Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes the peak season for RV travel. That means, there’s no better time than now to take your RV out of winter storage and start preparing it for your warm-weather travels. With a little preseason preparation, you can ensure that your vehicle is ready for the road and your first summer trip goes off without a hitch.
Let’s take a look at a few key ways you can prepare your RV for your upcoming summer travels.
Prepare Your Water System
After you take your vehicle out of storage, it’s important to de-winterize your RV water system and check for any leaks. De-winterizing your vehicle includes draining your freshwater tank, rinsing it out, and then refilling it with clean water. Be sure to run clean water through your water lines as well (including your outside shower hose) to flush out any leftover antifreeze. Once your system is thoroughly flushed, you should also replace your water filter cartridge.
Now that your water system is clear of any antifreeze and filled with fresh water, it’s time to check for possible leaks. Examine the spaces around your toilet, under your sink cabinets, and inside your RV’s basement compartments for any tell-tale signs of leakage. If you find a leak, make sure to repair it right away to avoid water damage.
Inspect Your Exterior
Inspecting your roof, RV roof skylight, and sidewall seams for any cracked or missing sealant is an important step in preventing costly water damage. Look for any signs of separation or specific areas that show significant wear and tear. Then, if necessary, reseal any compromised seams so water can’t seep into the interior of your vehicle.
A leak in your roof or RV skylight can cause extensive damage. Therefore, you may want to consider hiring a professional to resurface or reseal them if they show signs of leakage. And if your vehicle requires RV roof repair or RV skylight replacement, All-Rite can quickly manufacture and install the parts you need.
Check and Refresh Your Interior
Once your vehicle is out of storage, it’s important to open your windows, doors, and vents to make sure they are all working properly. If any of them need to be repaired or replaced, All-Rite Custom Manufacturing has a wide selection of quality RV parts that can be customized to fit your vehicle.
After examining the state of your windows, doors, and vents, you can then move on to cleaning your floors, carpets, cushions, and other surfaces to remove any accumulated debris or dust. You should also check for rodent nests or insect infestations and treat any problems with the proper repellents and traps.
Get Your Vehicle Ready for a Summer Full of Adventures
Make sure you take the proper steps to check your RV and fix any problems before venturing out on your summer road trips. Proper preparation can be the difference between having a safe and enjoyable vacation and having to deal with repairs and issues while on the road. All-Rite is here to help you with all of your custom manufacturing needs as you get your RV ready for summer. For more information or to place an order, contact us today.