Winterizing Your RV In 8 Simple Steps
With winter upon us it's a good idea to start thinking about how to winterize your RV for these cold months to come.Winterizing your RV simply means you have taken the necessary steps to protect your camper's plumbing and water system from the potential damage caused by freezing water. Winterization only costs a small amount, but pays off big time in the long run!
From the Experts
Michael will walk you through these steps in the video below!
Other Winterization Tips
Refrigerator Turn the refrigerator off completely, and clean and dry the inside. Prop open door slightly to allow any additional moisture to evaporate. This will help to eliminate odors and any keep any remaining moisture from freezing. Check the condition of the screening material underneath the refrigerator roof vent. If it is in poor condition, ensure that it is replaced. Range Turn off all connections completely.Thoroughly clean inside and out and leave this slightly propped open as well. Electrical systems Disconnect all the batteries you have hooked up, and fully charge them so that there is no room in it for moisture to collect. 120-Volt System Turn off all the breakers at the box and unplug anything that is plugged in.
Roof Clean and cover the roof including the air conditioner and any vents you may have. Windows-Doors Check the seals around all the windows and doors and ensure they are not worn or cracked. If need be, replace them, or find an alternative way to seal the gap. Slide-outs Inspect all the seals to ensure they are not worn or cracked. For the winter, keep all the slides in the retracted position to help keep the cold out of the rig. Tires Make sure your tires are protected by placing the weight of the rig on a jack or leveler. This will help to prolong the life of your tires. Awnings Clean and completely dry your awning before you retract it. Any moisture on it can freeze and cause the awning to crack. Undercarriage Check the underneath for any openings. Make sure to cover them well if you find any. Not only do these openings allow cold air in, but there are a lot of little critters out there looking for a place to hide form the cold as well. You don't want to find an infestation when you roll your RV out in the spring. Printable copy available here 8 Steps to Winterization If you have any questions or concerns about winterizing your trailer feel free to call Lakeshore RV at (877) 743-8010.