December News

December 1st, 2023

Winterizing an RV
Plenty of RV owners look to winterize their vehicles as soon as the summer ends in preparation for the upcoming cold months. Unless you live somewhere with a mild climate or a heated storage facility, winterization is a must, especially if you don’t plan on traveling during the winter season. Below are a few basic steps you should take to prepare your R.V. for winter.
· Clean living areas, bathroom, and kitchen thoroughly · Prepare the sewage and water systems with antifreeze
· Disconnect the cord powering your RV from the battery
· Seal all cracks and install high-quality weather stripping around doors and windows · Do essential maintenance to prepare for the next season
· Check all areas to ensure your vehicle is well protected from rodents and bugs.

There you have it – the basic steps you should take to prepare your RV for winter. However, snowbirds have a different set of steps to take to get prepared. Preparing an RV for Winter Travels If you’re someone who travels from colder to warmer climates during the winter, the first thing you must do is a W.E.S.T. check-up. (Water, Electric, Sewage, Tires)
· Water: Ensure you flush your water system before leaving. Pack extra hoses and consider getting an in-line water filet and pressure regulator.
· Electric: Check if your RV power system is in its best condition before leaving. If you notice any signs of weathering, burns, water damage, or rust in your connectors, you should upgrade immediately so that safe shore power is delivered throughout your travels. Consider getting a few extra extension cords and voltage adapters.
· Sewage: Flush your sewage system and check if everything is working correctly.
· Tires: Verify all tires are in great condition for optimal RVsafety when you hit the road. For example, double-check that they’re free of leaks and inflated correctly before leaving.
Now that you completely understand what you must do, you and your passengers are ready to face the cold winter travels head-on!