Last newsletter I shared some thoughts on "How to Wake Up Your RV" after the vehicle has been hibernating throughout winter. This month, I am sharing Matt's thoughts on "Preparing For the New RV Season".
Enjoy the read!!!
"The days are getting longer, and daffodils have well and truly started to bloom which can only mean that spring is finally here. If your motorhome or caravan has been in storage or had limited use during the winter months, we thought it would be a timely reminder that now is a great time to get ready for your first trip of the new RV season.
General motorhome maintenance is key alongside our strong recommendation to service your RV annually by experienced technicians. Not only does this uphold any warranties but also ensures that your vehicle is in the best possible shape ready to explore. Below are 5 quick tip’s to help with the process.
Clean Inside and Out
Keeping your motorhome clean on the inside and out can reduce the build-up of dirt that can cause damage and deterioration to your vehicle. This will help to prolong the life of the motorhome and if/when you decide to upgrade to a newer model you’ll be able to get a much better price.
We recommend cleaning the roof as well including the solar panels to help with their efficiency.
Every season of RV travel requires specific maintenance procedures to extend your camper’s longevity and keep it running without a hitch throughout the duration of your travels.
• Inspecting the habitation area for anything that may require your attention
• Running all appliances
• Checking any alarms
• Checking the frost protection valve
• Check battery condition
• Check tyres
• Inspect exterior seals and windows
• Air out the vehicle
Check all Paperwork and Compliances
An annual insurance review and ensuring you have the appropriate policy in place is a must. Checking RUC’s and registration along with self-containment, Electrical (EWOF) compliance and of course your WOF or COF is also essential.
When you are on the road, almost anything can happen so you need to be prepared.
Packing emergency supplies including a first-aid kit, and emergency medication like antihistamines is paramount.
Toilet paper, cleaning and toilet chemicals, extra water and non-perishable food are also essential items to pack in preparation for the new RV season.
Having a Plan of Must Do’s
We are certainly blessed in this fantastic country with plenty of places to visit and things to do so having a plan of must do’s each season is a great way to ensure everyone is having a fun time. Let's make the most of it and let the adventures begin!!!"
Deluxe RV Group