As coronavirus sweeps the nation we have more time to concentrate on things that we didn’t necessarily have time for before such as, decorating that tired room in the house or doing a spot of gardening. Why not use this time to make sure your motorhome is in tip-top condition so when it comes to being allowed to use it again you are all ready and prepared.
Preparing your motorhome can be a big job and that doesn’t just mean cleaning it. We have put together this handy checklist to help make sure you’re ready to hit the road again once lockdown is over.
1. Check tyre health and pressure
Like any vehicle before heading off on a trip, it is important that you check your tyre health. Make sure that your tyres have no cracks or bulges and make sure you check your tyre pressure. The last thing you want to do when it’s finally time to enjoy your motorhome is to sit on a motorway or in the middle of nowhere because you have a flat. Remember it is against the law if your tyres are not up to standard so it is important to replace your tyres if you need to.
2. Check your bodywork
The winter months can be brutal on your motorhome’s paintwork especially if it is left to freeze over. Check from cracks, especially in doors, air conditioners, windows and vents. You’ll be surprised but even the smallest of cracks can lead to some serious water damage if not attended to. Whilst some cracks are pretty easy to fix with filler, others may not be, and if you’re not sure always take your motorhome to a garage to get a professional to look at it.
3. Give your motorhome a spring clean
The inside of your motorhome is as important as the outside. During the winter months you may find that your motorhome has some uninvited guests such as insects and spiders. Remember they love to hide in the smallest of places so it is important that you give your home a proper clean out before bedding down in it. You may find that some furnishings may also need to be washed such as curtains, bedding and even cushions. Not only will it ensure that your home is clean but it will also be smelling fresh too!
4.Check your battery
Make sure that you check your battery before you are ready to head off. Reconnecting your battery after winter can cause a few issues and you may find that your ignition needs to warm up a bit to get it started. You may find that your battery is dead altogether which will mean replacing your battery.
5. Check your awning
If you are fortunate to have an awning on your motorhome make sure that you check that it is in good working order. First check that you can open your awning, and if you can’t, we recommend getting a professional to take a look at it before you do further damage. If you can get your awning out check that there are no holes or tears in it. You’ll be thankful to have a bit of shade especially on those hotter days.
Now that you have checked over your motorhome and made it summer-ready, all you have to do is sit back and wait for everything else to blow over.