Camping season has started. If you haven’t brought out your RV it’s time to do some spring cleaning! If that doesn’t sound fun, remember that it’s more fun than heading out to the campground and finding out that your rig has some issues that need to be addressed. Just keep in mind all the great memories you’ll have once you get out on the open road.
Getting organized is one of the best parts about spring cleaning. It’s a great time to recheck any of your lists to see if things have changed. Also jump on places like Pinterest to see if you can come up with some new ideas of how to transform your RV to feel more like home. Do you have things you didn’t really use last year in the RV? If so, get rid of them.
If you have kids, spring cleaning the RV is a great way to divide up the tasks. Make sure the adults are responsible for the mechanics and making sure all the appliances are working. You may even want to have a professional handle the routine mechanics and inner workings of the RV. But the kids are great for cleaning the outside. It makes them gain a new appreciation for what goes into the RV Life. It’s a family activity, and so is the cleaning.
So here is our Spring Cleaning Checklist:
- Clean the outside
- Open all windows, doors and vents to air it out
- Look for insects, webs and nests
- Look for deterioration and other signs of damage to the exterior and interior
- Change oil and spark plugs
- Charge the battery and make sure it holds a charge
- Have the fuel injection system serviced
- Flush the water system
- Make sure all appliances and the generator work properly
- Rotate or replace tires
- Reinstall fuses that may have been blown
- Ensure that insurance coverage is valid and up-to-date
Did we miss anything, what would you add to the list?