Leisure Resort

January Newsletter

Get Ready for the 4th!

on June 23, 2011

Even though you have probably already had your first trip out in the RV, thought you might like a quick checklist to use for your big 4th of July trip.

1.)    On a nice, sunny, breezy day, open all the windows and turn on a fan in the RV to air out all the stale air from the winter.  While you have everything airing out, check the filter on your vent fans to make sure that they are clean.  Climb up on the roof and check the vent covers to make sure there aren’t any cracks in the covers.  A great vacation can be marred by a leaky vent cover that lets the rain in.

2.)    Roll out your awning and scrub it down.  After being rolled up for a number of months, you may have a bit of mildew to scrub off.  Also check the awning for any rips or tears and repair them before they become major and require a whole new awning.

3.)    Check all of your lights, headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals.   Check both your battery operated lights and your lights that require a plug in at the park.  Replace any burnt out bulbs.

4.)    Check your slides for any needed repairs.  Check the fluid levels for the slide controls and fill them if necessary with the manufacturer’s recommended fluid.  Check the battery for the slides and make sure the water level is correct.  It can be quite frustrating to arrive at the RV resort and find that you can’t get your slides out or get ready to leave the park and can’t get the slides to go in.

5.)    Flush your water system of any antifreeze you used when you put the unit into storage.  Make sure you always use non-toxic antifreeze.

6.)    Replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  This would also be a good time to check your fire extinguisher and replace it if necessary.

7.)    Change the water filter for your fresh water.  It has been sitting with the antifreeze in it and while the antifreeze is non-toxic, it sure won’t make your water taste good.

These are just a few of the steps you need to take.  Make a list that you can add to and use it every year.

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