If you are storing your RV for the winter, there are a few steps you should take to ensure that the RV does not withstand damage due to freezing temps. At InsureUS, we aim to help clients protect their vehicles and other assets in Cypress, TX, and the surrounding areas. Keep reading to learn more about winterizing your RV.
To avoid freezing and busting pipes, you should winterize your RV for winter storage. Winterization should be done when temperatures drop into the 40s and 30s. January and February are typically the coldest months.
Drain Your Tanks and Plumbing
The first step to winterizing your RV will be to drain your tanks and plumbing thoroughly. Be sure to empty black and gray tanks at the appropriate dumping stations. When draining the hot water heater, be sure to turn the heater off and allow the water to cool to avoid injuries.
Once drained, you will want to pump antifreeze through the system. You can bypass the hot water heater on this step. Be sure to consult your RV owner’s manual on the proper steps to take to pump antifreeze through the system.
You will know the system is fully pumped when antifreeze comes through the faucets and the toilets as well.
Although winterizing the plumbing is probably the most crucial step, there are also other things you should consider.
Give your RV a good cleaning before it goes into storage. There’s nothing worse than opening up the RV in the spring to discover something gross that was left behind.
Remove all personal belongings as well to safeguard them from theft. Keeping your belongings out of view from windows can also deter possible thieves.
If you want to learn about RV insurance, please contact us at InsureUS, serving Cypress, TX, and the surrounding areas.