Summer is fast approaching and that means you will be able to get out on the road and take your RV to places unexplored. While this is an exciting time for you, it is important that you prep your RV and make sure it is road ready because if it is not, you may spend your entire summer at an RV repair shop. Below, you will find some key steps that you should take to prepare your RV for your big summer travel.
Check Out the Tires
One of the FIRST things you want to do is check out the tires on your RV. Often, the tires are forgotten but they play a huge role in your ability to move up and down the road. Also, the tires are a critical part of your RV and if you experience a blow out on the interstate, you could be in for some trouble.
Inspect each tire and fill it up to the recommended psi. Do try to listen for leaks. If you notice any damage to your tires, replace them.
Check the Battery
The battery is the heart and soul of your RV. If it is not working, then your RV will not work. You need the battery to be in good condition and dully charged for you to have an excellent trip ahead of you this summer. To check the battery, simply check the charge in it and make sure that the terminals are not rusted or corroded. Should you find that your battery is low on charge, purchase a new one, so that you will have the peace of mind you need while on your summer vacation.
Test Your Appliances
Oh no! Imagine getting out to your destination, far from the city, only to find that your appliances are not working. This could put a serious damper on your vacation. Before you head out on the road, you want to take some time to check each appliance, especially the stove. If you find that you are having any trouble with the appliances, it is time to have them serviced.
Get the Water System Ready
You will need to get your water system ready before you take off for your summer trip. To do this, you will want to make sure that you clear out any antifreeze that you may have placed into the systems over the winter. The next step is to flush out the lines and make sure the water runs clear. Once that is done, you can safely use the water system without any issues.
Pack it Up
It can take a while to pack up an RV, especially if you unpacked it for the winter months. You will want to get a head start on this and think about the places you plan to store all your items as well. Now would be a great time to get your blankets in the RV, your pots and pans, and any other items you plan to use on a regular basis.
Start Early and Enjoy Your Trip
You do not want to wait until the last minute to start getting your RV ready as this will only lead to frustration down the road and if you need a part, you may not be able to find it last minute. The above tips can help you get started on preparing your RV for a summer trip and we know you will have fun!