You’ve had to hunker down for the winter. Granted, for the most part this winter wasn’t as bad as most, but you’re a free bird and you’ve been caged too long. You’re ready to head on over to Basswood Resort Campground and Country Inn and revel in the springtime bliss. Walking outside without the air assaulting your face is something you’ve come to appreciate. Well, before you make your way there, you’ve got to prep for the big trip (even if it’s a short one, the first of the spring is always big, right?)
Once the day you’ve decided to get started prepping for the spring you’ll want to wash your vehicle. This step is simple, but it really helps to get away all the dirt and grime that may have built up over the winter. With your RV clean, you can more easily check your vehicle for any issues.
You need to check the outside of your RV first. Look to see if there is any missing or cracked sealant on the roof and sidewall. You can do this yourself or have a professional do the checks, but checking it is a necessary step. I know it seems counter-intuitive to wash a vehicle then check to see if there are places that water might get into, but without washing it who’s to say what’s grime and what’s damage?
Check your tire pressure to ensure that you’ve not lost air over the season. How’s your tread depth? Check out your battery. Cold winters do horrendous things to batteries and you want to make sure yours is ready to go. If you didn’t check your filters and fluids before the winter began, now is the time to do it.
Air and Water
Air the RV out. Just like your house acquires smells after being closed up for months, so too does your RV. Now is the time to de-winterize your water system. Drain the water tank, rinse it, refill it. Then run the water pump to flush out any remaining RV antifreeze. While you’re doing that check for leaks. Take off that heater bypass so you can prep hot water. With that you’ve covered the basics!
About Basswood Resort Campground and Country Inn
“Provides perhaps the most beautiful wooded lakefront setting in the Kansas City area.” This is the praise sung by Peak magazine about Basswood Resort Campground and Country Inn. They offer numerous amenities, including Wi-Fi, pizza parlor, and walking trails on a 73-acre estate, located just 20 miles north of Kansas City.