The fall and early winter is a wonderful time of the year. It also means different things for the wide range of RV owners. Some folks are finishing their traveling time and preparing to put the RV in hibernation for part of the year.
Frigid Temperatures can be an issue for RVs, especially the water system. Water expands when it freezes so if there is any water in the components of the water system it may cause damage as this expansion occurs. It is wise to prepare these parts of the RV when storing the RV in a location where freezing temperatures may occur.
Well it’s that time of year again RVers! Spring has sprung! The time of year when we, who have hibernated over the course of a long winter, stick our heads outside and are bitten once again by the camping bug. But before we get out there and go RVing there are a few things we need to do to make sure we have a safe and fun time in our recreational vehicles.
Department of Transportation (DOT) portable propane cylinders (types 4B, 4BA, 4BW, and 4E), which are normally used in your travel trailer or fifth wheel, need to be recertified 12 years after the manufacture date. (Some other propane cylinders may have a 10 year recertification date) After the initial recertification, they will need to be recertified every 5 years, if requalified by visual inspection, which is how most RV DOT cylinders are recertified.1