As the days grow shorter and the temperatures continue to drop, many campers pack up and head south for the winter. If you’re one of the many that need an annual break from the cold, be sure and swing by Greenwood RV Rentals & Sales and check out their selection of motorhomes, travel trailers, and popup campers. If, however, you are unable to take a trip to warmer climates, it’s important to remember these four critical tips to effectively winterize your camper.

Winterize Your Camper

1. Drain the Holding Tanks and Clear the Water Lines

When water freezes, it expands. If water lines are not cleared or holding tanks not drained, frozen water can cause tremendous damage to faucets, pumps, toilets, water heaters, and water lines. Take the time to get your lines cleared and tanks drained. You won’t regret it.

2. Add Antifreeze

Winterizing your camper with antifreeze is quick and easy, and can save you countless headaches come spring. If you are expecting a hard freeze and want to avoid any possibility of damage to your pop up camper, you’ll want to add antifreeze. Be sure to research the appropriate application methods to maximize the protection for your camper.

3. Clean the Rig Inside and Out

There’s nothing worse than planning for your first trip of the year just to find a mess left from the previous trip taken months earlier. Before you store your pop up for the winter, consider giving it a thorough cleaning. Your future self will thank you.

4. Cover the Camper or Store Away from Elements

The best way to protect against the winter elements is to store your camper in a secured location away from freezing temperatures, howling winds, and other potentially damaging weather. If, however, this isn’t an option for you, consider covering your camper with a protective cover. Covers can be easily obtained and are relatively inexpensive when compared to the costly damage that could result from not protecting your camper.

If you have the opportunity and the inclination to migrate to warmer climates this winter, call Greenwood RV Rentals & Sales at (317) 413-0817 for all of your needs. Motorhomes, travel trailers, and pop up campers can be a great way to see the world and, at the same time, escape the unpleasant temperatures that are common to Indiana winters. And don’t forget that protecting your equipment is critical in making sure that it operates properly when you are ready for your next adventure.