Have You Winterized Your RV?

zingerAs we begin to approach the deep hibernation of winter there’s one thing you’ve likely been putting off: winterizing your RV. It’s not an easy task and can be quite depressing as the need for winterization marks the end of another camping season. Instead of taking on this chore, which truly requires the skills of an experienced RV service technician, contact us. Our RV service team at Collier RV has the knowledge necessary to appropriately winterize your RV and protect it from that rough winter weather.

During the winterization process we drain all fluids from your RV’s plumbing system to prevent pipes and tubing from cracking. When fluid is left in your plumbing system the freezing and thawing it experiences throughout winter causes it to expand and shrink, and ultimately cracks the tubes, something that is costly to repair. After we drain all tubes and holding tanks we clean your holding tanks to ensure any bacteria that could make you sick is killed.

We then flush pink, non-toxic anti freeze rated at a minimum of -50 degree fahrenheit through the system, down the drains, and in the toilet to make sure any trace of water is prevented from freezing. After we’re finished with your RV there are a few things you can do to make sure it is ready for the winter.

Clean The Outside | Make sure you clean the outside of your RV by gently washing and waxing it. This will remove any tar, bugs, and grime stuck to your paint that could eat at it while it’s in storage and cause damage throughout the course of the winter.

Clean The Inside | Remove all blankets, clothing, and food from inside your RV. This prevents any pests seeking warmth from entering the RV, making a home in your blankets, and enjoying your snacks for sustenance over the winter!

Check All Seals | Ensuring your seals and roof are intact is an important part of making sure you’re not allowing moisture or the aforementioned pests to enter your RV. By preventing moisture from entering your RV you’re also eliminating the potential for mold and mildew to build up.

Let’s face it: winterization is not fun. But instead of taking the chore on yourself and being forced to navigate in the dark, contact us. We’ll take care of you and make sure that come next year’s camping season you’ll be ready to hit the road in no time.


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