Spring (and your first chance to take your RV out of storage) is around the corner!
As our weather warms up, excitement is growing. Not long now, and we will be able to hit the open road. It's almost the unofficial start of the annual summer travel season! But before you start packing, spare a few hours for preventable maintenance to help you avoid being stranded on the side of the road. Few things spoil a good RV trip like a flat tire or a dead battery. Let's look at the most important considerations to include in your RV summerization checklist.
Keeping your RV in a roadworthy condition is the best way to avoiding and dealing with emergency situations.
After standing stationary throughout the long, cold winter, there are many little things that should be inspected, and your RV will probably need a service to ensure it is in perfect condition, mechanically speaking. Use this opportunity to take care of maintenance and organization and give everything a good clean. Last year, we gave you a thorough checklist for dewinterizing your RV. This year, we want to focus on a few specifics that are easy to forget, because out of sight often means out of mind.
2017 Summerization Checklist: Get Your RV Ready for Spring Driving
When you have completed the checklist on the link above, spare a few additional moments to inspect the following:
- Check your LP gas leak detector, carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector to ensure they still work as they should.
- Ensure the fire extinguisher works as it should and that the needle is on the green.
- Replace all dry cell batteries you may have removed when you prepared your RV for winter storage. Learn how to care for your batteries by clicking here.
- Check your tires for dry rot and inflate them to the recommended pressure.
- Place mothballs around the refrigerator's gas burner assembly, as it will prevent spiders from nesting, which may cause gas flow blockages.
- Drain and flush antifreeze from the system.
- Open the awning to allow it to dry.
Getting Your RV Ready for Spring With Denver Mattress
Your RV is your home away from home during summer, and a good night's sleep is crucial to safe driving and an enjoyable time on the roads. That's why it's so important to make sure your RV mattress is as comfortable as the one at home.
Like your mattress at home, you should regularly turn, flip and maintain it to ensure it stays in shape. Always follow manufacturer's guidelines with regards to caring for your RV mattress.
A few more tips on caring for your RV bed:
Wash your linens before you go on your first trip for the summer.
- Use a mattress pad to protect your mattress.
- Vacuum the mattress periodically to keep it fresh and clean.
- If you have a pillow-top mattress, you can point it to free trapped dust.
Need a new mattress? Denver Mattress has a wide selection ranging from bunk bed mattresses to waterbed insert, sofa parkers, sofa sleepers, truck sleepers, and regular mattresses. Visit us today to take a look at the range of RV mattresses we carry.
Need help getting your RV ready for summer travel? Our friendly, helpful consultants are standing by to assist you.