Removing Your RV from Winter Storage

Removal from Storage

  1. Completely air out the RV.
  2. Have the entire LP gas system checked for leaks.  
  3. Check window operation.
  4. Check cabinet and door hinges. Lubricate with penetrating oil, if necessary.
  5. Close all faucets and drain valves that are open.
  6. Add a few gallons of water to the fresh water tank and turn on the water pump to check for leaks, especially at fittings.
  7. Open all faucets in turn to release trapped air and check to be sure faucet washers have not hardened during storage.
  8. Sanitize the water system as outlined under “Disinfecting the Fresh Water System” in your Owner’s Manual.
  9. After disinfecting and flushing the water lines thoroughly with fresh water, remove the water filter diverter plug and install a new water filter cartridge.
  10. Store the diverter for future use. The diverter plug is intended for winterization only.
  11. Check the toilet for proper operation.
  12. Add water to the holding tank using the toilet flush pedal and galley sink faucet. Check to be sure dump valves seal tightly.
  13. Check around all appliances for obstructions and ensure that all vent openings are clear.
  14. Start refrigerator and check for proper cooling.
  15. Clean paneling and counter surfaces.
  16. Replace batteries if necessary and check out electrical system to make sure all lights and electrical components operate.
  17. Check tires for proper cold inflation pressure. See Vehicle Certification Label.

After washing accumulated winter grime from the exterior, carefully inspect the seams and sealants for separation or cracks that may have appeared around the window frames, vents and any other joints. Re-sealing is quite simple, and the material is quickly and easily applied.