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A Step by Step Guide to Winterizing Your RV

Posted Oct 28th, 2020 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Auto Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

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.

A Step by Step Guide to Winterizing Your RV, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

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.

We know this simple step by step guide to winterizing your RV will help you prepare for winter storage. If you have any questions or would like a no-obligation insurance quote for your RV, please contact our team today!

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