Summer is the opportune time to hit the road in your RV. After a long winter in storage, your RV will need some preparation to get it road-worthy. The following steps can help put your RV back in shape so you can enjoy trouble-free summer traveling.
Electrical and Propane Appliances
Your first step toward making your vehicle road-worthy is to check electrical and propane appliances to ensure they’re working properly. This includes AC unit, furnace, refrigerator, freezer, water heater, and generator. In addition to recharging your battery and turning on your gas, you’ll need to connect to a local water supply to check for water leaks.
Fluids and Essential RV Systems
Check fluid levels before taking your RV on the road and top off as needed. Inspect all belts and hoses to make sure they’re intact to avoid leakage.
You’ll also want to inspect your smoke alarm system, propane sensor, fire extinguisher and carbon monoxide warning detector to make sure everything is functioning as it should. You don’t want to face any unwarranted surprises in the middle of your travels.
Assess your tires to ensure they’re in good shape for traveling and inflate them to the proper level. Under-inflated tires will cause your RV to use more fuel, an extra expense you’ll want to avoid. Tires that are improperly inflated also increase your risk of accidents.
Interior & Exterior Maintenance
Take time to clean your vehicle inside and out. Inspect and repair any cracks, holes or tears in the roof or around windows and doors that can lead to water leakage during a storm. A clean, well-maintained RV will provide you with years of quality use.
Last, but not least, call or visit us at Shaner Insurance Group Inc. to update your RV insurance to keep you safe and protected on the road.