I think we all have spring fever here as it is Spring break. I will say that nothing about this Spring break feels like Spring. We were blessed with a few inches of snow here in Michigan. Nevertheless, we are going to venture out and enjoy some time together as a family.
One of my favorite things to do is pack and prepare. It sounds odd but we really do like to get ready for an adventure. There is a lot to do before we head out, though. This particular “de-winterizing” proved to be no different as we found some roof seal failures to immediately fixed. Fixing a leak is important to protect your investment, preventing leaks is the MOST vital. We do love a product called “Dicor” that we use twice a year to protect leaks. Basically, you inspect the roof and add “Dicor” where you find any cracks. It’s self-leveling and can be used only when dry but at a variety of temperatures.
Damp rid is another product we love because it keep humidity down in the RV. We hang some in our closets and put the tubs around living spaces.
We also have a variety of checklists we use included to be sure our RV is in working order and ready to travel. Other things pop up as we go but below is a good start.
- Check tire pressure
- Install batteries
- Dicor roof
- Is the heat operational
- Plug in fridge to be sure it is working well
- Check necessary supplies
- Check all compartments for leaks or evidence of mice
- Start generator
- Make beds
- Change engine oil
- Check antennas
- Toss out Damp Rid containers
Then it’s time to pack up and hit the road! Many things I store inside for the winter such as liquids, glow sticks, medicine, food, etc. I also store sheets and blankets inside. Other than that we keep everything in our motorhome and make sure we set mouse traps. We also use Bounce sheets in cabinets to deter mice in the winter.
Is anyone else ready for camping season?