While many people do use their RVs year-round, some folks store them during the winter months. If this is what you plan on doing, some things should be done to winterize your travel trailer before putting it into storage. Ryan’s RV Town provides motorhomes, RVs & travel trailer service & repair on Mercer Island. We would also like to share some tips for getting your RV ready for winter storage.
- Empty the RV water heater tank
- Drain holding tanks
- Add RV antifreeze to the holding tanks
- Check and repair all seals
- Remove food from the pantry and refrigerator
- Winterize the water lines
- Prepare the generator for winter
- Disconnect the motorhome battery
- Cover the tires and the RV
Check Your Seals
This is an essential part of winterizing your RV. First off, check the RV window seals. Look for shrinking and cracking. Feel for soft spots, as this may be a result of water seeping inside. Corner seals are next on the list, so be sure to inspect the seals on the:
- Storage bay doors
- Outside lights
- Openings in the sidewall
Check the corners on your walls and floors. The last seals to be checked are the roof seals. Climb up there and visually inspect the seams. If you find areas that need to be repaired, Ryan’s can take care of that. We can service your RV and look for problems, so you don’t have to worry about missing something.
Before your store your RV away for the winter, consider bringing it into Ryan’s RV Town for some TLC. Our team has been providing motorhomes, RVs & travel trailer service & repair on Mercer Island for quite some time. We know what to look for and how to fix it. Call today and get your RV on the schedule. You can reach us at (425) 409-9870.