In Connecticut, winter is officially here and many campers take the opportunity to pack up and head south for the winter. However, if you’re unable to take a trip to a warmer climate this winter, it’s important to remember a few tips to effectively winterize your camper. At Unlimited RV, we have a great selection of motorhomes and travel trailers and we’re experts on how to care for your rig.
1. Drain the Holding Tanks and Clear the Water LinesBefore winter hits, it’s important to make sure all of the water lines and holding tanks are completely free of water. When water freezes, it expands and, if the tanks aren’t drained, the frozen water can cause significant damage to the faucets, pumps, toilets, water heaters, and water lines.
2. Add AntifreezeWinterizing your camper with antifreeze is quick and easy, and can save you countless headaches come spring. If you are expecting a hard freeze and want to avoid any possibility of damage to your camper, you’ll want to add antifreeze. To maximize the protection for your camper, be sure to research the appropriate application methods or consult our maintenance team.
3. Thoroughly Clean the CamperThere’s nothing worse than planning for your first trip of the year and find a mess left from the previous trip taken months earlier. Before you store your camper for the winter, give it a thorough cleaning. Remove any trash or clutter, and take the time to deep clean each room. Your future self will thank you.
4. Store Away from the Elements
The best way to protect against the winter elements is to store your camper in a secure location away from freezing temperatures, howling winds, and other potentially damaging weather. If, however, this isn’t an option for you, consider covering your camper with a protective cover. Covers can be easily obtained and are relatively inexpensive compared to the costly damage that could result from not protecting your camper.
If you have the opportunity and the inclination to migrate to warmer climates this winter, contact Unlimited RV at (203) 527-7026 for all of your needs. Motorhomes and travel trailers can be a great way to see the world and, at the same time, escape the unpleasant temperatures that are common to Connecticut winters. And don’t forget that protecting your own equipment is critical to making sure that it operates properly when you are ready for your next adventure.