|Winterize Your Travel Trailer|
We own the tent trailer, or pop-up trailer as it’s known. After a couple of frosts and a bit of snow, it was time to say “Goodbye” for the winter. Here is how we it.
Water lines: If you have them/use them, you’ll need to flush the water out at home and put RV antifreeze in the lines. We have one simple line to a sink, but many of you will also have a bathroom. To cover all of your needs you should also read this step by step guide http://winterize.adventurerv.net/. We always cut the label off the jug and leave it in the sink as a reminder. FYI, we have a cutting board that covers the sink, so I also store my dish soap, etc. in there.
Rodents: They are looking for a place to live this winter. Remove ALL food, go through every nook and cranny. Put a couple of open boxes of moth balls on the floor. We have never had a problem.
Year Around Items: We’ll use our lawn chairs well before spring, and the kids will use their sleeping bags for sleepover and scout events. Pull out everything you may need over the winter.
Valuables: Take anything that is “irreplaceable” out of the trailer.
Propane Tank: Take it off and leave it at home. It’s easily removed and, therefore, easily stolen.
Refrigerator Switches: Ours are located on the outside of the trailer. Flip them all to the OFF position. We have two sets. One behind each panel.
Locks: Place locks on the pop-up hasps and use them. Also lock all of the exterior compartment doors with your keys.
Battery: Remove this as well and keep it at your house. We need it to operate the electric breaks, so it’s removed before we leave the warehouse.
Photos: Take a photo of the condition of your trailer and the location, including the ceiling in case of damage.
Go home and start planning a trip for next spring!