Now that the snow is finally thawing, it’s time for RV spring preparation. Follow this RV spring checklist to ensure you’re ready for the adventures ahead:
1. Overall Safety Check
Ensure your smoke detector, fire extinguisher, LP gas leak detector, and carbon monoxide detector are up to date and working properly. Replace any old batteries in the detectors.
For motorhomes, check the levels of the engine and generator oil, then check transmission, power steering, brake, and windshield washer fluid as well as the engine coolant. Low levels of certain fluids could mean a leak, which you will want to get inspected by a professional.
Inspect the tread on your tires. If the tread is completely worn in some places, you should replace the tires – or replace them every 5 to 10 years. Check the air pressure and inflate each tire to the recommended PSI.
4. Seams and Seals
Check each seam and seal for cracks and wear, including the roof. You may need to resurface, reseal, or caulk certain areas. RV World MI can provide some recommendations if needed.
5. Water System and Leaks
Turn on your water pump and thoroughly check for leaks inside and
If your RV has propane hookups and appliances that run on LP gas, make sure the connections, valves, and tanks are in good working order. Make sure your propane tanks haven’t expired. Don’t forget to check your electronic appliances as well.
If you don’t want to handle the battery yourself, take it in for a professional inspection. Make sure your RV battery is fully charged before heading out on the road.
RV World MI carries an extensive selection of quality RVs. With just a little bit of RV spring maintenance, you can enjoy your RV trips to the fullest this season.