Crain RV Tips and Tricks
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Tips and Tricks to protect your RV or Trailer from OLD MAN WINTER!!
If you are anything at all like most other RV owners, you love your RV or camper. It is what you use every summer to explore America's back roads and small towns... your "ticket" to the freedom of the road. But your RV is also a machine.
As such, you need to take steps to maintain it... and preserve it. That is especially true if you live in an area where autumn turns to frigid winter and temperatures drop dramatically.
Cold or freezing temperatures can cause extensive damage to your RV that cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars to repair.
You can avoid the hassle and the expense by winterizing your RV well in advance of winter's icy grip. To do so, start by adding antifreeze to your RV's engine. That will assure that the water in the engine will not freeze up and turn to ice... an important first step.
Another important step you can take to effectively winterize your RV is to remove all food, even canned food items to discourage hungry animals from entering your RV in search of something to eat.
Mildew is often a problem in RVs that remain unused during the winter months. You can avoid this problem by leaving your refrigerator door slightly ajar - for the entire winter. Yes, it will eliminate any risk of mildew forming so that your refrigerator will be clean, dry and ready to use when you need it.
Another way to keep your RV's interior dry and ready for use is to leave the vents open throughout the winter allowing fresh air to circulate so that the interior is clean and fresh when the weather warms up.
Many RV owners also remove the tires from their camper and put the RV up on blocks. Others cover the tires to keep them safe from the ravages of cold winter temperatures. Both options are viable.
Then, add a cover that protects the entire camper from snow, sleet and other winter problems... unless you are able to store your RV in a garage.
So... take the steps now to and avoid costly damage later. Call Crain RV today and schedule your appointment. It is well worth the effort.