Although winter isn’t prime camping season, it is RV shopping season. Prior model years are presently being discounted by many dealers and new models are rolling out. If you’re one of the lucky ones to find yourself coming out of winter hibernation and this year’s current pandemic lockdown measures with a new or new-to-you RV, we’ve got the tips for prepping it for the upcoming camping season at Chiefswood Park. Whether you’re a complete RV “newb” or you consider yourself a seasoned pro, here are few things you may want to consider:

Put Your RV Systems to the Test

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If you don’t want to feel frustrated at your first campsite, take some time now to learn your new RV systems now. Take a day to set the model up in your driveway or someplace convenient where you’ll feel comfortable learning all the ins and outs. This can include everything from pulling out the awning to running the air conditioner, getting the kitchen appliances operable to all the micro steps in de-winterizing… it gives you the chance to familiarize yourself with all of its systems. If you find yourself having questions about the black tank, the water system, and more, keep your owner’s manuals on hand and a contact number to your dealer close by. That way, if you find yourself stumped, you can reach out for assistance. Also, consider joining an online RV forum for helpful and friendly advice from fellow campers.

See What Needs Fixing

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As you’re prepping your RV for camping season, check each of your systems and considering stocking it. This is the best time to come across things that need fixing. This is also the perfect time to make a list of those items in order to address them prior to your first trip. If your RV is a new purchase, repairs could fall under your warranty, and making an appointment for these can be planned well in advance of your first camping trip. If your RV is used, this would be a good time to see what can be DIY jobs and what requires a professional. Websites and tutorials on YouTube can also help guide you through some simple maintenance tasks.

Stock Up

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Winter is the perfect time to go online to review sample stocking checklists for your RV. From Instagram to Pinterest, Facebook groups to buyer forums, you can find almost every kind of list imaginable for prepping your RV for camping season. You can adapt any of these to fit your personal needs or the needs of your family – there are no set rules to what you must take, and everyone is different. If you want to make your camping season as enjoyable as possible, take the time to sort this out, consider the storage space you’ll require, and maximize how convenient and orderly you would like your RV to be. It pays in the long run!

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There’s nothing quite like kicking off the camping season with a new RV and looking forward to a stay at Chiefswood Park. With these items marked off your to-do list, you’ll be ready to hit the road as soon as camping season starts!