Spring RV Checklist: Preparing Your RV for the Summer Season Updated April 18, 2023 15:58 Spring is here, and it's time to get your RV ready for the upcoming summer season! At RVezy, we want to ensure your RV is safe and fully functional. Our trust and safety specialists have compiled a checklist of general maintenance items for you to inspect. Remember to consult your owner's manual for maintenance tasks specific to your RV model. Alarms, lights, and indicators: Test carbon monoxide, propane, and smoke alarms Inspect the RV running lights, turn signals, and brake lights Test any pilot lights or direct spark ignition features Connect your tow vehicle (if applicable) and test all connections Tires and tire pressure: Examine the tires for excessive or uneven tread wear Check the tire pressure according to manufacturer specifications Ensure wheel lug nuts are tight and have the correct torque Fire extinguisher: Check the lifespan of the fire extinguisher (usually 5 to 15 years) Ensure the location of the fire extinguisher is well marked Verify that your fire extinguisher has not expired Examine the fire extinguisher for any signs of physical damage Confirm the pressure gauge indicator is in the operable position Hitch, sway bars, and safety chains (trailers only): Inspect for corrosion or wear around pin holes and openings Clean and lubricate the hitch’s friction surfaces Check that safety chains are properly attached and secure Propane: Inspect tanks and hoses for leaks or damage Ensure fittings are tightly sealed and have no loose connections Verify that your tanks are securely fastened in place Batteries, battery water, and cables: Replace any batteries removed during winter storage Check battery water levels to ensure cell plates are covered Inspect battery cables and connections Performing these maintenance checks will help ensure your RV is safe and ready for the summer season. Be sure to consult your RV's owner's manual for additional, model-specific maintenance tasks. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to RVezy's customer support team for assistance. Happy hosting!