A few hours spent winterizing your RV will pay big dividends when the weather turns nice again. And don’t forget to check your insurance policy for possible savings while your RV is in storage—that could pay big dividends as well. Here are a few important things to remember as you prepare your RV for winter:
1. If you choose to cover your RV, use an RV cover with “breathable” material. This will help prevent mold and mildew.
2. Completely drain the water system so that there is no chance of freezing in any of the lines. Add an RV antifreeze for further protection.
3. Inflate your tires to the normal pressure and cover them completely to provide protection from the sun. Check the pressure periodically and add air as needed.
4. Disconnect the battery and store it in a cool, dry place. Remember to check it about once a month and recharge it if necessary.
5. Make sure you seal all holes or openings with stainless steel wool or aluminum duct tape. You should also start your engine once a week to help keep critters away.
Also be sure to check your insurance policy and revise your coverage while your RV is in storage.