Inside Your RV
• Pack your RV carefully. Keep the RV balanced and stable by evenly packing the contents. Information on the
load capacity and weight distribution is in the owner's manual. You can also find the information at a local
dealership or repair shop.
• Inspect for rodents: It's not unusual for rodents to take up residence in RVs being stored for the winter.
Animals can chew through wiring, which can cause extensive damage. To keep rodents out, check the floor of
your RV for any gaps or holes and plug them up. Also thoroughly clean inside the RV and remove food that might
• Check your appliances: Check all of your electric and gas appliances to make sure they're working properly. If
a gas appliance isn't operating the way it should, have a trained mechanic inspect it.
• Clean your holding tank: Clean the holding tanks every time you empty them, but only empty the tanks when
they’re nearly full. Do not flush alcohol, ammonia, antifreeze, bleach, cooking grease, detergents, facial tissues,
paper towels or other solids that may cause clogging.
• Check your insurance. A car insurance policy doesn't cover a lot of things that can go wrong with your RV. For
example, if your RV breaks down, towing it to a repair facility requires specialized equipment, so an auto policy
might not cover the full cost. With dedicated RV coverage like Progressive offers, Roadside Assistance claims are