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Spring is approaching so it’s time to get ready for camping. Check out these tips for taking your RV out of winter storage before you get back on the road!

Basic Inspection

First thing’s first. Ensuring all the basics that require an appointment are good to go. This includes your power source, tires and propane. If these are all okay, lets proceed to the next step. If not, this leaves you enough time to make an appointment and proceed with getting your RV out of storage.

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Electrical

Electrical Power outlets, do they all work? If not, here is how to diagnose. Check generator circuit breaker(s) and reset. Next, check GFI outlet and reset after you turn on the generator. (We sometimes have to do that to get the outlets to work.) If you’re still having trouble, recheck and reset all your 120 Volt breakers in the main house panel after you turn on the generator. Check for power when you leave the generator. If the outlets still do not have power it may involve a power transfer switch. If so, contact our service department at (717) 436-8883 and we will help you get this fixed right away.

Sealing Leaks and Cracks

It may not seem like a big deal but when taking your RV out of storage you will want to check for leaks and cracks that may have occurred during off season. Moisture can seep in and create an RV owners nightmare: MOLD. Make sure to check all windows for old caulk, remove and repair the area with new caulk after. If it’s going to rain, wait until you know you’re going to have clear weather for at least 24 hours to ensure a clean repair.

Repairing Caulk

Washing RV

Taking your RV out of storage will require a good wash and wax. Some helpful tips would be to use a mild car washing soap, a big sponge for scrubbing and a microfiber towel to wipe and dry off eliminating any water spots. Make sure you wash the roof, the wheels, windows and panels. Check awnings for mold growth or tears as you may want to replace before hitting the road. Once you’re done with the wash and dry, apply a generous coat of wax to get that like-new shiny look.

Getting Back on the Road

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Juanita Valley RV has an array of supplies you may need for repairs including awning accessories, plumbing supplies, variety of vent covers, light bulbs, drain hoses and so much more. 

tips for taking your rv out of winter storage

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