2. Add some antifreeze to the plumbing.
Turn on the water pump to pressurize the system. Move to the closest faucet and open the hot then cold valves until antifreeze appears. Repeat for all faucets, and then flush the toilet until it appears. Turn off the water pump and open a faucet to release pressure. Pour a little antifreeze down each drain and into the toilet. Flush the toilet so that it gets into the holding tank.
3. Clean the fridge
Take everything out of the fridge and clean it. Leave the doors propped open to ensure it doesn’t go mouldy.
4. Pest control.
We use dryer lint sheets. Spread them around the trailer to stop rodent infestations.
5. Fill or remove the propane tank.
Containers should be topped off before being stored to help better withstand the weather. Shut off the supply and cover the tanks. Removable tanks can be taken off, covered, and stored in an area outside your RV.
6. Battery power.
Fully charge a 12-volt battery prior to storage, and top off the water levels. Disconnect all cables and flip off the RV’s main breaker panel. Unplug all electrical appliances, alarms, and detectors. If you have a generator, look to the manual for detailed instructions.
7. Cover your RV.
If your RV is going to be left outside, exposed to the elements, or even if it’s being stored in an old barn, think about covering it. You can use a tarp to ward off dust and grime and snow, but a more breathable material is more preferred. It will help keep mold and mildew at bay because moisture will be less likely to get trapped beneath the cover.
Doing things properly in the fall will help ensure your RV is in good operating condition and ready for when the season comes around again.