We all love the feeling we get when our motorhome is looking shiny and clean on the outside, but it’s equally important to make sure the interior, where we spend most of our time, is also well looked after.
Here, we share some simple measures to help keep your second home in tip-top condition, before storing away until your next adventure:
Ensure mice, rats and squirrels will not be attracted to spend the winter inside by thoroughly vacuuming the carpets and surfaces until no trace of food can be found. If they get inside, they could cause all manner of damage to wiring, fittings and anything else they can chew through. You need to block off as many entry points as you can to avoid this.
After dark, turn on and place as much bright lighting as you can inside, then go outside and look for points of light escaping, especially underneath.
Similarly, in strong daylight, close all the curtains and blinds and look for tell-tale beams of sunlight entering from outside. Check inside and behind drawer units and pay particular attention to points where wiring enters the caravan or motorhome from outside.
If you can see points of light entering, chances are that mice (or something larger) can get inside too. Any openings should be sealed with clear silicone or expanding foam, if the opening is quite large.
Leave nothing to chance by setting mouse traps and revisiting to re-arm them with fresh scraps every couple of weeks.
Taking time to take care of your interior can not only save time when readying for that first trip of the season, it can also save unnecessary expenditure making your caravan or motorhome ship-shape again.