How to Make Your Motorhome Ready for Summer
The motorhome season is approaching, so it’s the right time to prepare your vehicle for new travel experiences. Before you go on a journey, it’s essential to check on any vehicle if everything works as it should. In this article, we will tell you some best tips and advice for summer motorhome preparation!
Wash Your Motorhome
Motorhomes are often stored for a long time. Thus, you should start by washing your motorhome thoroughly. When the external surface is clean, it’s easier to see if there are any damage, scratches, dents or other damages that need fixing. Then you should apply a wax or a varnish sealer.
WD-40 is a spray that lubricates, cleans and protects against rust. It also expels moisture.
How To Clean Your Motorhome
A proper cleaning, both inside and outside, is important before the motorhome season starts. In equipment stores, you will find several different products for washing and cleaning your motorhome. Choose a cleaning agent which is suitable for motorhomes and will remove even the most stubborn stains without damaging the surface. The cleaning product should also contain wax, so your motorhome could stay shiny and polished.
Take Care Of The paintwork
If your motorhome suffers from paint damage, these should also be repaired before the vehicle reruns the road. It is also smart to polish the motorhome now when it’s freshly washed and cleaned. This will protect the paint even better and will make the vehicle look good longer.
Also, make sure you have all the necessary equipment before starting the cleaning process. In the equipment store, you will find buckets, sponges, chamois leather, cloths, wash brushes, water hoses and the like. It's also a good idea to purchase a cover for your motorhome.
Take a Review Of Your Motorhome
A general review of the vehicle is also important. Check if all light bulbs work well, if there is the right air pressure in the tires, and if the battery is fully charged. You may also want to check faucets and water supply and take a review of the refrigerator, gas, cooker hood, heating system and the electrical system.
Before starting a camping trip, you should also lubricate the locks, and make sure that the motorhome has enough engine oil and coolant. Always take a test drive to make sure brakes and lights are working correctly and review your paperwork before you go.
Book a Visit to A Car Mechanic Early
Spring and summer is the busiest time for car workshops, so remember to book your favourite car mechanic early enough to perform all necessary summer checks. It’s crucial because the specialist might have to purchase some of the parts required, for example, for automatic motorhomes. The workshops check, among other things, gas system, brakes and chassis, so you will be safe when you move out on the road again.
Check the Equipment Of Your Motorhome
After a long winter, there may be some of the camping equipment that should be replaced. Maybe the tent has seen its best days, or the grill is ready for an upgrade? The right equipment makes the camping holiday better, but nothing is more annoying than last year's stuff that cannot withstand a new season. It’s, therefore, worthwhile to go over the camping gear, to make sure everything works as it should.
The camping life is not the same without camping furniture that allows you to enjoy good moments while being outdoors. Thus, if necessary, visit some store, where you will find a large selection of camping furniture and accessories like chairs or grills. You can choose between small grills, large grills, bonfires and much more. All these equipment you may need to show off having tasty barbecue meals.
An Extra Room in Minutes
If you have a tent shelter attached to your motorhome, then you should also check if it’s in good condition. If you want to invest in a new one, you can find various different tents on the market - at different price ranges and sizes. You can choose between air-filled tents and free-standing, along with some essential tent accessories. Air-filled tents are a top-rated product among motorhome fans. These are tents that are easy to set up, and you have an extra room in just a few minutes. If you want to use the motorhome all year, we recommend a specially developed year-round tent or winter tent.
Last but not least, take a thorough review and check if there are no signs of moisture inside your motorhome. Fill your vehicle up with equipment, luggage and fuel - and enjoy the upcoming camping season!