Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Weather is Changing!

As I look out my window right now, the rain is falling in buckets. With each successive Fall storm that moves through, the temperatures seem to drop a little more and Old Man Winter creeps slowly closer to our collective doors.

That being said, it's a good time to consider the readiness of your beloved RV to withstand the coming lack of warmth and make certain that it will be ready to hit the road when the flowers peek out from their Winter sleep. While we reside in the Deep South here in South Carolina, one should NEVER assume that cold weather cannot and will not affect us. Last year's experience should provide a warning that extreme weather can and will occur when you least expect it. According to the Farmer's Almanac (the only really reliable source for long term weather forecasts in my humble opinion) this Winter just might hold more nasty surprises than last.

WINTERIZE YOUR CAMPERS PEOPLE!!! This past Spring saw more units coming into our shop for water leaks than we've seen in quite some time. Then again, last Winter was a real shocker and nobody expected what happened but for a few who paid attention.

See my previous posts related to Winterizing your RV but my best advice is to take the unit to a reputable repair center and have them to do a complete Winterization. If you live in the Upstate of South Carolina, our technicians at Jody's RV are standing by and fully prepared to protect you from the damages that can occur due to improperly prepped water systems and roof maintenance. I'm no scientist but I know enough about fluid dynamics to know that if you give it a crack, water WILL find a way into places you don't want it and out of places that you do. Our service techs are trained to recognize potential problems and at only $89.95 for a proper Winterization it's pretty much a bargain.

Disregard this warning if you so desire but it's pretty safe to assume that I'll be seeing you next Spring either for parts or repairs. Knowledge is power and you have now been given the power. Use it wisely.

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