There's a lot to think about when preparing your RV for winter storage. Use this handy list to make sure you do not forget anything important. Print it out and put it in your RV:

  • Drain the gray and black holding tanks until they are totally emtpy. Spray the black tank using a tank spray hose attachment
  • Turn your 12V switch OFF
  • Blow all air out of onboard plumbing, or fill with antifreeze
  • Turn off LP gas supply
  • Turn off electric and gas hot water switches
  • Leave parking brake OFF
  • Inflate tires to proper pressure, and put small plywood pieces underneath the tires if possible.
  • Close all windows, window blinds
  • Wash exterior
  • Clean the awning and make sure it is dry before you roll it up
  • Clean roof
  • Put graphite spray in the locks and lubricate the door hinges
  • Cover up all external vents
  • Remove all perishables and anything that can freeze such a canned goods. Remove small batteries.
  • Cover the air conditioner, clear the air conditioner filters inside the RV
  • Turn off the main breaker switch, unless you are leaving plugged in to shore power
  • Spray chassis and coach batteries with terminal dressing to prevent corrosion
  • Check for correct water level in the house batteries
  • Put fuel stabilizer in the fuel tank and run engine and generator 5 -10 minutes.
  • Change generator oil and filter
  • Make sure your windshield washer fluid is non-freezing
  • Turn inverter off
  • Leave cupboards open
  • Brush bugs off the radiator
  • Remove roof top air conditioner shroud and blow out debris with compressed air
  • Clean the refrigerator and leave the doors open. Put box of baking soda inside.
  • Flush out the hot water heater using a hose wand.
  • Change the engine oil and oil filter
  • Either remove house batteries or attach trickle charger. If not removing chassis batter, disconnect negative lead.
  • Unplug all appliances
  • Place Bounce sheets and mousetraps inside the RV
  • Wash RV one final time before storage
  • Use tire covers if you have them
  • Cover exchast tubes with aluminum foil



Source by Bruce Bernhart