RV Spring Maintenance Checklist
Check it off before you take off
If you properly stored your RV during the winter, then hopefully there is not a great deal of maintenance to be done on your rig come spring. However, there is an important checklist to make sure that your RV operates smoothly and safely. Crossing off this list will help your first trip of the season to be a success.
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Spring Maintenance Checklist
- Batteries: It’s likely you removed your batteries during the winter. It is also likely that your batteries lost charge during their winter hibernation. Batteries discharge up to 10% a month in winter storage. Fully charge your batteries again before carefully installing them.
- Water system: The steps needed to address the water system will depend on the winterizing steps you took in the fall. Before use, your RV water system needs to be de-winterized, checked for leaks and sanitized. If your unit was winterized using non-toxic RV antifreeze you need to run fresh water through the entire system until all traces of the antifreeze are removed.
- Check the plumbing: Spring is an excellent time to check your plumbing for leaks. With water in the fresh water holding tank turn the 12-volt water pump on and pressurize the water system until the pump shuts off. If the water pump cycles back on, even for a short period of time, there is a leak somewhere. You can locate the leak yourself, or bring your rig by All Seasons for repair.
- Check appliances: remember that a yearly check of the LP gas system by an authorized dealer – including a leak test and LP gas operating pressure test – is needed. If these test have been performed, you will still want to test all your LP gas appliances after opening the gas supply.
- Tires: batteries lose charge and tires lose pressure in storage. It is common to lose 2-3 psi a month in storage. Check the tire pressure of all your tires and inflate them to the recommended level for the load you expect to carry.
- Fluid levels: The power train should be examined each spring and all fluid levels checked. Check the transmission, power steering, engine coolant, engine oil, windshield washer and brake fluid. Your owner’s manual should tell you the correct level for each type of fluid. If fluid levels are low, it is important not just to replenish, but to find out the reason for the issue.
- Seams & Sealants: Inspect and repair all the seams and sealants on the RV. This is a maintenance task that should be done at least twice a year. Consult your RV owner’s manual or All Seasons for sealants compatible with different types of materials you are attempting to seal.