Spring is on the way and we can’t wait a minute longer for camping season to finally start! After storing your RV during the winter months, it’s time to ensure that everything is in tip-top shape before hitting the road. Make sure you’re ready by getting your RV prepped and de-winterized. Here are our top 10 tips to help get your RV de-winterized and ready for your next camping adventure:
- It’s time for a little spring cleaning! Start off by giving your RV a thorough cleaning both inside and out. This will help you identify any damages or issues that may have occurred during the winter.
- Water damage is a common issue in RVs. Check to ensure that everything is in order before you take off on your next adventure. Look for water stains on the ceiling, walls, and floors. If you find any signs of water damage, it’s important to address the issue before you begin de-winterizing the rest of your RV.
- Give your RV’s roof some love and attention to make sure it’s in great condition. Look for cracks, tears, or any other signs of wear and tear. This is a great way to ensure that your RV will last for many more trips to come.
- Check your battery to ensure that it’s fully charged and ready to go! If you disconnected the battery during the winter, it’s important to check it before de-winterizing. Make sure it’s fully charged and that there are no signs of damage or corrosion. After all, the last thing you want is to be stuck with a dead battery when you’re ready to hit the road.
- Make sure your tires are in great condition and ready to hit the road. Your RV’s tires can become flat or misshapen during storage, so it’s important to check them before hitting the road. Look for signs of wear and tear, and make sure they’re inflated to the proper pressure. Checking the tires before leaving ensures you’ll have a smooth and comfortable ride.
- Test out all your appliances to make sure everything is working properly. Your RV’s appliances may not have been used for several months, so it’s important to test them before hitting the road. This is also a great way to get excited about all the delicious meals you’ll be cooking and enjoying on your trip!
- The plumbing in your RV can be damaged by freezing temperatures, so it’s important to check for leaks before de-winterizing. Run water through all the faucets and check for any leaks. After all, the last thing you want is a leaking faucet to dampen your trip.
- If you drained your RV’s freshwater tank during the winter, it’s important to fill it before hitting the road. Make sure to add a water treatment solution to prevent bacteria growth.
- Propane is used for many things in an RV, from heating to cooking, so it’s important to check the propane system before de-winterizing. Look for signs of damage or leaks, and make sure the tank is filled.
- Finally, test your brakes and lights to ensure that everything is good to go! This is a great way to ensure a safe and fun journey to your camping destination.
De-winterizing your RV may seem like a lot of work, but with these tips, you’ll be well on your way to a fun and exciting camping trip! Remember to take your time and enjoy the process. For more camping tips to get you ready for your upcoming adventures, check out our Seasonal Camping Checklist. And as always – happy camping!