Get Ready... Spring Is Here
As you get ready to take your
RV out of storage and begin the camping season, please don't forget to
properly prepare. Here's a list of important things to check before
you hit the road this season.
- Springize your RV - this
includes draining the antifreeze, flushing fresh water through
your water system and possibly using a purge tank cleaner or a
- Have your undercarriage
checked and your bearings repacked - Dexter Axle, the
manufacturer of most towable axles and break parts, recommends
that you have your bearings repacked once a year. At this
time it is important to have your breaks checked and your tire
pressure topped up, if needed.
- Approximately once a year,
we recommend that you have your RV's LP Gas system inspected and
leak tested. Spring is a good time to have this done.
- Don't forget to fire all
appliances well before you plan on traveling. If service work is
needed you don't want to be inconvenienced, waiting for an
appointment or a part.
- Check all caulking and
roof seals for pealing and cracking. If needed seal them
up, there is nothing worse than a leaky RV. Also, if your
roof is rubber don't forget to clean and treat it.
- Don't forget to prepare
the outside of your RV. Spring is the time to wash away
all the winter grim and give it a coat of wax to protect it from
the summer sun.
- Check your electrical
system - Is your battery holding a charge? Is your
converter operating correctly? Are all lights, especially
taillights working correctly?
- Don't forget the
automotive side - If you have a motorhome or you're towing
please don't forget to have a have a automotive mechanic give
your vehicle a once over before you head out.