Here are the top 10 items we recommend to make your camping season fun and safe for you and your family:
1. Make sure you have your tool kit and safety items ready for the season. Some tips to carry are duct tape, wire ties, bulbs for the rv, the right fuses, a first aid kit, triangle flares, the right tools to work with your rv and maps and a GPS. We always bring maps even if we have the GPS.
2. Check your tires for proper pressure, wear, tread and age. Tire companies recommend tires should be within 5 years and all tires are dated.
3. Check all clearance lights, taillights and brakes. If you have a trailer it is recommended you pack the bearings and do a physical inspection every 2 years.
4. Open your awning and make sure it is in good operating condition with no tears in the vinyl. Silicone spray can be used on the awning arms to help with the function.
5. Check the roof. Make sure it is overall clean with no visible tears or damage, closely looking at the vents and skylights if any.
6. Sanitize your fresh water system (see article on website). Also check for water leaks and make sure your pump works. Add some toilet chemical to your holding with a little water. Make sure your sewer hose and fitting are in good condition with NO leaks.
7. Check your batteries. Make sure they are fully charged and if they are “wet” batteries check the water level and fill with distilled water if necessary. Make sure you do not overfill the batteries.
8. Going inside the RV, check the filter on your air conditioner if it is a roof mount unit. Also check the bolts to make sure they are tight. These are located under the white ceiling shroud.
9. Check all appliances and make sure they come on and do what they need to do. Now is the time to flush your hot water heater and make sure your refrigerator cools down and your furnace heats up.
10. Check your propane and make sure you have plenty. It is also recommended that you do a propane safety test each year. You should also have the proper propane , co and smoke detectors. Any detector over 5 years old should be replaced.
Any questions on how to do any of these maintenance items, just drop us a line. We are here to help and can be reached by telephone or email