Smart Tips for Winterizing your Motor Home

With winter fast approaching, you may be considering storing your RV until the turn of the season. Proper storage will ensure your motorhome is safe and secure until you’re ready to use it again in the spring. Here are a few tips to winterizing your RV for storage.

Inspect RV Inside and Out

Inspect your vehicle inside and out and have minor repairs done. Pay special attention to the roof, windows, doors, sidewalls, and seams. Reseal cracks or holes that can cause moisture to seep through and damage the interior. Once repairs are done, clean your RV inside and out so that it’s ready for travel in the spring.

Drain Water System

Drain all water from your pipes to avoid problems with water freezing and cracking water lines. Pumping antifreeze through the plumbing system can help expel water from the pipes. Follow the checklist for draining your plumbing system in your RV owner’s manual to ensure you’re doing it right.

Remove Batteries

Remove RV batteries during winter and keep them in a cool, dry location. Be sure to check the batteries periodically and charge them to full capacity when necessary to avoid problems with freezing.

Store RV in Safe Spot  

Choose a safe spot for storage, preferably an indoor shelter to protect your motorhome from the elements. If you’re going to park it on the driveway of your Woodstock GA home, find a spot where it’s less likely to get damaged by winter storms. Cover your RV to protect it from wind, rain, snow, ice and UV rays from the sun. A custom designed RV cover with straps will keep moisture out and protect the exterior from damage.

Keep Up Insurance Coverage

Talk to us at Peter Laczko Insurance Inc. about insurance options for storage. The right motorhome insurance coverage from Peter Laczko Insurance Inc. in Woodstock, GA will protect your RV against any eventuality while in storage.