Rod-Rod the RV God says, "Don't forget to shut down your RV for winter!"

Fall is the time of year you need to decide if your camping season is over. Parking your RV for the winter requires some preventive measures so it will be ready to use next spring. You will be glad you did it when there are no costly repair bills due to the damaging results of winter.

Now the question is how to prepare it for winter, and who will be doing it? If you’re like me and enjoy performing routine maintenance on your RV, the “who” part is answered. As for the “what” part, I have made all you RV DIYer's an ABSOLUTES, winterizing checklist, to help you with the task.

ABSOLUTES Winterizing Checklist:

1. Check ALL seams and penetrations on the Roof (i.e.: vents, skylights, sewer vents, and front seam and rear seam) and spot seal as necessary. Done ✅

2. Check tire pressure and adjust as needed. Done ✅

3. Drain all holding tanks, then fill black and gray holding tanks again with fresh water and drain a second time. Leave the valves open and the termination cap off to allow the tanks to dry fully. Done ✅

4. Turn off the propane, drain the water heater (leave the drain plug in the sink of the RV), and by-pass the water heater. Done ✅

5. Pump “Freeze Ban” to all faucets, toilets, ice makers, washing machines, and showers. You'll know you're finished when you see the pink solution at all of the aforementioned outlets. Done ✅

6. Check the electrolyte level in the batteries (if applicable), and fill with distilled water as necessary. Charge all the batteries to a full state of charge unless you can leave your RV plugged into 120 VAC. Done ✅

7. Remove ALL food from the RV that is not in a can or glass container. Turn off the refrigerator and leave the doors open to prevent mold. Done ✅

Final tip...

Lastly, if you’re not sure about doing these procedures yourself, set up an appointment with us. Or if you just need a little help, we’ll walk you through the process for a small charge, even over a live video if necessary. So just give us a call, we are here to help!

Your Friend in the RV Biz,

Rod-rod th’ motorhome gawd

Rodney Simmons

Founder/Master Technician

Blue Moon RV

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