Have a Winter RV Vacation Planned in Reno Nevada?
Are you up for the challenge when it comes RVing during the winter months? Here are helpful RV tips to get through the challenges of RVing during the winter season.
According to an article at beckleysrvs.com, “Winter RVing”
“Fall is a beautiful, relaxing time of the year. The leaves are changing colors, and your Sundays are spent at home watching football or in your RV. It’s the time of the year when the days are shorter and the nights are colder—and for those of us who live and breathe the RV lifestyle, now is the time to decide if your camping season is over and in the books. Parking your RV for the winter requires some important RV winterization steps—that is, if you want your camper to be in tip-top shape for the spring.
Here at Beckley’s Camping Center, we believe this is the right time for you to complete an RV winterization checklist. We’ve created one just for you—some of the items are pretty self-explanatory.
Remove whole-house water filter and place in a plastic sealable bag: As part of proper RV winterization, it’s important you remove and bypass your RV’s inline water filter.
Use non-toxic WINTER BAN – 50 Antifreeze: A real RV winterization means your RV should be winterized with a high-quality, non-toxic RV anti-freeze rated to -50 degrees.
Inspect sealants on roof, windows, and seams: Any seam on the roof, and any opening cut in the roof, has the potential for a water leak. When an RV moves down the road, it’s common for seams and sealants to move with it. This, along with age, causes sealants to separate and creates an entrance for water to get through the seams and sealant. As part of your RV winterization checklist, thoroughly inspect the roof seams and sealant.
Clean and treat rubber roof: You should thoroughly clean and treat your rubber roof at least three times a year with an industry-leading cleaner and treatment product. Definitely take care of this as part of your RV winterization checklist. We suggest a “sponge mop and bucket method” so that only the roof gets a cleaning. To get rid of tree sap, pour mineral spirit on a piece of rag and then rub it on the required spot. Remember to never pour mineral spirits directly on the roof. If there is mold or mildew, treat with diluted bleach and scrub the region.” To read the entire article click here.