Advice Notes for Tenants
These pages contain some useful information / advice for our tenants.
 
A general check list for new tenants can be downloaded here
 
 
Winter Care - (from Great Yarmouth Caravans) - view leaflet here

Important!
Your water and waste pipework and meter are your responsibility and should be protected from the elements, as any damage will be charged to the tenant.

All belongings must be stored safely and no valuables should be left on site during the closed season.

The park is closed to tenants during the winter period and access is only by appointment made through the office.

DO NOT LEAVE ANY KEYS HIDDEN ON YOUR PITCH OVER THE WINTER MONTHS CONTACT THE WARDEN IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS

Water
As the end of the season approaches we would like to remind you that it is very important that the water to your caravan is turned off, drained and disconnected from the mains water supply. We recommend that at the last visit to your caravan you turn off the stop tap supplying your water and arrange for a professional to drain off of your unit and reconnect and test your system next season.

PLEASE NOTE: On caravans equipped with factory fitted central heating combi boilers the system will have been filled with an anti-freeze inhibitor, and that the central heating loop should not be drained. However, the hot and cold water system must be drained even if the pipes are lagged.

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOUR WATER SYSTEM IS DRAINED BY A PROFESSIONAL CARAVAN CONTRACTOR TO PROTECT YOUR WARRANTY AND INSURANCE.

Some points to consider if draining your own unit:

  1. Turn off and disconnect the water inlet and leave disconnected for the winter; no one can then easily turn your water on.
  2. Open all the drain off points - usually 4 or 6 (but not the ones on the heating loop).
  3. Open all the taps and flush all toilets
  4. Put anti-freeze in toilet bowl / cistern and a splash in each sink trap.
  5. The only way to ensure all the water is removed from modern plastic piping systems is to close all taps and then connect compressed air, and open one tap at a time. Ensure the pressure does not exceed 20psi. Modern plastic piping is frost resistant, but the fittings will crack if any water remains in them and freezes.
  6. If compressed air is not used, ensure the water heater drain plug, if fitted, is removed; see your water heater instructions.
  7. Thermostatic shower mixers are very prone to frost damage, and we recommend that compressed air is used or the unit is removed and stored in a warm frost free environment for the winter.

Gas
ENSURE ALL GAS BOTTLES ARE SWITCHED OFF- Please note if your gas bottles are not on concrete slabs you will fail your gas check next year
THIS IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL TENANTS

Solar Panels
It is strongly advised that solar panels that are on brackets are lowered down and secured for the winter period. Contact Vince or Dean who will lower them at the end of the season and reinstate at the beginning of the next for a small charge.