Getting Your RV Ready for Camping After Winter Storage

Published on 2/10/2023

Spring is right around the corner, and it will soon be time to take your RV out of winter storage and get it ready for a new season of camping adventures. Here are some tips on how to prepare your RV for camping after being in storage.

  1. Inspect the exterior: Check the exterior of your RV for any damage that may have occurred during storage. Look for cracks, dents, or any signs of damage to the paint or body. Check the roof for any leaks, cracks, or signs of damage.

  2. Check the tires: After being in storage for a long time, the tires on your RV may have developed flat spots or lost some of their air pressure. Check the tire pressure and inspect them for any damage.

  3. Clean the interior: Clean the interior of your RV, removing any cobwebs, dust, and debris. Vacuum the carpets and upholstery and wipe down the surfaces and windows. Make sure the RV smells fresh and clean before you start your trip.

  4. Check the plumbing and electrical systems: Inspect the plumbing and electrical systems to make sure they're in good working order. Check the water pump, faucets, toilets, and other fixtures. Make sure all the electrical systems are working properly and replace any faulty fuses or light bulbs.

  5. Check the appliances: Check the refrigerator, stove, oven, and other appliances to make sure they're working properly. Turn them on and make sure they're heating or cooling as they should. Clean the appliances and check for any signs of damage or wear.

  6. Stock up on supplies: Make sure you have all the supplies you'll need for your trip. Stock up on food, water, bedding, and other essentials. Check your first-aid kit to make sure it's well-stocked and ready for any emergencies.

  7. Test drive the RV: Before hitting the road, take your RV for a test drive to make sure everything is working properly. Check the brakes, steering, and suspension, and make sure the lights are working.

By following these tips, you can get your RV ready for a new season of camping adventures. With a little preparation and maintenance, you can ensure that your RV is in top condition and ready for your next road trip. Happy travels!