Cooler air is all around us, but that doesn’t mean your RV has to go into storage for the winter. Lots of folks still enjoy taking their rig out on the road during winter months and enjoying new terrain over the holidays, or escaping somewhere warm to wait out the frost. Whether you’re gearing up to keep your RV safely stowed over the winter or you’re preparing for your next big trek, it’s important to remember a few practices that will protect and preserve your RV over the winter months.
Using RV Antifreeze
Using antifreeze is one of the most simple steps you can take to deter damage to your RV’s water system over the winter. Failing to prepare your RV’s water ways might very well lead to frozen water lines, or worse, a burst pipe. Your RV manual should include instructions on how to bypass the water heater and fresh water tank and get antifreeze where it needs to go.
Seal And Cover Your RV If Not In Use To Avoid Leaks
If your RV stays outside over the winter you definitely want to make sure you have a good seal on your RV’s roof and a sturdy cover to protect it from any cold weather elements. An RV that has sealant issues or cracks will quickly allow moisture and condensation inside, causing issues such as mold, mildew and dry rot, all of which can cause health issues down the road if not attended to. Additionally, if too much moisture gets inside your RV through cracks in the roof, your RV may be prone to flooding and other water damage. Left to sit all winter without being able to dry out will make for a costly and dirty repair process.