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Gearing Up Your Travel Trailer for Spring: A Comprehensive Checklist

As the snow melts away and the promise of warmer days beckons, it’s time to dust off your travel trailer and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead. While bringing your travel trailer in for professional servicing is always recommended, here are a few things you can do first, to ensure you’re ready to hit the road with confidence.

1. Check Your Propane Cylinders

Travel trailer propane tank sitting on a wood table in a park

Ensure your propane cylinders are filled and in good condition. Remember, safety is paramount, so have them checked by professionals to ensure everything is in proper working order.

2. Inspect for Water Infiltration

Open all doors and compartments to check for any signs of water infiltration. Addressing these issues early can prevent more significant problems down the road.

3. Replace Dry Cell and Regular Batteries

If you removed any dry cell batteries for winter storage, now is the time to replace them. Don’t forget to check the batteries in your CO and smoke detectors as well. Test them both to ensure they are properly functioning. Fresh batteries will ensure your RV’s systems and safety devices operate smoothly when you’re on the road.

4. Open the Awning

Man opening travel trailer awning to air out.

Open the awning to let it dry and ensure it’s functioning properly and free of any damage.

5. Inspect Seam, Windows, and Vents

Inspect all seams, windows, and vents for signs of water infiltration and reseal if necessary. Proper sealing helps prevent leaks and ensures your travel trailer stays dry and comfortable.

6. Lubricate Hinges and Locks

Keep hinges and locks in good condition by lubricating them with spray silicone lubricant. Smooth-operating hinges and locks make for a more enjoyable experience.

7. Test Travel Trailer Systems

A man inspects the electrical on a travel trailer

Don’t forget to check, inspect, and test run your propane system, furnace, refrigerator, air conditioner, electrical system, and wastewater system. Each of these systems plays a vital role in ensuring your comfort and convenience on the road.

Professional Servicing: Your Key to a Smooth Journey

While performing these checks is essential, nothing beats the expertise of a professional RV service technician. By bringing your RV in for servicing, you can rest assured that every aspect of your vehicle has been thoroughly inspected and maintained. From ensuring proper operation of systems to addressing potential issues before they escalate, professional servicing offers peace of mind and sets the stage for a smooth and worry-free journey.

So, as you gear up for springtime adventures, remember the importance of professional servicing. With a well-maintained travel trailer and the expertise of our dedicated team, you’re ready to hit the road with confidence and embark on unforgettable experiences in Sault Ste. Marie and beyond. Happy travels!

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