The peak season is coming and it’s time to get your RV ready to go! Coming out of winter, yourRV probably hasn’t had a lot of use, and will have been sitting untouched for some time, so it’ll need a bit of love to get it ready to go out on adventures! We’ve put together a few easy tips to help get your RV rental ready!
Change your batteries when you change your clocks
When you’re in your RV changing your clocks for daylight savings, switch out the batteries in your smoke detectors! It’s recommended that your switch the batteries in these every six months to make sure they’re always working and keeping you and your guests safe.
Replace light bulbs
While you’ve got the stepladders and supplies out to reach smoke detectors and clocks, go ahead and check on all of your lightbulbs and fixtures, and replace as needed. Consider switching to energy saving lightbulbs too! Don’t forget external vehicle lights, such as headlights.
Give it a quick clean and take photos
If yourRV has been sitting unused over winter, then it’s probably accumulated some dust and dirt. Give all the inside surfaces a dusting, and clean the windows, as condensation inside the vehicle may have resulted in a bit of mold. Give the outside a quick wash to make it sparkle! This is a great opportunity to take some new photos of your vehicle and update your Mighway listing!
Check the safety supplies
With summer coming up, people will be outside more often, and more likely to get cuts, grazes and stings. Check your RV’s first aid kit, and replace any missing or expired supplies. Give your fire extinguisher a check to make sure it hasn’t expired or discharged.
Check your tyres
Tyres can lose 2-3 psi per month while they’re sitting in storage over winter, which could leave them too low on air pressure to be safe. Check the pressure on all tyres, including the spare, and fill them according to manufacturer recommendations to keep your vehicle safe, and extend the life of your tyres.
Take it for a test drive
Once you’ve gone over your all the internals of your vehicle, take it for a test drive to ensure that everything is working correctly. If it has not been serviced recently, this is a great time to take it in for a service, to make sure it’s rental ready and won’t have any problems on the road. Consider driving somewhere scenic to get some pictures of your vehicle with a nice backdrop!
Check the plumbing
Check all your plumbing for leaks, and flush it with fresh water to ensure there’s no old water left sitting in freshwater tanks. Consider sanitising the system too.
Check propane appliances
For any propane appliances, open the gas supply and check they’re operating normally – make sure the water heater is full of water before testing. If any appliances are not operating normally, have them check by an authorised facility. Leak and pressure tests should occur annually.
Check electrical appliances and generator
Check appliances such as a microwave or television, as well as their plugs and power sockets, for damage and normal operation. Open up the fridge to air out if it’s been left closed, and give the inside a quick wipe down. Turn the generator on, leave it running at half-load for two hours, and check that it’s operating normally according the manual.
Check the engine
Check all engine fluid levels, including transmission, power steering, coolant, engine oil, windshield washer and brake fluid, consulting your manual for proper levels, and have leaks repaired. Start the engine and check for proper readings on all gauges. Check the operation of all lights. Make sure the registration is up to date.
If your RV hasn’t been used in a while, it’s important that you run through some safety checks before it goes back out on the road, as well as giving it a quick clean! Use these tips as a guide for getting your RV ready for it’s next adventure!