Summer is here—which means more opportunities to go on adventures in your RV! But before you hit the road, it’s important to make sure that your mobile home is 100% ready. Now is the time to finish up all the upgrades you’ve been planning to do, whether it involves simple repairs or a more serious renovation. When your vehicle is prepared, you can avoid unexpected problems while you’re traveling. This ultimately helps you stick to your budget, stay on schedule, and enjoy a stress-free holiday.

Looking for DIY tips to prepare your mobile home for summer road trips? You’ve come to the right place. Here are some ideas:

Check the Batteries.

RV batteries tend to lose around 10% of their juice every month during storage. You have to make sure that they’re fully charged and they have sufficient water levels. When in doubt, check the manual. If you removed them for storage, make sure to reconnect them properly.

Look for leaks and change your faucets.

Wherever water might flow, there is a potential for leakage. Be sure to check under the cabinets and the faucets and repair any issues immediately. While you’re at it, you might want to update your faucets, too. A universal design 4-inch Deck Faucet with a decorative chrome can be a great choice to match existing fixtures.

Do you want to save water? Dual Thread Premium Swivel Sprayator, which comes with two spray settings: stream and wide spray. It’s Watersense Certified, so it should help you save up to 30% on your water consumption. You can also invest in a handheld portable Easy Spray in the kitchen for daily washing needs.

The Disposal Genie is another great addition to your kitchen sink to prevent things from going down the drain. It will help water flow freely, too! Do you notice any clogging? Avoid using chemical drain cleaners. You can dislodge the blockage by plunging or using high-pressure water.

Upgrade your RV bathroom.

Make your on-the-road showers much more refreshing by changing your old showerhead and faucet. You can’t go wrong with our Mobile Home Shower Faucet with Arm in a classic design and chrome finish. It lets you adjust water pressure and use less water if you wish. It’s easy to clean and is super lightweight, too.

Don’t worry—RV showerheads and faucets are easy to replace. Almost all modern faucets can be retrofitted to suit your bathroom sink. Need a new toilet and want to do everything yourself? Get our All-In-One Toilet Installation Kit.

You can even install a Hand Held Bidet for more convenience and easier waste management. A bidet may even help reduce your toilet paper consumption, so you don’t have to keep buying and worry about running out of supply while you’re out on the road.

Check the appliances in your mobile home.

Check all connections, tanks, firing operations and the valve if you use propane for your stove, fridge, and hot water. You should also conduct a gas pressure test and leak test every year to ensure that your propane appliances are in good condition. Don’t forget to check electric appliances, too, such as your air conditioner, fridge, and microwave.

Find everything you need at Danco

Preparing your RV for your next adventure can save you from headaches later on. You can set off knowing that you have everything you need for a safe and comfortable holiday. Be sure to do all these things before your upcoming road trip this summer. You can find most of the replacement products and upgrades you will need for your RV at Danco.