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The first thoughts that usually flash through every RVer’s mind when the first frost of winter comes along are:
There are visions of frozen pipes, expensive damage, and lots of dollar signs — because to wait one day too long could be very expensive!
However, when it comes to winterization, the RV’s electrical system often gets overlooked. You need to know that batteries can freeze, plates can warp when ice forms, and cases can split and leak acid all over everything. Preparing your RV batteries for winter storage is just as important as protecting the water system.
My personal preference is to bring the RV batteries into a heated environment and charge them up a couple times during the winter months.
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!