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Winterizing Your RV
Now that the season is over, it’s time to prepare your RV for winter storage. Your owner’s manual may be the urban legend of all literary jokes, but kidding aside, each unit has unique water system guidelines to follow. If water is left in your pipes to freeze, the pipes will crack as the ice expands, and this means inconvenient, frustrating, and expensive repairs. Call Mr. Mobile for a quality winterize that you can trust.
It is highly recommended that you remove your battery for the winter. Start by first turning off the RV’s disconnect and breaker switches. When you disconnect your battery, make sure you remove the negative cable first. Are your cables labeled and taped to prevent shorting? If not, you will want to label and tape both positive and negative so you can easily reconnect your battery when it’s time to come out of storage, a picture is also an easy way to remember. If you own a larger system with multiple batteries, it may be better to leave them installed, but even then, you should still disconnect the negative battery cable and check the battery charge periodically throughout the winter. A battery without charge can freeze and crack, rendering them useless.
Preparing your RV’s exterior for winter includes waxing, and patching cracks with a sealant. When packing away your awning, make sure it is clean and dry to prevent mildew from damaging the fabric or canvas.
If your unit comes equipped with an air conditioner, remove, clean or replace the filters. Clean and sanitize the interior or your RV to prevent intruders like insects and mice and prop up your cushions and mattresses so air can circulate around them. Convenient dehumidifiers and moisture absorbing materials are a great tip for preventing the pungent smell of mildew. If you decide to cover your unit, make sure to use a breathable shell that does not trap moisture inside. When storing your RV outside, cover the wheels to protect them from inclement, harsh weather. Just let Mr. Mobile know if you need any of these items and he will be glad to bring them in for you.
De-winterizing your RV is also a provided service offered by Mr. Mobile. This can ensure that nothing has come up over the winter that will catch you off guard.
Do you want us to take care of your RV’s seasonal maintenance? We specialize in winterizing and de-winterizing RVs so you can focus on planning your next RV road trip.