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  • Published on Oct 16, 2017
    Top 5 Reasons to Winterize Your RV

     

    Winter is coming… It’s an important phrase in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, but also when it comes to RV maintenance! If you don’t properly winterize now, you may come to regret it once spring rolls around. Instead of getting on the road quickly for your vacation, you’ll have to spend precious time getting everything back in working order. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Keep on reading for five reasons why winterizing your RV is so important!

     

    Water Lines

     

    When water freezes and turns into ice, it expands - science 101! If you leave water in the pipes of your RV during winter and it freezes, you could be looking at big trouble, and not to mention costly repairs. That’s why it’s necessary to go through the proper draining of all fluids, and to use special RV antifreeze.

     

    Rodents/Pests

     

    We all love the cute critters of nature, but nature is the best place for them to stay - not your RV! Properly sealing your camper will help prevent them from entering, and getting rid of all food and trash will help remove any tempting attractions for them. After all, you don’t want to enter your RV come springtime and be greeted by a surprise, right?

     

    Tires

     

    The cold weather can cause damage to your tires without preventative action. Proper inflation, removing weight from inside your RV, and even lifting it slightly for an even greater weight reduction can help mitigate any negative effects, and make sure that your tires are ready for action in the spring.

     

    Battery

     

    Leaving any battery out in the cold is never a good idea, as it will freeze if it discharges too much. You can try to make sure that it remains properly charged, but the simplest solution is to remove any battery and keep it in a separate place.

     

    Ready for Spring!

     

    Keep these winterization tips in mind now, and your preparation in spring will be a whole lot easier! The last thing you want to do once the weather turns nice, is to wait around to fix your RV because you didn’t do the proper preventative maintenance now.

     

    Luckily, we will winterize your RV & give you a FREE roof inspection while you wait! No appointment needed! This is a limited time offer - first come, first serve - so stop by Apache Village today!

     
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