your insurance policy
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Just refreshing this thread.

Avoid taking chances at this time of year, Make sure you're aware of your Winter cover dates on your insurance policy, and follow their requirements to the letter. Frosts are still around, so it might be worth checking your moistures containers, (gel in tubs) they have been known to crack and then leak once thawed .

Have a browse through our "Autumn and Winter topics" thread, there's lots of tips to make your stay more comfortable especially if like me, you don't have Central Heating or Double Glazing

Here's the link http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7017
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