It’s the Time of the Season for… De-Winterizing Your RV!
It has been a long winter, full of unseasonably cold temperatures and extreme weather, but spring is here, and that means it’s time to gear up for camping season!
You’ve got a few weeks to get your RV ready to go for Easter long weekend. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Start with an inspection of the outside to see if there are any cracks in the seams or sealant
- Clean the RV – inside and out
- Check for rodents and insects, and clean up any mess they made
- Open your windows and air vents to air out the unit
- Dry out your awning
- Inspect and re-inflate your tires; if there is visible wear or cracks, it may be time to replace them
- Check your batteries and recharge as needed
- Drain and flush your water system – this is particularly important if you used a non-toxic antifreeze to winterize your RV
- Check your plumbing system and patch any leaks
- Refill and reinstall your propane tanks
- Test your appliances, as well as heating and cooling systems
- Check the engine and generator (if your RV has them)
- Replace your air and water filters
- Restock your First Aid kit and replace anything in it that has expired
- Ensure your fire extinguisher is in working condition
- Put back all the stuff you took out after your last trip last year – linens, dishes, cleaning supplies
- Stock up on graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows
And then get your insurance!
The RV insurance you get will depend on a couple things:
- The type of RV – motor home insurance is different than trailer and camper insurance
- The age of the unit – newer models often qualify for special coverages that older units don’t
- How you use it – is it taken to one site and left there all summer?
- Where you use it – will it be leaving the country?
Motorhomes and trailers must be registered with ICBC and carry the same basic liability insurance as all other vehicles on the road. Coverage for damage to the RV itself – caused by collision, falling trees, weather, fire, and many other things – can be purchased separately.
Depending on the age, size, and type of RV, the insurance premium can be anywhere from $300 – $1,000 per year. To get a quote for your RV, call us at 1-800-595-5212, or click here.