GETTING YOUR CAMPER READY FOR SUMMER
Spring is finally beginning to emerge and with it comes a new camping season. We are prepared to help you get your camper back into the summer swing with our great Summerization Specials. To contact our Service Department, you can use the form at the bottom of this page or call us at (507) 345-5858 or (800) 714-7895.
If you prefer the do it yourself method, we also offer detailed online instructions for Summerizing your RV. We also have the following quick tips to remember.
1. Charge your battery.
Make sure to check the water level in your battery and inspect the exterior. Charge the battery completely. Use caution when reconnecting your battery for the first time. Make sure your pay attention to which cables are positive and which are negative. Hopefully you marked them in the fall. Generally, the positive cables have a fuse or circuit protection in line. If you have doubts, contact our Service Department.
2. Wash and clean your camper.
Your camper has just spent several months in storage. Give it a bath and get it looking good for the summer.
3. Inspect your exterior seams and seals.
Visually inspect the sealant used on the roof of your camper. Look for any cracks or voids in the contact from the sealant to the roof. Scrape off any loose old sealant and reseal any bad areas. Look at the four corners of your camper and inspect the seams from the sidewalls to the endwalls. Make sure there is adequate sealant and reseal as needed. Look at the windows and visually inspect for any voids around the tops and sides of your windows (note, it is expected that the bottom of the window will not be sealed, this allows moisture from condensation to drain out). It is better to seal the roof seams with a self leveling sealant like Dicor. For the windows and sidewall trim, it is best to remove the window or trim and apply fresh putty and reinstall. See our Parts Department for suggestions.
4. Have your LP and Water systems checked for leaks.
A very simple water test is to fill your fresh water tank and use your
pump to supply water through all the lines. Turn the pump off for 20-30
minutes. Leave all the faucets closed during this time. Then when you turn
the pump back on, if it runs a little, there is probably a leak somewhere.
Checking for LP leaks is a little more involved. Contact our Service
Department for help with LP and Water leak issues. It is better to leave
those to the professionals.
To contact our service department, please use this form:
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Gag's Camper Way, Inc.
55151 210th Lane
Highway 169 South
Mankato, MN 56001
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