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Spring is right around the corner, and your camper is calling. The beginning of the camping season is the perfect time to assess the condition of each distinct part of your motorhome or trailer before hitting the road.
According to many RV technicians, proper dewinterization is the most neglected point of RV ownership.
A little time, effort, and investment go a long way, and we can’t overstate the importance of learning how to dewinterize your RV properly. You can do many of these tasks at home, but your local Camping World Service Center can help. Before you break your RV out of winter storage and pack for your spring camping trip, it’s essential to dewinterize your RV thoroughly.
Save this post for step-by-step guidance on preparing your RV each spring. Ian’s tips above provide a good baseline but keep reading for more important spring RV maintenance tips.
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Do this early to allow time to schedule any necessary maintenance before it’s time to embark on your spring camping trip.
Take time to inspect your fire safety systems. Ensure the carbon monoxide detector, smoke alarm, LP detector, and fire extinguishers are all in working order. Consult the manuals for each device for testing and inspection criteria.
From there, it’s time to inspect the major systems:
Technician Tip: The checks below will help you perform a basic walkthrough of your RV each spring. But even if each appliance and system appears to function, it may not be performing at its best.
Your 12-volt DC and 120-volt AC electrical, LP gas, and RV water systems should be professionally tested before each new season of use. These tests are complex and require specialized tools. This is NOT a DIY task.
Camping World offers specials on these important preseason tests.
Study up on everything you need to know about RV and trailer tires. If your tires need replacement, set up an appointment to install new tires.
If you use non-toxic RV antifreeze to winterize your fresh water system, you’ll need to drain and flush it from the plumbing system. Do this with the following steps:
After draining and flushing the system, it should be sanitized with a proper bleach dilution or a solution like Aqua Pure. Follow the instructions on the container, but you can also consult the video above.
Take the time to run these checks and perform necessary maintenance, so your spring camping season is a success. Then, all you’ll need to do is pick a location and head out for an epic spring break RV vacation.
Here are a few more resources to help you plan your spring camping trip:
If you don’t have time to dewinterize your RV yourself, reach out to your local Camping World Service Center. Our trained technicians are happy to help you get your RV prepped for another exciting season of RV adventures.
Do you have any questions about RV de-winterization? Let us know in the comments below!
By: Tucker BallisterTitle: How to Dewinterize Your RV to Prep for Spring CampingSourced From: blog.campingworld.com/rv-basics/tips-for-taking-your-rv-out-of-winter-storage/Published Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 15:00:49 +0000