Winterizing Your RV At Hanner Chevrolet | Abilene, TX
Winterizing your vehicle is crucial to surviving the coldest time of the year in the US without any damage to your car, truck, or SUV. Luckily, in Baird, Texas, we only see a couple hard freezes each year and don’t have to worry about things like winter tires and antifreeze like our friends to the north. However, even those minor freezes can do damage to RVs. That makes it important that you properly winterize your RV before temperatures start dropping. Doing this and other maintenance tips will save you money in the long run. Here is what we at Hanner RV can help you with:
Draining & Flushing The Water
You don’t want to leave water in your RV if it will be exposed to freezing temperatures. Even if you don’t intend to travel with your RV this winter, you never know how unexpectedly cold it might get overnight in Texas, so it is better to be safe and have this done. To prevent water from freezing in any of your lines, we will drain all water, including from the water tank, water heater, faucets, toilet, and more.
Adding In Antifreeze
We will not use automobile antifreeze, however. RVs have their own non-toxic antifreeze so that we can run it through your RV’s water system and make sure it comes out all of the faucets.
Warding Off Animals
Animals will be seeking warm shelter during the freezes, so you must secure against animal infestations during the winters. There’s not much we can do on our end for you, but we recommend a few things you can do, like bringing all leftover food inside your house, spraying for bugs, turning off the propane (which can sometimes attract insects), and turn off the icemaker.
Have questions about winterizing your RV? Reach out to Hanner RV Superstore near Abilene, TX for more information.