The decision of whether or not to winterize your RV is always a balancing act between risk and time spent.
If you live in the northern half of North America, the decision is simple – you must winterize.
If you live in the south, in places like Tyler, Texas, deciding whether to take the time and trouble to winterize is a gamble with the weatherman. Woodland Creek RV Park has some suggestions for you:
Before you winterize and store your RV, clean it like you’re going to sell it.
What could happen if you don’t go through the tedious winterizing process and your RV does freeze? The critical parts of your RV are the water system and the electrical system, including your batteries and your generator, if you have one. What could go wrong?
If you live anywhere north of the Florida Keys, you know that water in the pipes of a poorly insulated and unheated building will freeze if the temperature goes below freezing for several hours. Water swells as it freezes, and the ice will crack your pipe and tanks.
Water can ruin your RV. Also, RV plumbing is not easy to repair, so be aware of temperatures and approaching weather even if you’re using your RV. If you’re putting it into storage (unless it’s climate-controlled) over the colder months, you must take care of your plumbing. Don’t think that just draining your tanks and pipes and leaving your RV plugged in is enough. Here’s a quick rundown of how to winterize your water system.
You’ll need to consult the owner’s manual to learn precisely how to do some of the steps.
Of course, there is a much easier way to winterize your RV: you could eliminate these steps and move to a climate without cold weather!
Tyler, Texas is the perfect place to live or travel. Not only are the lakes breathtakingly gorgeous, but the winters are much more forgiving than those up north that make you wonder why you got out of bed in the morning.
Either way, RVing is fun. If you haven’t had pancakes and coffee over an open flame in the morning, then you haven’t lived, and Woodland Creek RV Park can prove it.
Give Woodland Creek RV Park a call today, to find out what treasures await you in the great state of Texas. You’ll be glad you did.