RV Tech Tips Newsletter: Issue 17 | RV Travel

By Chris Dougherty
Editor of RV Maintenance Tips 
and Certified RV Technician

All good things must come to an end

As you read this, the camping season of 2014 has ended for the majority of folks in North America, except, of course, for our snowbird friends who get to go south for the winter to destinations in Arizona, Florida, and the like.

As we settle into the cold half of the year, and our RVs into their hibernation, some things come to mind.

First, have we done everything we need to do to secure our coaches for the winter? Winterizing the plumbing system is what most people think about, but what about the rest of it?

• Have you removed all the freezables from inside the coach?
• Is the inside clean and free of any food debris? Think mice.
• Have you removed or sealed any materials that can be made into nests? Think mice.
• Is the roof and its seals in good condition? Think melting snow in the spring.
• Have you covered your RV? This really helps to protect the RV and extend its life.

This is also a good time to make a list of things that will need to be done in the spring, like small repairs, accessory add-ons etc. Speaking of accessory add-ons, just because the snow is flying doesn’t mean you can’t have some RV fun. Santa delivers RV stuff, too!

Second, the winter brings a new RV show season. Seminars are a great way to learn about the RV lifestyle and all the great new RV products out there, and have a little reminder of another great camping season to come. Be sure to take in some technical seminars while you’re there.

Third, you can use your RV to some extent during the winter, and more and more RVs are being built with four-season capability in mind. If you want to extend your camping season and get more out of your RV investment, consider using it during the winter once in a while.

On a final note, this will be my final RV Tech Tips newsletter. I am moving on to other RV media projects, and a position with a large RV dealer here in Western Massachusetts. I can’t tell you what an honor it has been to have your attention during these newsletters, the RVMaintenanceTips.com blog, and the videos we have done on the RVTravel Channel.

I’ll still be out there doing shows and articles in some of the industry’s fine publications, as well as other media projects through RV Medics RV Media, Education and Consulting services.

May you have the happiest of holidays and a wonderful and prosperous new year filled with great RVing experiences!


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on November 16, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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