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How To Get Your RV Ready For Spring

How To Get Your RV Ready For Spring

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Do you hear that, Abbotsford? The warm mountain air is calling! It’s time to shake off the cobwebs and get ready for another exciting season of RV adventures! But before you can hitch up and head out for the BC coast this spring, you’ll need to de-winterize your unit to ensure that it’s functioning in tip-top shape.

So how exactly do you get your RV ready for spring? Let’s take a look at some key steps you’ll need to take before you can safely hit the open road.

 

Flush Your Plumbing System

During the winterization process, you (hopefully!) cleared your plumbing systems of moisture and ran RV antifreeze through the lines. Now, you’ll want to reverse that process by running fresh water through all of your plumbing systems - shower, taps, toilets, dishwasher, even the ice maker - until no trace of pink RV antifreeze remains.

 

Prep Your Water Tanks

Once your lines are flushed, you can fill your hot water and fresh water tanks. During this stage, you’ll want to carefully inspect your unit for leaks, and take note of anything that needs repair.

 

Power Up

If your unit uses batteries or a generator, they’ll need to be charged and connected. This can take some time, so plan accordingly - you likely won’t get far after just a few hours of charge-time! This is also a good time to inspect and test your circuit breakers/panel.

 

 

Inspect and Clean Your Unit

Both the interior and exterior of your trailer will require careful inspection and cleaning. Take time to examine where your ceiling and floors meet the walls, as these are common areas for cracks and holes. The outside of your unit will likely need a fresh coat of sealant, which should be done after any damaged areas have been patched. Don’t forget to get on a ladder and thoroughly check your roof - nobody wants a leaky camper! Scrub the inside of cupboards, the refrigerator and all surfaces to get rid of dust, and leave the windows open to get fresh air moving through the unit. If it’s still feeling stale inside, running a dehumidifier can help.

 

RV-Dependent Extras

Depending on the type of unit you have, you may also need to consider things like testing your slide outs, airing out your awning, lubricating hinges and hitches, checking tire pressure, inspecting vents, heating and cooling, ensuring all electrical systems are functioning, testing appliances, and a complete mechanical inspection under the hood.

 

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If the steps we mentioned above sound like a lot of work, it’s because, well, they are! Your RV is a complicated machine, and it takes a lot of TLC to keep it running properly. Not only will the right care help safeguard your investment, but it also protects you from unpleasant breakdowns and issues while you’re on-the-road.

 

Sit Back and Relax - Get-Away RV Can De-Winterize For You

If the steps we mentioned above sound like a lot of work, it’s because, well, they are! Your RV is a complicated machine, and it takes a lot of TLC to keep it running properly. Not only will the right care help safeguard your investment, but it also protects you from unpleasant breakdowns and issues while you’re on-the-road.

If you’d rather leave the de-winterization process to a professional, reach out to us here at Get-Away RV to book an appointment with our service team! We can quickly and efficiently get your trailer, camper, fifth wheel, motorhome or converted van in prime camping condition, while you sit back and start planning your next big adventure.

We’re here to help our customers from all across the Lower Mainland this camping season - don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions, browse our inventory of new and used RVs, or keep up-to-date on the latest RV and camping news at the Get-Away RV blog.

 

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