It’s that time of year again and most of us are more than ready for getting our RVS ready for camping. This winter has been a longer than usual season and most camping people want it to be over. Patience fellow campers, it’s not as though we can just hook up and go when the season does allow us. Conscientious campers know that you need to do what is called “de-winterize” the RVs. Yes, if you were meticulous last fall, you must be equally diligent this spring and properly de-winterize your RVs.
This will involve a few tasks that are best addressed in a systematic manner so nothing falls through the cracks. So let’s begin the process of first removing the RVs from storage.
It is desirable to start this next season knowing that all the major systems are checked and working properly. Make sure that nothing is over looked and that if additional maintenance is required, it is addressed before major nuisances become inconveniences on the road.
Keep in mind, you’re not only de-winterizing your RVs, but also performing a mini pre-delivery inspection on the unit just like the pro technicians do before delivering them to the buyers at an RV dealer. Always have a pad and pencil on hand and jot down any items that need attention. Don’t rely solely on your memory. I can almost guarantee you will forget something and may even get upset later that you did. If you discover something that needs repaired and you don’t know how to do it yourself, don’t fret, just give places like Couch’s Campers of Middletown Ohio a call, they have experts that can fix them for you at a very affordable price and will guarantee their work. If you are not in the Ohio area, just give your local dealer a call, I’m sure they know what to do as well.
When beginning the de-winterization on RVs, you first start buy checking out the exterior for any damage that may have been done during the storage. You then start to look at the roof to make sure all the seals have not started to get gaps from the change of weather, if you see gaps then add more caulk to the areas that need them. This will stop the water from getting in on rainy days and damaging the RV.