The RV Insider
RV Winterizing Checklist
Winter is just around the corner, and it is already the time to winterize your RV if you aren’t RVing this winter. Here is a checklist of things to do to properly put your RV away for a few months.
1. Find a Storage Spot
If you don’t have space at home to park your RV for the winter, it is recommended you find or reserve one. It is better for the RV to not be parked on long grass, so it doesn’t become home to little animals!
2. Flush Your Water System
It is important to remove the inline water filters, and fresh water holding tank, toilet, and water heater. Shut off all faucets and flush water systems with RV antifreeze.
3. Perform Routine Maintenance
Routine maintenance involves checking the brakes, suspension, and wheel bearings as well as get them serviced as needed. You should inspect the exterior of your RV, including roof vents, windows, and the chassis underneath for any damages.
4. LP, Electrical and Batteries
Be sure to shut off electrical and LP supply, and cover all tanks. It is important to ensure that all propane tanks and appliances are turned off. Did you know that you should remove the battery once your RV is parked, and to charge it periodically during the winter? It also should be placed in a warm place.
5. Motorhome Maintenance
Gasoline or diesel tanks should be topped off along with a fuel stabilizer. Basically, all fluid tanks in the RV should be topped off.