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If I had worked from a maintenance checklist last fall when I winterized my RV, I wouldn’t have needed a new fitting for the outdoor shower faucet this spring — I forgot to drain it, because it was out of site, out of mind.
How often have you overlooked something that came back to bite you in the backside, when it comes to breaking camp or working on your RV? All it takes to eliminate any chance of forgetting something, is a simple checklist.
Check out all the best checklists for RVers. It includes everything from campsite departure checklists to inventory checklists, so you don’t leave home with only 1 roll of toilet paper!
The one I needed was the winterization checklist. Relying on my memory is always a mistake. I got off lucky since a new fitting was only a couple dollars.
When you drive off from that secluded campsite in the woods, you can plan on spending closer to $200 to replace that TV antenna you forgot to lower before leaving.
Next fall I will have my maintenance checklist in hand. I know how to winterize my RV water system, I just don’t want to forget anything.
This video takes you through the process of winterizing your RV. You can use it to make up your own maintenance checklist so you don’t forget the outdoor shower like I did:
I’ve been involved in RVing for over 50 years — including camping, building, repairing, and even selling RVs and motorhomes. I’ve owned, used, and repaired almost every class and style of RV ever made. I do all of my own repair work. My other interests include cooking, living with an aging dog, and dealing with diabetic issues. If you can combine a grease monkey with a computer geek, throw in a touch of information nut and organization freak, combined with a little bit of storyteller… you’ve got a good idea of who I am. To date, I've shared my RV knowledge in over 300 articles here at The Fun Times Guide!