Each year we go through the important steps of winterizing our RV and preparing to store it over the winter. Keep in mind these important do’s and don’ts as you move through the process.
DON’T store your RV with the season’s grime.
DO give your RV a thorough wash inside and out, inspecting sealants as you clean.
DON’T use automotive antifreeze, it is extremely toxic.
DO use an approved water system antifreeze, we recommend a propylene glycol based product.
DON’T forget to check your anode rod (for suburban style water heaters).
DO monitor your anode rod and replace when needed.
DON’T leave any food in your RV over the winter.
DO check with your local RV Care dealer for the most effective rodent repellant for your region.
DON’T leave your battery connected.
DO store your battery in a cool, dry place with temperatures no lower than 0°C and no higher than 27°C, but not in your home or near combustibles.
DON’T let moisture build up.
DO use dehumidifying crystals to keep mold and mildew away.
DON’T cover your RV with a plastic tarp.
DO use an RV Cover, that will protect your RV from UV rays and winter weather, while still allowing air flow.
DON’T let the sun damage your tires.
DO use tire covers. RV tires are often replaced due to sidewall cracking damage, caused by UV exposure.