Get Your RV Summer Ready

May 30

We are finally just weeks away from summer… which means it’s just about time to dust off all that camping (or glamping) gear and get out there!

Whether you’re in an RV, pop-up camper, camper van, or even tent, this checklist is a good guide to the must-do’s before getting on the road. It’s better to find and deal with any issues before, not during your trip. The last thing you want to do is get to your destination to find out that a mouse has made a home in your tent, or the faucets in your RV are leaking!

RV Summer Ready Checklist:

1. First things first, give it a good wash on the outside

And while you’re at it, you could wash the RV cover as well before putting it away for the summer. Your future self will thank you when it’s time to put it back on.

2. Leave the doors and windows open to air it out

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It’s probably a bit stuffy after sitting all winter!

3. Check your tires!

They might need to be rotated, cleaned, topped up with air, etc.

4. Flush out your water system with fresh water

If you used an anti-freeze during the winter, you will want to flush out the system until the water is running clear.

5. Check all taps and faucets for leaks
6. Check your batteries

Remember to wear your personal protective gear and have the power off. Replace any batteries if needed.

7. Check propane tanks

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Replace if needed or top them up!

8. Give it a good clean on the inside

Clean out cupboards, the fridge, give it a good vacuum, and toss out anything that you accidentally left in there from last summer. This will also give you the chance to check for mildew or any unexpected rodent visitors.

9. Stock up with everything you need for a safe, fun, and comfortable camping trip!

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Make sure you have everything you need, including a first aid kit, cozy blankets, and all your favorite camping snacks!!

Along with everything on this checklist make sure to have your RV insured! Reach out to us today and one of our friendly brokers will be happy to get you the proper insurance for your RV.