If you’re planning on parking your RV for the winter months, it’s important that you properly winterize it to keep it in good condition for spring. Check out our helpful step by step guide to preparing your RV for storage.
If you’re an RV enthusiast, we think you’ll appreciate our steps to winterizing it before storing it for winter.
Four Basic Steps to Winterizing Your RV
Step 1: Water and Drainage System
Your first step should be to prepare your water system for winter temperatures. This includes draining your RV water tank, all water holding tanks, cold and hot water lines, and your water heater.
Step 2: Remove Battery
Your RV batteries should be stored in a warm and dry place and should not be kept directly on concrete, as concrete actually drains power from batteries. When removing the battery, you should always wear safety goggles. And remember, always remove the negative cable first!
Step 3: Protect Exterior
Before finishing the job, you’ll want to make sure there are no water leaks or other exterior damage as the winter temperatures and weather can make any issues worse. Also, it is important to wash your RV thoroughly to remove any dirt and debris that was picked up during the summer.
Step 4: Clean Interior
An interior clean is more important than you may think. It’s easy for bugs or mold to build up in various areas throughout your RV. That’s why doing a deep interior clean is so beneficial. Remove all food products so you won’t have any surprises in the spring.
If you’re looking for helpful tips on winterizing your plumbing, we suggest you read our helpful plumbing winterization guide.