It’s finally time to get your RV ready for its first camping trip of the season. Depending on how and where you have had your rig stored for the winter, you have some work to do before it is truly road worthy. The entire vehicle will have to be checked, inside and out, from stem to stern, for cracks, leaks, critters and the damage they can leave behind.
We found an article that lists eleven steps you’ll take during this process. You can read it at the link below and we’ll summarize some of the key points.
11 Steps to Getting Your RV Ready for Camping Season
You’ll need to do a complete walk around your RV, checking for cracks, or missing caulk. Be sure to look closely around the windows and air conditioners. Cracks allow water into your rig and water can do a world of damage in a short time.
You are looking for cracks here too. Check the sidewalls and between the treads. Fill them to the recommended capacity which you will find in your owners manual.
You’ll be checking all of your appliances for any nests that may have been built over the winter, spider webs, or signs of mice. Give it a good scrub and you’re getting closer to being ready for the big day.
Check the Batteries, The L.P., and Test Your Water. You won’t go far if these are not in top working order. The article linked above walks you through the process for handling each of these issues.
Are your dump hoses showing signs of wear? Check them for cracks or tears and replace them if you find any. What about your awning? Does the spring tension need adjusting? You may need to take it to an RV center for this. Check for holes and make sure it is firmly attached at each end.
Getting your RV ready for that first camping trip is time consuming but worth every minute. Taking care of the small things can save you a lot of time and money later on. It can also free you up for more of what you want to do – go camping!