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Prepare for Spring With This RV Checklist


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.

2. Fluid

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.

3. Tires

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 andoutsideyour RV. Don’t forget to check around the toilet, inside cabinets, and in the lower compartments. If you spot a leak, take the RV in for repairs right away. Sanitize and flush your water system and be sure to refill your potable water.

6. Appliances

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.

7. Batteries

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.

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