How to Prepare Your Class B Motorhome for Winter
Fresh snow, ice and wind create a beautiful and stunning landscape. However, nobody wants class b motorhome trouble during winter. Temperatures often go below zero degrees Fahrenheit, roads are slippery and during blizzards visibility is considerably reduced. Nature prepares for winter during autumn, and autumn is the best time for people to prepare for winter driving. A class b motorhome needs attention both inside and out. Preparing now relieves winter driving stress, and besides, candy bars sound good anytime.
Pick a fall day when the temperature is above 55 degrees Fahrenheit to wash and wax the class b motorhome . Moisture beads up so it’s easier to brush off ice and snow.
During winter, roads are sprayed with sand and salt to increase tire traction. Stepping into a class b motorhome brings in the ice, snow, sand and salt. Vacuum out the class b motorhome before dealing with this mixture, and replace normal class b motorhome floor mats with water-resistant mats.
Cold temperatures change the way metal and fluids behave. Test the electrical system. Winter driving means extra power is needed for windshield wipers, defrosters and heat. All indicator lights must work. The battery needs to handle everything at once. To test the battery, turn on the headlights when the class b motorhome is off. Then start the class b motorhome and if the lights are brighter with the class b motorhome running have the battery checked for its power output. It may need to be replaced or recharged.
Now is the time to check the water level in the radiator, and add antifreeze if it’s needed. Check the coolant system and all fluids, including the break and transmission fluids. While you’re at it, look for leaks in hoses. The class b motorhome may run better on oil designed for cold temperatures. Look over the owner’s manual for recommendations.
Driving through a snowstorm, whether during the day or night, is not the time to wonder whether or not the wipers are good and if there’s enough deicer cleaning fluid. Everyone wants to see as far ahead as possible. A bothersome windshield reduces concentrating on the road. The wipers on the driver and the passenger side need to grip the windshield and make a clean sweep. Streaks of snow or ice on a windshield are not easy to see around.
Winter tires are designed to grip through ice, slush and snow. Winter tires handle better than all-season tires on un-plowed roads. Braking and turning is safer with proper tires.
Preparing for winter driving requires carrying around special equipment. Carry around jumper cables in the class b motorhome . Your battery might run down, or someone else may need a jump. Carry a scraper and brush. Carry tire chains for mountainous roads. Also carry a shovel and sand or cat litter for traction. Pack a first aid kit, extra windshield washer fluid, a flashlight, flares, candles, waterproof matches, blankets, dry gloves, a knife and high protein food like candy bars.
Preparing a class b motorhome now for winter reduces the stress of winter driving. Once winter is over, it’s nice to celebrate and eat up the candy bars.