With winter right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for cold temperatures and snow. One of the things you may not have considered is what to do with your RV if it will be parked outdoors during these months. The good news is that there are a few easy steps you can take to prepare your RV for winter so that it stays in great condition through the cold weather season!
This blog post will touch on the most important steps you need to take this winter season, including an overview of recreational insurance coverage and tips for how to keep your RV looking great despite the weather.
Keep It Well Covered
If you are using your RV more regularly around town in colder weather, it may be helpful to have a canopy or tarp that you can set up over your RV. To keep the snow out of the interior of your vehicle, attach these items on all sides so that they are secure and there is no way for snow to come inside.
Keep It Clean
One of the worst things that can happen during winter is for snow and ice to accumulate on your RV. This will make it difficult to see out of the windows and increase the chances of a breakdown or accident. Try to keep your RV clean by brushing off any snow or ice every time you use it and making sure there is no standing water anywhere on the vehicle.
Disconnect and Store All Hoses
When temperatures start to drop below freezing, water left in hoses can turn into ice and cause damage to your RV. Make sure you disconnect all of the hoses from your vehicle before winter sets in so that this does not happen.
Check Your Insurance
If you will not be using your RV during wintertime or if it is only used occasionally around town, then this step does not apply to you! However, if you plan on storing your RV outdoors rather than in a garage this winter season, make sure you contact an independent insurance agent at one of our locations near you today. A specialist will review your personal policy and advise whether any changes need to be made for the RV, such as increased recreational insurance coverage.
The most important thing to remember is that you should always have a Recreational Vehicle policy in place. This type of insurance covers your RV when it’s being used for fun and pleasure, such as on vacation or during a road trip. Make sure your policy has the right coverage for your needs, including protection from damage caused by weather conditions like wind, hail and/or falling objects.
If you need help finding recreational insurance coverage for your RV or other recreational vehicle, reach out to an independent agent today! They can search through a variety of options so that you can choose the one that fits best with your needs. To learn more about protecting your recreational vehicle before winter hits, visit our website.