Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to get your rig out of storage and get it ready for your next big family adventure. But instead of just taking off to your destination from the storage facility, you’ll want to make sure that your motor home is ready for the road ahead. If it isn’t, you may end up spending your vacation on the side of a road while waiting for a tow truck to come pick you up.
To make sure that you can make the most of your next family vacation, here are some tips for prepping your motor home for the summer.
Check The Exterior
The first place that we are going to look to make sure that your motor home is ready for the summer is on the outside. The exterior should be in good shape assuming you stored the unit in a safe location all winter; and any damage to the outside may be an immediate red flag for concerns.
While looking to ensure that there is no structural damage, also make sure that there are no leaks or cracks in any doors, windows, or other points of entrance. Assuming all is good here, now it’s time to pop the hood and ensure that all of our fluids are ready for the summer as well.
Look Under The Hood
As we look under the hood, there are a few considerations that we need to make for our rigs. First, we want to ensure that the batteries are ready to go. If your rig hasn’t been started all winter, you may even need to jumpstart the battery. Hopefully you prepared better and kept your battery stored properly all winter, which will let us move onto the other fluid levels. This includes the transmission, oil, washer fluid, and other liquids that are critical parts of the motor home system. Once you’ve topped all of your fluids off, we can move on to getting rid of any excess items you may have in your rig.
Switch Out Appliances & Seasonal Items
Those extra blankets came in very handy during the winter, but they may not be what you need in your motor home during the summer. Therefore, be sure to get rid of anything you don’t think you’ll need once you hit the road. This will help you limit excess weight, which will improve gas efficiency. Every mile counts while on the road and switching out seasonal items will ensure you are getting the most for your rig.
Fill Up For Summer
The last things to do before hitting the open road includes filling up any water levels that you may need while traveling. This includes portable water that is used for your sink, toilet, or shower. Along with the water levels, go ahead and fill up your gas tank while you’re at it. Once you’re done here, then you can get the open road for your next big adventure.
Do you have questions about purchasing a new or pre-owned motor home or just about the luxury motor home lifestyle in general? If so, please contact us so we can answer all of your questions and concerns!