When the weather gets warm, thousands head to the state and national parks to do some camping. Before you make reservations, however, you need to get your RV prepared for the trip. Here are some tips to do that.
Make Essential Repairs
Especially if your RV is undergoing a trailer restoration, you need to inspect the vehicle for any cracks or missing boards on the floor. Look over the mattresses and cushions in the chairs for holes or to see if they need to be replaced. Study the cupboards or any other storage spaces for insect or vermin infestation. If your camper is still under warranty, get it in for repairs. If it is used, you either will need to call a repairman or do the work yourself.
Inspect Appliances and Other Mechanical Features
Turn on each appliance to make sure it is operational. You will need to do this with the generator also if you have one.m. If any of them fail to switch on correctly, have a service technician come out to repair them. This is especially important if it is fueled by any sort of gas. Also, take a look at your bathroom if you have one to ensure that the waste or runoff water is going to the appropriate tank and that the clean water for the sink and shower is working.
Stock Up For the Trip
Once your camper is ready, head to the store to get what you need to make the trip fun. Buy food that you can snack on or cook over a fire. You will also want to purchase basic household essentials such as dish soap, hand soap, toilet paper, and paper towels. Pack board games and puzzles in case it rains. Sunscreen and bug spray are also important so that your adventure is safe.