Winterizing Your RV and Why It’s Important

2020 has been a year unlike any other, and for those who have been fortunate enough to get out and explore, it’s served as an excellent reminder of just how much of a unique privilege it is to RV! But now, it’s time to turn in for the winter.

Winter is often referred to as the most wonderful time of year, and for a good reason! It’s a time of joy, thanksgiving, and warm, fun memories with those closest to you. However, the same cannot be said for your RV if you’re not prepared for the dropping temperatures.

  • Freezing temperatures can lead to burst pipes.

  • Freezing temperatures can lead to damaged tanks.

  • Inclement winter weather can ruin the interior of your RV if you fail to seal and store it properly.

  • Damages can spiral out of control quickly, and prices for some of these repairs can rack up fast, putting you out of more cash and delaying getting back on the road once things are thawed again.

This is just the shortlist of how winter weather can wreak havoc on your vehicle’s quality and condition. Thankfully, all of this can be avoided by not overlooking this critical part of RV ownership. Before putting yours in park and pulling the garage door closed, consider these tips for winterizing your RV.

Tips for Winterizing Your RV

  • Remove and bypass water filters. Any winterizing chemicals that you might add could damage filters.

  • Drain your water tanks and water lines. Don’t leave any water sitting in your RV over the winter!

  • Bypass your water heater before adding winterizing chemicals.

  • Add antifreeze.

  • Disconnect electronics throughout the RV.

  • Cover all outlets and openings.

  • Double-check that all doors and windows are sealed tight.

  • Scan your entire RV for leaks.

  • Park, stabilize, and properly store your RV under adequate cover.

  • Bring your RV to Pharr RVs for help with the winterizing process.

Thinking about taking your RV out for a spin this season? Click here for more tips.

When you’re winterizing your RV, being safe is always preferable to being sorry later on. Failing to winterize can lead to damages, costly repairs, and less time where you want to be: on the road.

Click below to schedule a service appointment at Pharr RVs. We triple-check that your RV is winterized correctly and provide recommendations on improving its performance and condition if it’s not!

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