Travers St. Louis RV / Camper Winterization Storage Preparation Service
It was a great summer, and hopefully, the memories of all those camping adventures will tide you over until the next camping season. But before you start fantasizing about an even better string of trips, come back down to earth. Your trusty RV took care of you throughout all those months. Now it’s time for you to get it ready for the winter. Take this list, and your RV to Travers St Louis RV Service and Body, and let one of their expert technicians check everything off for you.
Step #1. Fluids Out, Antifreeze In.
Recreational vehicles have a huge amount of plumbing and places for storing water and harboring moisture. Unless all those tanks are dry, empty, and clean, as well as those places where moisture has a way of turning into mold, you’ll have some mighty expensive fixes awaiting you come to the spring thaw, not to mention harmful bacteria. Travers St Louis RV can spare you the heartbreak and money by flushing out and cleaning all the tanks — gray water, black water, and freshwater, as well as the water heater and water lines.
Next, they will bypass the water heater, disconnect the inlet side of the water pump, open all the faucets, and finally add anti-freeze. Having checked the off all these inside jobs, they can move on to the exterior.
Reseal / Recaulk the Top
Your RV shelters you on all your camping tips no matter what the weather. Meanwhile, it stands guard outside at the mercy of the elements, the sun, UV light rays, and the ozone. None of these do the exterior any favors, but the ozone, in particular, fades the paint, and dries out the rubber, vinyl, and caulking, leaving it to crack and deteriorate. And if your RV is to winter in the outdoors, there’ll be snow and ice to deal with. Having Travers take proactive steps like caulking and resealing now will help it endure the winter. Plus, it will save you from facing it on your spring to-do list. With another box checked off, it’s time to move on.
Add Fuel Stabilizer, Run and Recheck the Generator
If your camper is motorized, it’s important that you put your RV to sleep with a full gas tank. However, sitting all winter can do nasty things to the gasoline. So after filling the tank, the Travers RV technician will add fuel stabilizer and run the engine and generator long enough to distribute the stabilizer throughout the fuel system. Last, but certainly not least, he will change the oil and filter on both the RV and the generator. And he’s done! You, however, are not. It’s up to you to exercise the generator once a month for a minimum of two hours at half rated load.