Spring is in full swing, so it’s time to get your RV out to the campground for a week or weekend of fun with the whole family. Whether your RV has been in storage or you’ve been using it throughout the winter months, it’s always a good idea to do some spring maintenance to get it ready for a new year of travels. Check out these five spring RV tips to prepare you for the campground.
1. Inspect the Slides
One of the essential steps to getting your RV ready for the next camping season is inspecting your slide-outs. You’ll need to check all the seals and test the mechanisms before leaving home to ensure you don’t end up at the campground only to discover your slide-outs need repairs. If you encounter any trouble getting your slides to work, contact our service department today!
2. Check the Roof
Next, you’ll need to get up on your roof and check for leaks or damage. Anywhere you see water pooling or notice the seams peeling can be warning signs for issues. If you notice anywhere that seems to have taken damage during the winter or worn down, don’t wait to get it in for repairs. Roof damage on an RV can cost thousands to repair if left to worsen.
3. Clean All Appliances and Surfaces
Any appliances in the RV will need to be cleaned before heading to your next destination. You can easily clean them with household cleaners and a soft towel to get them ready for your time at the campground.
4. Check Tire Pressure
Be sure to check your tire pressure and the condition of your tread before leaving home. Even if your tires were in good condition when you parked it for the winter, the wear and tear of sitting for months on end could have caused problem spots that had gone unnoticed to worsen. No matter what type of RV you have, making certain your tires are in good condition will help prevent potential damage from blowing a tire on the road.
5. Inspect Tanks and Water Heater
Lastly, you’ll want to ensure all of your holding tanks have been thoroughly cleaned and that the water heater is in working order. The water heating going out is another issue you don’t want to discover when you’ve already set up at the campground. Get your RV in for the yearly maintenance it needs before leaving on your adventure.
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