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Prepping for RV Camping Season: Spring Cleaning List

After staying indoors in the winter months, spring has come, and it is time to start prepping for RV camping season. Start thinking of how you can get your camper ready for your next road trip. You don’t need to wait until the last second to get the RV ready.

What is the basic process for prepping for RV camping season?

Prepping an RV for camping in spring involves many things. You’ll have to fix all the parts not working correctly in the RV. Cleaning and organizing the RV’s interior and exterior features are also part of the prepping process as it makes the RV comfortable.

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You must never forget these steps when prepping an RV for this camping season.

  1. Exterior Cleaning (Including Exterior Storage)
  2. Interior Cleaning 
  3. Dewinterize Batteries, Fluids, and Water Tanks
  4. Check Propane Tanks
  5. Check Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

1) Exterior Cleaning (Including Exterior Storage)

Wash the RV’s exterior thoroughly to remove any dirt and grime on the RV’s body, tires, and compartments. Don’t forget to wash the roof using a soft brush with a long handle. Start with the rooftop, working your way down. Also, clean the exterior storage space.

2) Interior Cleaning

Open the camper and start cleaning the interior, starting with the ceiling. Remove all the dust and cobwebs from the RV interior. Also, get rid of dust accumulated on the seats. Use hot water, vinegar, soap, and baking soda to clean dirty surfaces.

3) Dewinterize Batteries, Fluids, and Water Tanks

If you happen to winterize your camper for storage during winters, you have to de-winterize it. Flush out the entire water system in the RV until you remove the antifreeze traces. Don’t forget to do the same for the batteries and any other fluid found in the RV.

4) Check Propane Tanks

Check the propane tanks to ensure that there are no leaks. You can open the valves and smell or spray a soapy mixture around the regulator and valves to check for leaks. The soapy liquid will bubble if there are leaks. Fix the leaks and refill the propane tanks.

5) Check Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Inspect the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are working. Replace the old batteries with new ones to make the devices work to their total capacity. Once you do that, check if the fire extinguisher is in good working condition.

Enjoy Your RV!

After prepping for RV camping season as described above, you are ready to hit the road and enjoy the comfort of your RV. Ensure that you pack all the camping essentials in the travel trailer or camper before leaving for a trip.

Contact us to learn more RV prepping tips and ideas.