Keeping your RV well-maintained is a time-consuming yet important task. While it’s tempting to park your rig and head for the couch, cleaning your RV immediately after a trip means you are ready to hit the road at any time. At All Valleys RV Storage, we know the importance of a well-maintained RV. Check out our list below.
1. Clean It!
Immediately after the completion of a road trip, we recommend cleaning both the interior and the exterior of your RV. While you are cleaning, check for areas in need of repair. Leaky seals, cracks in the roof, and other structural issues are easier to spot when your rig is clean. Also, washing your RV now means you are ready to roll on a moment’s notice in the future.
2. Drain the Water
Unless you are traveling within a few weeks of returning home, flush the water from your plumbing system. Draining the water from the system, including the hot water tank, flushes out debris thus preventing odors, clogs, and frozen pipes from becoming issues.
3. Empty the Fridge, Stock the Pantry
There is nothing worse than getting ready to hit the road only to find a stinky, moldy refrigerator. At the completion of your trip, make sure to empty the fridge and freezer. Leave the doors open to defrost the freezer and prevent mold from forming. This is also a good time to restock canned goods, paper supplies, and toiletries so you are ready for your next adventure.
4. Check Batteries, Tire Pressure, and Fluid Levels
To make sure your next trip begins without a hitch, be sure to fully charge the batteries. Also, check on other potential mechanical issues like tire pressure, fluid levels, and oil levels. Knowing that your RV is in proper working order makes hitting the road a breeze the next time you get the travel bug.
Save Yourself Some Time
Maintaining an RV can be a daunting task. Save yourself some time and stress by utilizing our stop-and-drop valet service! Our team at All Valleys RV Storage will take care of everything, so you can rest assured knowing your RV is clean and ready to roll on your next trip. To learn more about our Simi Valley outdoor storage options and other RV services, contact us at (805) 579-6192.