Spring is in the air, you know what that means… The time has come to take out your RV!
But before you do that, it’s important to get it ready for the season by de-winterizing it. In this blog, we will go over a checklist that you should follow to de-winterize your motorhome and get it ready for the spring!
1. Let Some Fresh Air In
The first step, before you tackle the other tasks on this list, is to open all doors and windows in your motorhome and let that baby breathe! After months of it sitting untouched, it will probably have a strong stale smell that is often seen in places that have been enclosed for a long time.
2. Check Your Tires
Since your RV has been sitting untouched for many months, its tires will likely be deflated. Of course, you don't want to drive around with deflated tires, so make sure to check your tire pressure and inflate them before you set off on the road.
3. Inspect Your Levelers
It’s important that you check all your Lynx Levelers to ensure that they are still in pristine condition before going out for the season. If you discover any damage on the levelers, no need to worry! We offer a 10-warranty program where we will replace your levelers free of charge if there is any damage to them. To replace items under warranty, all you need to do is first register your warranty if you haven't done so already, and then file a claim. Once we receive the claim and it's approved, we will ship out your replacement.
4. Flush Your Pipes
One of the steps on our winterizing checklist was to use antifreeze in your pipes to prevent them from freezing over the winter. Now that you’re ready to take out your RV for the spring, you’ll want to thoroughly flush your pipes so that the water is clean and safe to drink.
5. Do a Walkthrough
The harsh winter months may have caused some damage to your motorhome, so be sure to do a thorough walkthrough of both the interior and exterior of your RV and look for any cracks, holes, loose screws and leaks. Don’t forget to check the roof, windows and tires!
6. Check Appliances
Before going on the road, you’ll want to confirm that all your appliances are still running smoothly. Make sure to check your propane tank, water heater, and all other electrical appliances like air conditioners and refrigerators.
7. Check Your Batteries
One of the steps for winterizing your RV is to disconnect your batteries. By spring time, the batteries will have probably lost some charge, so the first step is to fully recharge them. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to check the batteries’ water levels and add more distilled water if needed.
8. Do Some Spring Cleaning
It’s important to spring clean your RV so that you start off the season feeling fresh and organized. Here is a list of chores we think should be on your RV spring cleaning checklist:
- Wash the exterior of your RV
- Clean all your appliances
- Give your counters, cupboards, windows and floors a good clean
- Bring in fresh bed sheets, towels, blankets and pillows
- Clean/replace your air and water filters
- Deep clean your bathroom
For an even more in depth check has a look at this great blog post by KOA for more details on dewinterizing your RV and getting it ready for spring.
Once you’ve checked off all the steps on this list, you’re ready to set off on your adventures! If you have any tips, advice, or general comments about de-winterizing your RV, let us know below.