After your RV is awoken from its wintertime slumber, it’ll need a bit of TLC to get it road ready once again. And while you’re at it, it’s the perfect time to attend to some spring cleaning chores to make your road trips as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We recommend that you get started a few weeks before a planned vacation so you have adequate time to accomplish your RV to-do list before hitting the open road. So where do you begin?
De-Winterize and Tune Up
To take your RV from winter mode into spring mode, flush the system of antifreeze, reinstall fuses that may have been removed for storage, flush the water system and test the battery. It’s a good idea to take your RV to a mechanic to ensure that all systems are in working order. It’s also recommended that you get an oil change, check all fluid levels, replace the spark plugs, service the fuel injection system, replace the air and fuel filter, rotate/inflate the tires, lubricate hinges/locks and any other necessary maintenance.
Clean the Exterior and Interior
A good exterior wash not only keeps you RV in great condition, but it also provides you the opportunity to inspect the panels, seams, seals etc. for any damages, which you should have repaired before a trip. Once that’s done, it’s time to clean up the interior. Vacuum, wash the linens, scrub the bathroom, air out the cabin, check the kitchen for insects etc. Perform all the cleaning tasks that you would in your home.
Because an RV has such limited space, de-cluttering and organizing is key for a relaxing road trip. Go through your RV and remove anything that you haven’t used in over a year. The extra space can be used for new items that will garner more use. You may also wish to make use of racks, hooks and any number of organizational options to optimize the space.
Before backing out of your driveway, review your RV insurance policy to make sure that it’s valid. And don’t forget to call us with any questions or concerns at (915) 562-0009.
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