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Time To Winterize Your Georgia Toys

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A critical issue for boat and RV owners is proper winterization prior to storage.  If done properly, it can save you a lot of money in the long run.  Taking protective measures now will assure that your boat and RV will be ready to get back on the water or the road.  There is nothing worse than moving your boat or RV out of storage and having a problem just as you are ready to use it.

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Allen & Furr Insurance & Wealth Management recommends you maintain insurance year round on your RV and boat. Damage such as water damage, roof collapse and other weather related issues, can occur to your boat or RV while in storage.

Winterization Tips:

  • Check owner’s manual for any unique issues and winterization
  • Fill gas tank and add a stabilizer to help reduce condensation
  • Change oil and filter
  • Inspect and repair all electrical wiring and connections that may have been damaged
  • Clean out the refrigerator
  • Use a coupler lock on trailers and lock all compartments and entry doors
  • Remove anything that retains water
  • Remove your keys, update your contact information at the storage facility, and have someone check on your vehicle periodically
  • Boats- Pressure wash hull, remove drain plug so rain water can escape, add antifreeze to the engine’s cooling system, cover boat with a high quality breathable cover, and place the trailer on stands or blocks so the wheels are supported off the ground. Be sure to raise the bow higher than the stern to promote draining of rainwater or snow.
  • RV- Drain and Flush all holding tanks of fresh, gray, black, and hot water, place antifreeze in water lines. Check with owner’s manual for the recommended antifreeze, close all windows and blinds to protect from sun damage unplug all appliances and turn off main breaker. Cover tires to prevent damage from UV rays.

Established in 1981 and located in Roswell, Georgia, we are dedicated to providing excellent service and competitive pricing but most importantly, professional analysis of the insurance needs of our clients. Our state of the art computer network allows us to make rate comparisons with several insurance companies to ensure that our clients receive the best we have to offer. We can help you with all your insurance needs.