Don’t make these mistakes while you’re getting your RV ready for the cold weather.
Leaving the Battery in Your RV
Don’t leave your battery connected while your RV is not in use over the winter. To get the maximum possible service life from your battery, proper storage and maintaining its state of charge is important. 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.
Using automotive antifreeze in your water system
Automotive antifreeze is extremely toxic and should never be used in you RV’s water system. Pick up an approved water system antifreeze from your local RV Care dealership, we recommend a propylene glycol based product.
Leaving Food Behind
Leaving food in your RV over the winter can be a tempting invitation for unwanted house guests. Be sure to clear out your cupboards and fridge, and check with your local RV Care dealer for the most effective rodent repellant for your region.
Skipping the end-of-season exterior cleaning
Storing your RV with the summer’s grime will lead to extra cleaning in the spring, and possibly even mould and mildew when you roll your awning back out. It’s also a good time to inspect sealants as you clean, to avoid potential leaks during the winter.
Sealing up tight
Avoid moisture build up inside your RV during the winter by using dehumidifying crystals. They will work to keep mold and mildew away.