It's that time of the year and we're all winding down from a great summer.  Fall get's us out in the beautiful artwork that nature has given us and reminds us that the chill in the air is going to get to be cold... brrrrrrr!

It's a good time to have a few gallons of RV antifreeze sitting there ready to go.  Wal-Mart has it at 2/$5 right now.  That's cheap protection with a little work.

Halloween is just around the corner and we're trying to get in as much RVing as we can before we have to shut things down.  While you're out take a few minutes to list all those things that you'll have to remove to keep things safe for the winter...

Batteries - yes those flashlight batteries too.  They'll all freeze.  The house batteries should be on a trickle charger or they should be removed.  The rechargeable (or good ol' alkaline) batteries in the flashlights and other such things should be taken in to make them last.

Liquids such as foodstuffs, toilet smell-goods, cleaning soap, etc. should be removed for the winter.  We usually just strip the foodstuffs completely and use them up in the house.  We'll replace all that stuff in the spring with fresh.  Don't forget the undercarriage...  There may be things stored there that need to be removed to prevent freezing.

Clean, clean, clean... makes it so much nicer to get out a relatively clean vehicle to go RVing in next spring.  Keep up the program if you do work in the RV through the winter.  Keep it ready to restock and take out.

Have a nice fall getting things ready and the final cleanout shouldn't take you a couple of hours to finish.