RV Spring Maintenance Tips in Reno
Has your RV been in storage for the winter season? Here are RV spring maintenance tips to get your RV in tip-top-shape for your next RV adventure.
According to an article at blog.rv.net, “How to De-Winterize Your RV”
- “Inspect for water leaks. With the water system pressurized, either by the water pump or hooked up to city water, inspect the plumbing for any water leaks. Check the operation of the toilet.
- Remove any protective covering that you may have put over LP gas vents or outside vents to keep insects or rodents out. Remove any mousetraps you may have put out. Open all doors and compartments and check for rodent intrusion.
- Wash the unit thoroughly. This is a good time to inspect the roof and body seams, and window sealant for cracking that would allow water to get in. Consult a dealer for sealants compatible with these materials and reseal as required.
- Inspect the operation of the awning and check the awning fabric for any damage. Clean the awning if necessary and let the fabric dry thoroughly before rolling it up.
- Inspect the tires for signs of dry rot and wear. Inflate all tires to the recommended tire pressure. Check the lug nuts for proper torque.
- Lubricate all hinges and locks with a graphite spray lubricant.
- Inspect and clean the RVs interior.
- Plug in any appliances that you unplugged for storage and replace any dry cell batteries you may have removed. This is a good time to put new batteries in items like smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and clocks.
- Test the operation of the carbon monoxide alarm, LP gas leak detector and smoke alarm.
- Check the fire extinguisher. Be sure it is fully charged. If it is a dry powder type turn it upside down and tap on the bottom to help release the powder that settled on the bottom..
- Reset any breakers you may have turned off. If you removed any fuses for storage re-install them.
- Clean or replace air conditioner filters if it wasn’t done prior to storage and remove any covers that were put over air conditioners.
- Open vents and windows and air the unit out.” To read the entire article click here.