Some people might say the best part of winter is knowing it will end. Winter's end brings longer days and thoughts of RV travel. Before you and your family head out, take time to prepare your RV now to avoid stress later. Here are the top 5 ways you can get ready for your spring RV adventures.
INSPECT YOUR RV
Thoroughly inspect your RV from top to bottom. Giving your equipment a proper checkup will help you find problems such as water leaks and cracked or damaged seals. An extensive inspection may save you from an unexpected mechanical breakdown. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
CHECK YOUR TIRES
Check tires for tread wear and proper inflation. Under-inflated tires can cause poor handling, uneven wear, and possible blowout. Use a tire pressure gauge, and remember to check your spare. Tires more than five years old should be inspected annually by a professional.
CHECK YOUR BATTERIES
Make sure your batteries are fully charged and have the correct water level. It is essential to reinstall batteries with a secure connection.
FLUSH AND SANITIZE WATER SYSTEMS
Having a clean, reliable water source onboard significantly enhances your comfort level while traveling. Flushing and sanitizing RV water systems is an important, multi-step process that must be completed to ensure that your water is safe to drink.
MAINTAIN GOOD SAFETY AND EMERGENCY SYSTEMS
Make it your mission to travel safely. Install new batteries when checking your smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, and liquid propane detector if your RV uses liquid propane. Ensure all fire extinguishers are fully charged. If outdated, buy new fire extinguishers and learn how to use them. Keep well-stocked first-aid and emergency tool kits onboard, and always carry plenty of bottled water.
Getting your recreational vehicle into a roadworthy shape is an important part of having a great travel experience. Your needs will vary based on your RV equipment. Reliable RV's knowledgeable, friendly sales staff and certified service technicians are here to meet all of your RV needs. To learn more about how the folks at Reliable RV can help you prepare for spring RV adventures, we invite you to call or visit.