Congratulations are certainly in order! You made it! You’re done with the harsh cold of winter and Spring has finally sprung!
But before you start making plans to use your Class B RV and hit the open road, you need to make sure that you have done everything you can to get your Class B RV ready for the trip, too.
Here is a list of some things you need to make sure you do before you leave your own driveway:
De-Winterize Your RV
Did you winterize your Class B RV? If you did, then you’ll need to make sure that you de-winterize your Class B RV before you start to make new memories this spring and summer. Make sure that you drain any antifreeze from the tanks and lines, and flush and sanitize the entire system. And I mean REALLY make sure that you flush your system – you don’t want your drinking water contaminated! I could spend an entire blog post on this process, but you should be able to find the best recommendations for your RV in your owner’s manual.
Check the Exterior
Make sure that your Class B RV doesn’t get left out of your other Spring Cleaning chores! Giving your Class B a good scrub not only will make you look good when you head off on your travels, but you’ll also be able to check for any signs of trouble with leaks around the window seals and doors, roof, or around any roof vents. Make sure that you open the awning too and give it a good clean, making sure there are not any tears or cracks. Check to see if anything needs lubricating, including the window seals, stabilizers, jacks, hinges, steps, and other areas. Also, how do the tires look? How’s the tread and are there any signs of rotting?
Check the Interior
Don’t just stop the Spring Cleaning with outside your Class B, its time to give the inside a good cleaning too! Make sure that while your cleaning the inside, you check out and test all the appliances. Test your heat pump and air conditioner and make sure to clean or change out any filters. **This one is important** Test and make sure all smoke or carbon monoxide alarms are operating properly and while you’re at it, make sure that your fire extinguisher is not out of date. Also make sure to check out your batteries and see how they are holding up. Do they keep a good charge or is it time to replace them?
While you can do all of this yourself, you can always let Sunshine State RVs help you get your Class B RV ready to hit the open road this Spring and Summer. Our certified technicians would be happy get your Class B in top shape and primed to make this spring and summer the best one yet!
Have Questions? We Have Answers!
Getting your RV serviced or purchasing your next Class B RV is as easy as contacting us here, or giving us a call at the dealership at (352) 337-0776. Nick or Kevin would be happy to speak to you!