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.
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.