Trusted Regina Insurance experts at Campbell and Haliburton Insurance Inc have been in the community for over 50 years. They know it is customer service and knowledge that counts when you are in need of an insurance company in Regina. Campbell & Haliburton Insurance are dedicated insurance brokers in Regina, and they can assist you with finding the plan that works best for you. In their latest Trusted Regina Insurance Tip, they share a tip about how to winterize your RV.
Camping season is over for another year. Before you put your trailer or motorhome in storage, make sure you take the time to protect it for the winter. While it seems like a lot of work, the extra effort you put in now will protect your vehicle from deterioration. With a little bit of elbow grease, your RV will last for many camping seasons to come. In our latest Campbell & Halliburton Regina auto insurance tip, we share SGI’s RV Winterizing Tips.
Step 1: Drain the water from your pipes
Step 2: Check your seals
Leaky roofs can cause major problems to the inside of your RV. The best way to avoid problems is to inspect your seals and ensure that there are no leaks. This includes examining your roof, slide-outs and windows to look for any holes or leaks
Step 3: Remove your RV batteries
If you plan on putting your RV in storage, take out your batteries and put them in a cool, dry place or on a charger.
Step 4: Protect your RV’s exterior
Step 5: Protect your awning
Step 6: Unhook your propane tanks
Step 7: Lubricate all locks and hinges
Step 8: Clean the interior
Step 9: Tarp, cover and moisture prevention
Step 10: Contact your broker at Campbell & Halliburton
Then, pump RV antifreeze into all of your tanks, lines and drains. Due to Saskatchewan’s subzero temperatures, it’s important to use RV antifreeze. Make sure it’s rated to -50 degrees C.
Clean the outside of your RV and inspect it for any cracks. Use an RV sealant to fix the crack(s) and let it dry completely. Then, apply wax to protect your vehicle.
Stop mould from growing on your awning by cleaning it thoroughly and allowing it to dry completely.
Store them in a well-ventilated area in order to prevent rust or damage.
Letting your RV sit untouched for months can cause the locks and hinges to get sticky or stop working completely. Save yourself a hassle the next camping season and lubricate all of your locks and hinges right now.
A clean and sanitized interior can make a world of difference when it comes to avoiding unwanted smells and rodents from entering your RV.
Most tarps are made of non-breathable materials, and this can cause moisture to get trapped underneath – leading to rust. We recommend choosing a breathable fabric cover to prevent water and condensation.
You’re almost done! Now’s the time to let your insurance broker know that you’re putting your trailer in storage. Your SGI CANADA Auto Pak may cover damage caused to your RV while in storage – as long as you meet the conditions of your policy. We can help you work through the conditions.
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