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Old 15-02-2019, 06:06
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Default Storms lead to surge in static caravan insurance claims (Courtesy of Leisuredays)

An interesting article from just one of the many static caravan insurance companies.
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Old 15-02-2019, 07:32
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It is a timely reminder of last year. Don’t know what we can do to prevent roof damage etc. I think that’s down to luck perhaps. However the boiler damage, burst pipes and should be avoided by draining down properly although last year caught many out by the timing of “ the Beast from the East”
It seems a large number of this sort of claim seems to have been made for ‘vans on some sites that open 1st March but were not visited straight away. It is thought that the teams that recommissioned the ‘vans did it prior to 1st so ‘vans were not drained down when “the Beast” hit.
It may be worth checking out if you have your ‘van professionally drained down that you know when it is reconnected and that it is in accordance with your insurance companies requirements.
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Old 15-02-2019, 09:01
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I always turn the water off when i leave, If a push fit fitting pops when your not their you risk have 1,000 litres of water inside your caravan every hour.

The mains tap was a little too stiff to turn so i fitted a SureStop switch and can now switch it off from inside the caravan, This also isolates the outside tap, to stop others using your water.

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Old 15-02-2019, 17:40
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Yes, I always turn my water off and leave taps open etc. it's just common sense. However, when I go off-site for our eight-day shut down next Wednesday, I will set my C/H thermostat to 5 degrees and leave it as it is. The outside pipes have trace heating and are well lagged and there is fiberglass insulation under the floor. No drain down as it doesn't need it. I left it last year and we did have a hard freeze whilst we were away but everything was fine and we didn't have the trace heating then.
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