Here's a handy checklist to help you prepare your RV for all your upcoming adventures.

  • Open all doors and compartments and check for rodent intrusion and water damage.
  • Replace any dry cell batteries you may have removed for winter storage.
  • Test the operation of the carbon monoxide detector, the LP gas leak detector and the smoke detector.
  • Check the fire extinguisher and make sure it is fully charged.
  • Open the awning to let it dry.
  • Raise the radio / TV antenna.
  • Inspect all seams, windows and vents for water damage and reseal if necessary.
  • Lubricate all hinges and locks with spray lubricant.
  • Test the operation of the hydraulic jacks if applicable. Also check the hydraulic fluid level.
  • Place mothballs near (not in) the gas burner assembly of the refrigerator (to prevent spiders from nesting and causing gas flow blockages at the burner).
  • Place sheets of Bounce or Fleecy (or similar product) under each mattress and cushion. This will keep field mice away as they don't like the smell.
  • Inspect the tires for signs of dry rot. Inflate all tires to the recommended tire pressure.

Don't forget to check, inspect and test run your:

  • Propane
  • Furnace
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioner
  • Electrical system
  • Waste Water system