Making sure that you are checking all the important items will keep your RV in good shape.
1.Check for water leaks
Before hitting the road, it is always a good idea to get to the roof to check for possible leaks. This can be done while washing off the roof the dirt from the previous season.
2.Flush your water system
It is always a good idea to sanitize the fresh water lines before traveling. By cleaning your water system you eliminate any contaminants that may have an impact on your health. First, you need to completely drain the tank, then fill it with sanitizing solution, turn the pump and all the faucets on both hot and cold taps turned, and let the solution sit for 24 hours. After this, you can drain the tank again and fill it up with clean water.
3.Fully charge your batteries
Most conventional batteries will lose power while being stored during the winter. For this reason, you need to fully charge your batteries and make sure they are working properly, as many of the devices in your RV require power, and you don’t want to travel without being able to use them. After charging your batteries, it is also a good time to do some maintenance, and it’s during this process that you realize that it might be a good idea to upgrade your battery system to lithium. Lithium batteries do not need any maintenance, they last longer than lead-acid or gel batteries and the best feature is that they charge faster. With Super B batteries you will get rid of that “battery stress” while traveling as they allow you to have more freedom, have a built-in battery management system, and a programable state of charge (SoC).
Already own a Super B battery?
If you already own a Super B battery, it's important to check the state of charge before using it again. If the battery's state of charge is below 80%, ensure that you fully charge it before use. For Epsilon 12V100Ah/150Ah battery owners using the 'Be in Charge' app, please make sure that the latest software version (minimum v1.2.2.) is installed and that the battery shutdown level is set to 10% or 20% (default is 10%). These measures are highly recommended to maintain the battery's health and longevity.
4.Check all your appliances
Check that all your appliances (microwave, stove, fridge, etc) are working properly. This is also the perfect time to check if your smoke detector works good, if you need to restock your first aid kit, and to double-check that the fire extinguisher is in a space that is easily accessible.
With these tips, you should be ready to start your new adventure, and do not forget to also check your tires and their pressure! We wish you a fun and safe trip.
If you want to know more about our batteries for RVs, you can visit our RV page and read more about the benefits of getting Super B lithium batteries.