RV SPRING CHECKS YOU DON’T WANT TO FORGET

When your RV sits in storage for an extended period of time many unexpected things can occur. Batteries that were fully charged when you parked the RV are now discharged, tires that were properly inflated are now under-inflated, seams and sealants crack and separate from the surface, and insects and rodents build nests in and around the RV.

 

 

There are other concerns too, that can come from where the RV was stored, and how it was prepared for storage. If the RV was stored outside, exposed to the elements, the exterior and roof can suffer the brunt of Mother Nature’s harsh winter conditions. And, if you did not properly winterize the RV water system, there could be damage to the plumbing.

 

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SPRING CLEANING YOUR RV

 

 

There is something to be said about that wonderful feeling you get when you step into your clean RV before heading out on an adventure. In addition to the daily and weekly upkeep of a clean home on wheels, seasonal spring cleaning is just as important. Open up all the windows, put on your favorite music and come along with me as I take you through my step-by-step spring cleaning ritual. If you find you have an easier way to go about cleaning certain items, I’d sure to love hear!

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RV ADVENTURES IN SOUTHERN INDIANA

 

Not wanting to stray too far from family because of my grandpa’s illness, we decided we would explore southern Indiana. Head south in Indiana and it won’t be long until the flat, open fields give way to rolling hills and lush green forests. It was in one of these forests we found a campground, Paynetown State Recreation Area, along the shores of Lake Monroe. We settled into a large shaded site and set out to explore the campground.

 

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FAMILY, FUN, AND EMBRACING THE SMALL MOMENTS IN INDIANA

 

Nearly a year has passed since we put down our jacks in the Midwest where I grew up. Here in Indiana, the smell of fresh cut grass reminded me that winter was soon to be a distant memory and summer was just around the corner.

 

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THE BIG SPRING TRIP – LOUISIANA AND TEXAS

The big spring trip. It’s become a family tradition we all look forward to after our long Midwestern winter.

This year’s route took us more than 2000 miles in 10 days – from Florida, through southern Louisiana, into the heart of Texas, and back home to Iowa.

After collecting R’Velle from the consignment company that cared for her over the winter, we restocked with groceries and our belongings and hit the road, our excitement for the trip ahead overriding the exhaustion of the late night flight the evening before.

That first day our drive from Orlando to I-10 and through the Florida panhandle was long. And, other than a rainbow following a quick afternoon downpour, the view really didn’t change much.

 

 

An overnight stop at a campground near Tallahassee allowed me to start unpacking our supplies that had been stored during the winter. Bedding, towels, bins, and blankets had been haphazardly stacked and strewn around the RV and it was making me crazy! I sent Doug and the girls outside – and out of my way so I could work!

 

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