Tips to prepare your RV for winter

As winter quickly approaches here in the Astoria, OR area, now is the time to prepare your RV for the cold months ahead.

Here are some tips from us at Linda Dugan Insurance to get your recreational vehicle ready: 

  • Check tires – Make sure your RV’s tires are properly inflated, and there is no visible damage or wear. If you plan to store your RV outdoors during the winter, consider investing in tire covers to protect them from sun and weather damage. 
  • Clean exterior – Wash and wax the exterior of your RV and inspect it for any signs of damage, such as rust or cracks in the body panels. 
  • Move inside components – Remove non-essential items inside your RV, including perishables like food and drinks, furniture, carpets, etc., so they don’t freeze over the winter months. 
  • Add insulation – To help keep warm air in and cold air out, add insulation to windows, walls, floors, and other areas that may need it. You can use pre-cut foam boards or reflective thermal insulation materials for an easy installation process. 
  • Drain tanks – To avoid frozen pipes in colder climates, drain all tanks on your RV before storing them for winter storage; this includes water heater tanks and gray and black water tanks. 
  • Invest in a generator – If you don’t have one already, investing in a generator will help keep your RV warm during those cold winter months when temperatures drop below freezing levels. 

By following these simple tips, you can rest assured that your RV will be ready for winter travel! For more tips, call us at Linda Dugan Insurance today. We are proud to serve the Astoria, OR area.