Your vehicle was empty in winter. Here are the early signs of spring, it's time to pick out the warehouse and prepare the coach and the chassis for this year's camping season. If you are like me, you want to follow some sort of logical sequence, then do not rush check the device. I used a simple checklist to ignore anything. I prefer most of the spring preparation myself. If you are more comfortable with someone else, you can discuss a scheduled time with a reputable RV service center to do so.
* Depending on the unit being winter, the saturation must be removed. If you use non-toxic RV antifreeze, run fresh water throughout the system until traces of antifreeze fluid go away. To remove it from a 12-volt water pump, add water to the fresh water tank, switch on the pump, and open all the taps. If the antifreeze system is switched off, switch off the pump and remove the water heater from the by-pass mode (if applicable). Refit the Water Filter Cartridges Removed for Storage
* At this point I would like to clean the water system. Make sure that all drains are closed and drain plugs are fitted. Take a quarter cup of household bleach every fifteen gallon of water in the fresh water tank. Mix the bleach with water in a gallon container and pour into the fresh water tank. Fill the fresh water tank with full water. Turn on the water pump and open all taps and blow water until bleach is reached. Close the taps and leave for at least twelve hours. Drain all water and replenish the tank with fresh water. Turn on the pump and open all the taps until there is no smell of bleach. It may be necessary to repeat this process to eliminate all the bleach signals.
* Check the water leakage with water pressure. Check the operation of the washbasin.
* Wash the appliance thoroughly. This is a good opportunity to test roof and body sutures and wipers for cracking that will allow water to enter. Consult your dealer for sealants that are compatible with these materials.
* Inspect the sunroof and clean the sun visor as needed.
* Check the tires for signs of dry rot.
* Lubricate all straps and lids with spraying lubricants
* Remove any ribbon or protective cover that can be attached to LP gas guns to keep insects and rodents. Check for any extinguished mouse pockets. Open the doors and the compartments and check the rod penetration and water damage
* Inspect and clean the interior
* Connect all the devices that have been pulled out and replace any removed dry batteries . This is a good time to insert new batteries into objects such as smoke detectors.
* Check the operation of the carbon monoxide alarm, LP gas leak detector and smoke detector
* Check the fire extinguisher. Make sure it is fully charged.
* Reset any disconnected switches. If you have removed the fuses in the storage, reinstall them.
* Clean or replace air conditioner filters if it has not been stored prior to storage and remove the air conditioner covers
* Open openings and windows and release the unit
* If you have removed the chassis and store the chassis. Whether or not the electrolyte level has been removed or not checked, clean terminals and clamps and check the level of charge in all batteries. Fill the batteries as needed
* Check the electrical steps if applicable.
* Inspect the hydraulic connections if applicable. Check the hydraulic fluid level
* Check the safety camera and monitor operation
* If you did not change the oil and filters before generating the generator, this is a good time to do so. Check the exhaust system of the generator before it starts. Start and run the generator for two hours, at least half of it. Read the generator manual for load values.
* Turn off the generator and plug the appliance into the ground. Turn on the refrigerator in electric mode. Allow all the 12V internal lights and accessories
* Check the monitor panel to work properly
* Check the operation of sliders if applicable.
* Check the correct functioning of the remaining 120 volts
* Check ground fault circuit breaker (GFI) for proper operation
* Turn off the refrigerator, leave the doors open and allow enough time to reach room temperature, so it can be checked in gas mode.
* Before I used the LP gas system I did a leak test and gas pressure preparation. A qualified technician must perform these tests
* Then perform the LP gas valve and check the operation of all LP gas devices. Make sure the water heater is full of water before testing the heater. If the gas appliance does not work properly, check with a qualified technician. Insects are attracted to the fragrance added to the LP gas and build nests that may affect the operation of the device.
* If the unit was in long-term storage and did not change engine oil and filter prior to storage
* Check for all gearbox, power steering, engine coolant, engine oil, windscreen washer and brakes fluid level. Refer to the owner's manual
* Start the engine and check that all measuring devices are suitable for measurement. Check the conditioner's air conditioner for proper operation
* Fully implement chassis lubrication if it has not been stored before storage
* Check the condition of the windscreen wipers and replace them if necessary.
* Make sure the vehicle emission / check sticker is up to date
* In addition, if there is a pop up or take-over trailer, wheel bearings and brakes, check them at least once a year. Inspect the dry rotting and tears of the canvas; check all traction work and the connector to cause injury. Check the disconnect switch and the scrollbar for proper operation
Copyright 2006 Mark J. Polk owns RV Education 101
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