Blog Archives

RV Storage Prep List

This is a list of things to do before you tuck your RV away for its long winter nap.

  • Clean exterior side walls
  • Clean roof
  • Clean awning
  • Retract awning
  • Check roof seams
  • Stow cords & hoses
  • Check battery levels
  • Remove/ store batteries
  • Check tire pressure
  • Cover tires
  • Cover refrigerator, stove, furnace and water heater vents
  • Plug any opening on the under-side that critter can invade
  • Retract stabilizer jacks
  • Shut-off propane valves
  • Cover gas regulator
  • Drain water tanks
  • Disconnect AC power
  • Check engine fluid levels
  • Lubricate locks, hinges and sliding parts
  • Winterize water lines
  • Close vents & windows
  • Shut-off furnace/ AC
  • Retract slides
  • Clean refrigerator
  • Prop refrigerator door open slightly
  • Turn off water heater
  • Turn off water pump
  • Close blinds
  • Remove detector batteries
  • Remove all perishables
  • Leave cabinet doors and drawers open
  • Clean air conditioner filters
  • Turn chair cushions on edge
  • Place Snuggles dryer sheets throughout RV

These items are not listed in any specific order.… Continued

Posted in RV Articles Tagged with: ,

Power Plug Meltdown


Proper usage of electrical connections can save you from a major meltdown. When you go to plug-in or remove the Power Plug on the end of your cord from the RV from the hookup post it is always a good idea to shut the breaker on the post off first.… Continued

Posted in Gear Reviews, RV Articles Tagged with: , , , ,

Keyless RV Entry Lock

We had a choice of many new options when we went to purchase our new RV. One of them was the Keyless Entry Lock option for the main door. At first it doesn’t seem like much of a necessity. In fact we didn’t think it was worth the $179 extra charge.… Continued

Posted in RV Articles Tagged with: ,

Damaged Window Replacement

We just got our Jayco back from another trip to the dealership. The rear windows had finally come in. They were also kind enough to replace our damaged slide awning and make an adjustment to our bed slide mechanism for us.… Continued

Posted in Adventures Tagged with: , , ,

Reinstalled Fifth Wheel Hitch

Thanks to my son Jason for finding me someone to mount the trailer hitch in our new truck. Due to time and money limitations (of which I had little of either) I was in a tough position. Jason has told me in the past about Parshallburg’s in Chesaning, Michigan and I can see why he recommended them so highly.… Continued

Posted in Adventures Tagged with: , ,