Ensuring Your RV is Spring-Ready

The days are getting longer, and the temperatures are rising. This probably means you are feeling the itch to hit the road in your RV and head for the mountains on your first camping trip of the season. Before you do, you need to make sure your RV is spring-ready. Be sure to check on your CT RV insurance and reactivate it, if necessary. Once that’s set, you’re good to get to work on your rig. Follow these steps to get your RV as ready to go as you are.

Exterior Preparations

It’s important to be organized as you get ready to dewinterize your RV. First, have a look around the outside of the rig for any signs of damage, such as leaks or cracks. Don’t forget to climb on the roof to check the seams up top. After you’ve finished your visual inspection, do the following:

  • Check your tires for cracking and refill them to the desired level.
  • Make sure your engine fluids are full and top off any that aren’t.
  • Run the engine to make sure it starts OK and sounds good. If it got really cold this winter, it might take a couple of tries to get it going.
  • If you have a 5th wheel or bumper trailer, replace your LP tanks. If you own a motorhome, you’ll need to get your onboard tanks filled.
  • Pull your house batteries out of storage and recharge them.
  • Empty your fresh-water tanks of antifreeze. You’ll want to turn on your water faucets and flush your toilet a few times during this process.
  • Sanitize your water system.

Once you’ve completed the exterior preparations, you can move to the inside.

Interior Preparations

While the exterior preparations may seem like the most important, you don’t want to skip out on making sure the interior is ready before you start filling it with everything you want to take with you on your first trip. You’ll want to check your safety equipment, such as your LP gas and smoke detectors.

You also need to make sure your gas appliances are running correctly. If you switch them on and nothing happens, check to make sure you’ve opened the LP tank. If you have, then you’ll need to take your rig to an RV mechanic for service. Check your 120-volt appliances, as well. Plug your RV into a sufficient electrical source and turn on each of your appliances to be sure they run. The last thing you’ll want to do to get your rig ready is to change all of your air and water filters, so you have fresh, clean air and water for your first trip!

CT RV Insurance

Make sure your RV insurance suits your needs. Not everyone has the same travel habits, RV style, or coverage requirements, so insurance policies should not be the same either. Get a tailored policy to fit you and hit the road with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re fully covered.

About Byrnes Agency

At Byrnes Agency, we offer insurance solutions that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re looking for personal policies or commercial coverage, we have the right coverage for you. To learn more about our products, contact us today at one of our two locations.

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