How to Winterize Your RV

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Winter is coming, even here in Texas. And, while we may not get snow-covered or frigid, it is still important to take the proper steps to winterize your RV.

  • Drain the water. Any water left in the water lines can freeze, which can cause them to break. Make sure you drain all the water from the plumbing system and water tanks. Then, pump nontoxic RV antifreeze through the system.
  • Repair any damage. If you have any cracks or holes in your RV’s exterior, these could let rain in and cause a lot of damage. Get any cracks resealed. Make sure you are using the proper sealant for your RV.
  • Park it. If possible, choose a covered area to store your RV for the winter. If that is not an option, find a place that is out of the way of trees and at least somewhat sheltered.
  • Cover it. To help prevent damage from prolonged exposure, invest in a custom cover specifically for your RV.
  • Store the batteries. Disconnect the batteries and place them in a cool, dry place. Check the charge periodically and charge them up, when needed.

If you need help getting your RV ready for the winter, we are here to help. Schedule a service appointment at Hanner RV Supercenter and we will take care of everything.

Millennials Love RVs—and Here’s Why

About a decade ago, the RV industry was in trouble. The recession was in full swing and gas prices were exploding, making it not a good time for many Americans to make a significant purchase like a recreational vehicle. But today, RV sales are skyrocketing, and you may just be surprised when you hear which generation is responsible for this dramatic upswing.

Coast to coast, Millennials love RVs. They’re buying them in record numbers, boosting RV year-over-year sales revenue into the double-digits. Younger buyers, or those under the age of 34, are not opting for massive, Class-A, higher-end motorhomes, but for smaller, more compact, Class-C models. The sales of “towables,” rather than the classic “driveables,” account for a significant portion of sales over the past three years. There’s a reason for this; smaller RVs not only cost less up-front and require less fuel, but they’re easier to maneuver and park at campgrounds, and often don’t require a special permit.

The fact that Millennials love RVs has done more than just revitalize the RV industry. Over the past three years, America’s National Parks have seen record-breaking numbers of visitors and campers, many of whom arriving and camping in an RV.

RVs help people to experience the wonders of the natural world, bond with their friends and family, and create lifelong memories — which is why we love to sell them here at Hanner RV Supercenter. Visit us today to find your new home-away-from-home.

Dallas RV Museum

RVs are the American go-to for spending a weekend at a campsite or touring the country. The recreational vehicles have been around since the Ford Model T hit roadways, but modern models barely resemble those of the past, like those at the Dallas RV museum.

Located at the Jack Sisemore Traveland dealership in Amarillo, the RV museum is open to the public and offers a look at dozens of restored trailers and motor homes. It all started when the Sisemores began trading and restoring unusual models when sales were slow.

The collection includes an iconic 1941 Westcraft trailer that was previously owned by a World War II defense worker. Inside is displayed a picture of the USS Sigourney emblazoned with the signatures of 17 presidents.

A 1937 Kozy Camp, one of the first-ever tent trailers, is available to the public as well, and a 1976 Argosy trailer offers a look at how camping was done back then—Coleman gas stove, picnic table, and all.

Arguably the most popular attraction in the Dallas RV museum isn’t even called an RV, but a passenger bus. The 1948 Flxible passenger bus played the title role in the movie RV, starring Robin Williams.

We here at Hanner RV Supercenter are happy to see visitors of all ages excited to learn more about the history of RVs!