Are you ready to store your RV for the winter? Properly storing your RV for the winter can be the difference between years of adventures with your family and extensive repairs in the spring. These RV tips will help you wrap up the camping season and prepare for the colder months. Learn more about how to store your RV for winter below.
First, Be Sure to Thoroughly Clean the Interior
The very first thing you’ll want to do for your RV is to deep-clean the interior. This means vacuuming any carpet, sweeping, mopping, wiping down all surfaces, etc. You’ll want to clean all your appliances and make everything as tidy as possible.
Second, Make Your RV Unattractive to Pests
Cleaning out your refrigerator, pantry, and anywhere else that might be hiding crumbs of food or the smell of food is an excellent way to eliminate the threat of rodents and pests moving in during the colder months. Additionally, you can set up poison or traps in the RV to help reduce the number of bugs and critters that might want to make it their winter home.
Third, it is Vital that You Drain the Plumbing System
No one wants to deal with broken pipes in the spring, especially in your new RV from Bish’s RV! This is easily the most important step of the RV winterization process. You’ll need to thoroughly drain the holding tanks and clean them. Then drain the entire system and pump antifreeze throughout the piping. If you have any questions about this process, contact our service department today.
Fourth, Deep Clean Appliances and Kitchen Counters
Taking extra care in the kitchen and around all the counters will help to lower the risk of pests moving into your RV during the winter. We recommend thoroughly cleaning the interior and exterior of all of your appliances and wiping down all surfaces.
Fifth, Wash the Exterior and Reseal Any Trouble Spots
You should take the time to gently clean the exterior of your RV with warm water and a soft cloth. Some exteriors can have certain cleaners used for troublesome areas, but be sure to talk to your RV service department before choosing a cleaning product. Additionally, take the time to reseal any seams around the doors, windows, and more.