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How to De-winterize Your RV in Meridian, ID

With an average temperature of just 44.4 °F, Idaho is one of America's coldest states, where temperatures can plummet as low as 16 °F in Winter.

These cold temperatures mean it's vital to winterize your RV in Boise if you want to avoid damaging your rig's water lines, but what do you do when it's time to hit the road again in the spring?

There's an easy way and difficult way to de-winterize your RV in Boise, Idaho. Keep reading to find out more about both methods.

The Easy Way to De-Winterize an RV

There are at least six steps involved in de-winterizing your RV, and you could seriously damage something if you mess up even one of these stages. Rather, get a professional to ensure your RV is ready to go when the weather starts to warm up. 

Our expert technicians know all about RVs and how to get them ready for summer fun. Our de-winterizing service includes:

  • Draining and flushing anti-freeze
  • Draining and flushing water tanks
  • A leak inspection
  • Valve connection
  • Re-installing hot water drain plugs
  • Un-bypassing water tanks

You'll find more information on our service page.

How to De-Winterize Your RV in Meridian, ID on Your Own

It's not impossible to go the DIY route for de-winterizing an RV, but it's a time-consuming and complicated process. Here's your RV guide to de-winterizing:

Check Your RVs Safety Devices

Every RV should have at least three safety devices and a fire extinguisher. These include a smoke detector, propane detector, and carbon monoxide detector. Make sure these are still operational and change the batteries if necessary.

Drain the Antifreeze from Your Plumbing

According to the RVIA, antifreeze is key to avoiding explosions in your water tanks. Be sure to drain it thoroughly and dispose of it responsibly. 

Antifreeze won't harm you, but it can damage the environment. Sanitize your RV water system after completing this task. 

Check for Leaks and Rodent Damage.

Check every inch of your RV for any leaks, or holes caused by gnawing creatures. Pay particular attention to your RV roof and plumbing system, including the holding tanks, and black and gray tank valves. 

Inspect your Tires

Check your tire pressures and inflate them if necessary. While you're at it, make sure you still have enough tread on your tires for safe travels.

Check Your RV Batteries

Before you tamper with your batteries, be sure to hit the disconnect switch to turn the power off to your RV. 

If you have flooded lead batteries, check the fluid level in the battery cells and top up if necessary. You can use a voltmeter to test your deep-cycle lead-acid batteries.

Fill Your Fuel and Propane Tanks

It's a good idea to fill up your fuel and propane tanks during the de-winterizing process. This is also a good way to eliminate one of the troubleshooting procedures in the next step.

Test Run Systems and Appliances

Now's a good time to repair or replace any damaged items, so make sure the following items are operational:

  • Generator
  • Water heater
  • Air conditioner or heat pump
  • Furnace
  • Slide-outs
  • Leveling jacks
  • Kitchen appliances 

Following these steps helps you get a fresh start next vacation season and can prevent inconvenient hassles during your trips. 

Make the Most of Summer With Your RV

Now that you know how to de-winterize your RV in Boise, Idaho, which method will you choose? It's easy to see which method is more failsafe and convenient.

Skip the hard work and technicalities. Rather, get in touch when you're ready to de-winterize your RV.  

Let Us Help You De-Winterize Your RV in Meridian, ID. Meridian, Idaho’s Best RV Summarization Service

Call our service department at (208) 407-6606

or send a text to (208) 616-4313