Summer RV travels are so close, you can almost smell the sunscreen. Like us, you’re probably itching to get back to your RV explorations. But your rig may need a little bit of love before you go! To make things easier than ever for you, we’ve rounded up all the most important things you’ll need to do to be ready for epic summer vacations in one summer RV checklist.
Marking off Your Summer RV Checklist
This summer RV checklist includes some maintenance musts, some cleaning tips and of course, a helpful summer packing list. Some of these items you can mark off yourself, but prepping for summer travel is the perfect time to check in with our RV repair and maintenance experts in our service department to make sure you don’t miss a single thing! Read on for the ultimate summer RV checklist.
At the start of every summer RV checklist is maintenance. Before you leave for any big RV trip, you want to make sure your RV is “healthy” enough for the trip. This means checking routine things you may have put off as summer travels were winding down. These include:
- Oil change
It’s not a bad idea to go ahead and run your RV through our 45-point inspection before summer just to be safe! This identifies what works what and what needs a little extra love. We focus on the electrical system, the LP gas system, the aux generator system, plumbing, appliances and the exterior. It’s much better to address any potential problems before hitting the road, rather than getting to an area you don’t know, having an issue and then trying to find a service department on your travels that can help. Avoid that and just take care of it ahead of time!
Air Conditioning Maintenance
Nothing stifles summer fun like getting out on the road and realizing your air conditioner doesn’t work! Hot summer nights with no A/C (in Florida, especially!) can bring a camping trip down quick. Be sure to test it before you embark on your travels. The experts at KA RV Repair can take care of routine maintenance like Freon levels, filters and coils as well as diagnose if there’s a bigger issue at hand. RV air conditioners perform better and operate more efficiently when you have the filters changed and coils cleaned annually. Marking this off of your summer RV checklist is the perfect time to get this taken care of.
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While winterizing your RV in Florida is not as common as it is in other states, we know we get a lot of snow birds in the area! De-winterizing means re-setting all the things you did to make sure your RV made it through winter storage unharmed. If you need help de-winterizing your rig, we can help you out with this item on your summer RV checklist to make sure your system is clear of antifreeze and fully checked for leaks.
If you didn’t use your RV over the winter, it may have collected a little dust. A deep clean is in order before you load it up with all that you need for summer! Wipe down the interior of your fridge, clean the bathroom and plumbing system and wash your bedsheets for cozy sleep while you travel. You could even book a full RV spa package with our service department to make sure your favorite rig is in tip-top shape for summer adventures! These spa packages are full-service exterior and interior cleaning options to keep your RV looking fresh.
Update Your Seasonal Packing List
No summer RV checklist is complete without ticking off a few extra items to pack. Summertime means more time outdoors, more options for activities, more sun, and sometimes more bugs! Be prepared for anything by making sure these things are loaded up before you leave. Mark off the items below or browse this list of RV essentials to figure out what you may be missing.
Why Having a Summer RV Checklist Is So Important
While it may seem like a hassle to take care of all these items before a trip, the truth of the matter is that it’s less inconvenient than encountering a problem that derails your vacation while you’re on it! And if you choose to visit our experts in our service department, we take care of the hassle for you. Marking off your summer RV checklist is just an appointment away with KA RV Repair!