April 18, 2018

How to Prepare your Alberta Camper for the Upcoming Warm Weather

For most people, Spring means getting out your running shoes, lawnmowers, and pool gear. For those of us who own RVs or motorhomes (or even if you’ve been looking at motorhomes for sale lately), this also means getting ready for all the adventures you and your loved ones have been planning all winter. Before you get ahead of yourself, however, we all need to be sure our RVs are ready for the journey. We at Happy Trails RV Inc. know the excitement of setting out on the first trip of the season. That’s why we’re here to help you hit the road with the knowledge that your motorhome will be in perfect working order. Here are just a few ways you can prepare for the RV season.

Inspect your RV thoroughly

The first thing you need to do is inspect your RV thoroughly. If you haven’t used it all winter, you never know what may have changed since the last time you took it out. Of course, the only way to be absolutely sure that your RV is in top shape is to bring it in to us at Happy Trails RV for a complete inspection. It’s a good idea, however, to give the most important areas a quick clean and inspection yourself. Important elements to check include:

  • Tires. The changing temperatures of winter and spring can affect the air pressure in your tires. One of the first things you should do is check your tire pressure and the wear of the treads to see if you might need to inflate them or even change them for the new season.
  • Exterior and roof. After a winter in the garage or under a tarp, the exterior of your RV will probably need a good cleaning and inspection for any cracks that may have occurred.
  • Appliances. Your RV is like a home on wheels. Just as you’d make sure all your home appliances are in good working order, you should give all the appliances in your mobile home a test.
  • LP propane system. If you have some experience with propane systems, you can check to make sure there aren’t any leaks. Propane, however, is very dangerous. If you don’t have any experience with these kinds of systems, be sure to let an expert handle this part of the inspection.
  • Water and waste systems. The last thing you want on your first trip of the season is to be without clean water or a functioning waste disposal system. Make sure you thoroughly clean and test these before heading out on the open road.
  • Safety equipment. RVs and motorhomes should be equipped with smoke, carbon monoxide and propane detectors. Be sure you check these and replace any batteries that may be low. Safety is the most important thing!

The only way you can be absolutely sure that your RV is road-ready is to bring it in to our experts at Happy Trails RV Inc. for a complete inspection. We understand that you want to get out on the road as soon as possible. Contact us today to find out how we can help you inspect your RV and equip it with all the latest accessories that will make your trip one to remember!