Your RV Fall/Winter Maintenance Checklist


Fall is here and winter is just around the corner! It’s time to start thinking about your seasonal maintenance checklist for your RV. While you may still have a few trips left before it’s time to winterize your RV, it is smart to keep in mind this brief fall checklist:


The Electrical System

Be sure to check the battery charge each fall before putting your RV away for storage. You can completely take out the battery and store in a safe place at room temperature or there are plenty devices that keep electricity periodically flowing through the battery in order to prevent complete discharge. Occasionally, check all breakers, fuses, and voltage of outlets to avoid any potential damage while storing in extreme weather. Remember to completely turn of and unplug all appliances in your RV when you do finally decide to store your RV for the winter.


The Exterior

While it is still moderately warm, wash your RV while checking for cracks, leaks, or the peeling of caulking in order to catch it before it is too late this winter. Inspect the awning and fabric and remember to get it completely dry to prevent mold and mildew. Next, it is important to inflate your tires to the proper winter pressure and check weekly until you store your RV for tires that dry rot. This ensures that your tires will be safe all winter and ready to go for the spring season!



Lastly, there are a few other main things to check this fall before you store your RV for the winter. Lubricate hinges and locks while replacing all appliance batteries in order to minimize your spring checklist. Be sure to clean air conditioning filters and air your unit out one last time to get any odors or wetness out. Lastly, before you close the windows for the winter, be sure to inspect each one for air leaks or malfunctions to be sure that melting snow won’t enter your RV if stores in unfavorable conditions.


All of these tasks can be included in a professional RV winterization. Check with your RV Maintenance Professionals to find out what they offer.


Top 3 Most Beautiful Autumn Campgrounds

The smell of burning leaves, the orange and red scenery, and most importantly, the sound of your RV starting up to visit some of the most beautiful places in the world! Autumn is the season for some of the most beautiful sights and memories. But where can you find the best of what autumn has to offer in your RV? Check out our Top 3 most beautiful autumn campgrounds to visit this fall. You won’t be disappointed.

Housatonic Meadows


3. Housatonic Meadows State Park, Connecticut

Located in the rock-strewn valley of the Housatonic River amid the rugged hills of the northwestern uplands, Housatonic Meadows is an ideal setting for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank gives the overnight visitor a genuine back-to-nature feeling. The clear, cold river water also provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on trout and bass. A two-mile stretch of river (including the park shore) is limited to fly fishing. With the gorgeous scenery of orange and red trees, this fall camping spot is one of the best in the world!

Smokey Mountain National park


2. Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee

This park offers spectacular fall foliage viewing for visitors to Tennessee. With a wide range of elevation, as well as many species of tree the Great Smoky Mountains offer visitors great viewing throughout October. The higher elevations start to change earlier and have species including American beech and mountain maple. The lower elevations change color later and have a stunning display of color from species like sugar maple and hickories.


North Cascades


1. North Cascades National Park, Washington

Washington’s North Cascades are a fantastic place for fall foliage seekers to enjoy the beautiful colors. From mid-September through mid-October travelers will find an amazing range of colors throughout the region. The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the drives that run through the forest are great options for viewing the fall colors, as well as fun hiking options throughout the region.