Spring is Here - Time to Think About Spring Maintenance

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Spring is here, and that means it is almost camping season!


After a long winter, your RV has probably been in its winter storage location quite a while.


And I guarantee you, it is thinking...hoping, that you remember to take care of all the things that need to be done for your RV to be in tip-top shape when the camping season comes around.  Before you know it, it will be time to pack up and head out for the first trip of the season. How exciting is that?


But before you do that, make sure that you think about all the things that require maintenance on your trailer or motorhome before heading out for the first adventure of the year. Hopefully you’ve already planned and budgeted for the work!


When you were done camping for the season and ready to store your RV for the winter, you likely (hopefully!) winterized it. As a result, it will be necessary to check your water system before using it again.  Flushing out the water lines and hot water tank, and checking for leaks, are all part of this process.  You definitely want to make sure you know before you go onsite if you have a water issue!


The next step for your spring maintenance plan will be to lubricate all the pinch points and other hinge points on your trailer.  Using the right lubricant is important, otherwise you may give yourself costly problems in the future!


Test your CO, LP Gas Leak and Smoke detectors as well.  Safety is important and you need to ensure that these detectors are working properly before you and the family enjoy the trailer.


As part of this spring maintenance checklist, you should do a thorough inspection of your RV. Check the roof for any damage to any seals.  Walk around the entire unit and check all the windows for any signs of damage.  Don't forget about the doors and storage compartments.  Lastly, check the tires and ensure they are at the recommended tire pressure.


Finally, give your trailer the love it deserves and give it a good cleaning.  Start with the roof by making sure to remove any debris.  Then the outside walls and windows.  Finally, move inside.  Open the windows to allow the unit to air out after having been closed for so long.  


Of course, this is just a basic list of things to make sure you take care of before going out on the road with your RV for the first time this year.  The time will be here before you know it, so take care of it now as the weather is starting to get better.


Huron RV is fully equipped to service your RV from top to bottom, including the items listed above.  We’d be happy to help you get your trailer ready for the season.  You can contact us to book an appointment on our website or by calling 519-440-6624