Spring is here and it’s time to take some trips! Many people store their RVs for the winter and take steps to winterize them in the fall. When spring rolls around you’ll need to reverse that process and de-winterize your RV so it’s roadworthy once again. Here are five ways to de-winterize your RV from the team at Unlimited RV.
While sitting over the winter, your tires will lose some psi of air pressure. This is especially true if your RV is kept outside or in a very cold climate. Low psi can lead to uneven wear, poor traction, or even a blowout. Make sure to inflate them to what is recommended by the manufacturer. This is also a good opportunity to check the tread and inspect for any damage.
If your RV batteries have not been periodically checked during the off-season, now is the time. While batteries sit, they lose their charge. Maintaining your batteries and keeping them charged will help extend their life.
While winterizing, your RV most likely had antifreeze added to the water system to prevent the pipe from freezing. You’ll need to flush your system and then sanitize it to remove any bacteria or mold that may have set in.
If your RV has a propane tank, it’s time to reinstall it and check the connections. Spray the hoses with soapy water to check for any leaks.
Last but certainly not least, check your engine. Make sure the fluid levels for your power steering, transmission, oil, brakes, coolant, and windshield washer are all topped off and at proper levels. It’s also a good idea to double-check all driving and safety lights.
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