Imagine yourself on a snow day: the school's closed, and the roads aren't safe. But you don't want to miss the chance to go out and play in this blustery weather, so your dad drives you to the nearest outdoor mall for some sledding and snowball fights. We enjoy getting outside during winter months too, but we like keeping our RV warm and toasty during that time as well. Just like your dad has some tricks for driving in the snow, we have a few tips for you on RV maintenance measures to take for cold weather climates.
1. Replace RV Battery
When the temperature dips below freezing, your RV's battery can struggle to start the engine. One way to prevent this is to replace your RV's battery when temperatures start to drop in the fall.
2. Install Winter Tires
Switching to winter tires is another way to help your RV engine start in cold weather. Winter tires have deeper treads that grip the ice and snow, providing more traction for your RV. Therefore, you won't skid easily when you drive on a snowy road. Also, when you brake, it won't be easy to skid before you come to a complete halt.
3. Install RV Heater
For the coldest mornings, you can install an electric heater to help defrost your windows and provide additional heat for your RV. It would be best if you made your RV feel like home. Therefore, ensuring that every essential in your home, like the heating system, are tuned up.
4. Add Antifreeze to Your Water Tank
If you're traveling to a cold climate, adding antifreeze to your water tank is a good preventative measure against freezing temperatures. The antifreeze helps keep the water from freezing so that you won't have issues with your plumbing system.
5. Inspect Your Headlights
Headlights are another essential part of your RV, especially if you plan to park your rig for the winter. Ensure to inspect them before it gets dark and make sure they're clean, bright, and free from cracks or scratches. You need to have clear visibility during the winter due to high snow levels.
6. Cover Your RV
If you're not using your RV during the winter, make sure to cover it with a tarp or vinyl cover. This will protect it from the snow, ice, and wind, which can all cause damage.
Taking these preventive measures can help you enjoy a safe and worry-free winter season in your RV. So don't wait, start preparing for the cold weather now! And be sure to visit our dealership for more helpful tips on RV maintenance and travel.