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How to Make Your Motorhome Spring Ready

Spring has set in and soon we’ll experience summer and the time is just right to make sure your camper or motorhome is prepared to take on the spring, as well as, the upcoming summer. Your camping equipment has been sitting there for the entire winter and now it’s time to give it the essential prep to make it spring and summer-ready.

1. Wheel Bearings & Tyre Checks

Pack your wheel bearings to make sure safe and smooth towing all summer long. Besides, check the air pressure in the tyres and ensure it’s at the recommended level, as indicated on the sidewall.

2. Check Exterior Seams & Seals

Check the sealant that’s used on the camper’s roof – inspect for any cracks or emptiness in the contact in the sealant connecting to the roof.

  • Reseal any bad areas with the new sealant after removing the old sealant.
  • Glance at your camper’s four corners and check the seams from the sidewalls to the end walls. Ensure there is sufficient sealant and reseal as required.
  • Next, glance at the windows and check for any space around the tops and sides of your windows (Note: Normally, the window’s bottom won’t be sealed and this facilitates moisture from condensation to drain away).
  • It is recommended to seal the roof seams with a self-levelling sealant such as Dicor.
  • Concerning windows and sidewall trim, it’s recommended to eliminate the window or trim and then apply fresh putty, and then reinstall them.

3. Charge the Battery

Check the water level in the battery and check the exterior. You need to charge the battery fully. When you connect the battery, bear in mind to connect the positive lead first to refrain from the possibility of getting a shock.

4. Flush the Water Lines and then Check for any Leaks

Fill the fresh water into the tank and use the water pump to eject clean water through the lines clearing away whatever has been accumulated there. Ensure you replace the water heater by-pass back to its usual summer use position. Once all the dust and dirt is out of the water lines, test for any leaks. Pressurizing the water system with the pump is the simplest way to test for any leaks. Now, turn OFF the pump and wait for half-an-hour, and then turn ON the pump again – it shouldn’t make any noise! However, upon turning ON the pump, if the pump runs, then there is a leak somewhere.

5. Clean up, Check & Light up all LP Appliances

As Ethyl Mercaptan, the odorant added to LP attracts insects and spiders; we suggest cleaning all combustion chambers cautiously to clean out any debris, dirt, nests or webs that may have formed since your last use. You should not damage any burner, opening or altering the shape or size of the opening will alter how the LP is released and may result in a risky condition. Once you have cleaned them, light up and operate all appliances. A clean, blue flame ought to be present with a humming sound. A yellow flame specifies a generous amount of air in the LP to air mixture. Lastly, if there is an appliance that’s not operating as intended, then you need to get them serviced.

6. Get your LP Gas System Inspected for Leaks

If any fitting was harmed or became loose over the winter days, we suggest a manometer test at the start of every spring. Besides, ensure your regulator is functioning at eleven inches water column of pressure.

That’s it! Once you have completed these simple things, you’re ready for another exciting camping season.

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