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Our facility offers a state of the art RV service center, a well stocked accessories store and an indoor showroom.

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Blue Haven Campground

Enjoy the tranquility of the North Branch of the Great Chazy River flowing through the heart of the campground.

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Blue Haven Campground

The Campground is located in the foothills of New York's Adirondack Mountains on Lake Roxanne in Ellenburg Depot.

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Vacation Home Sales

In a vacation home you will enjoy a recreational experience
in a majestic setting on the edge of New Yorks Adirondacks.

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Tips & Tricks - Opening Checklist

Tips & Tricks ARCHIVE

Well it's almost that time of year again. Time to shake the cobwebs off your camper and get it ready for another great camping season. Here we will review an annual spring preparation checklist. If your camper has been sitting idle all winter you need to whip it back into shape for another camping season. At first glance this checklist looks like it would take two days to complete, but it’s actually something you can do on a Saturday afternoon when there’s nothing else to do. By following a simple checklist you make sure nothing is overlooked.

  • Depending on how your unit was winterized it will need to be de-winterized.

  • Every spring I like to sanitize the water system. Watch the video.

  • Inspect for water leaks. With the water system pressurized, either by the water pump or hooked up to city water, inspect the plumbing for any water leaks. Check the operation of the toilet.

  • Remove any protective covering that you may have put over LP gas vents or outside vents to keep insects or rodents out. Remove any mousetraps, dryer sheets or moth balls you may have put out. Open all doors and compartments and check for rodent intrusion.

  • Wash the unit thoroughly. This is a good time to inspect the roof and body seams, and window sealant for cracking that would allow water to get in. Consult a member of our Momot parts team for sealants compatible with these materials and reseal as required.

  • Inspect the operation of the awning and check the awning fabric for any damage. Clean the awning if necessary and let the fabric dry thoroughly before rolling it up.

  • Inspect the tires for signs of dry rot and wear. Inflate all tires to the recommended tire pressure. Check the lug nuts for proper torque.

  • Lubricate all hinges and locks with a graphite spray lubricant.

  • Inspect and clean the camper's interior.

  • Plug in any appliances that you unplugged for storage and replace any dry cell batteries you may have removed. This is a good time to put new batteries in items like smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and clocks.

  • Test the operation of the carbon monoxide alarm, LP gas leak detector and smoke alarm.

  • Check the fire extinguisher. Be sure it is fully charged. If it is a dry powder type turn it upside down and tap on the bottom to help release the powder that settled on the bottom..

  • Reset any breakers you may have turned off. If you removed any fuses for storage re-install them.

  • Clean or replace air conditioner filters if it wasn’t done prior to storage and remove any covers that were put over air conditioners.

  • Open vents and windows and air the unit out.

  • If you removed the coach and chassis batteries for storage install them. Whether they were removed or not check the electrolyte levels, clean the terminals and clamps, and check the charge level in all batteries. Recharge batteries as required.

  • Check the operation of the electric steps if applicable. Lubricate step mechanism.

  • Test the operation of the hydraulic jacks if applicable. Check hydraulic fluid level.

  • Check all 12-volt interior lights and accessories.

  • Test the monitor panel for proper operation.

  • Check the operation of slide-outs if applicable.

  • Check the remaining 120-volt appliances for proper operation.

  • Test the Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) for proper operation.

  • Turn the refrigerator off, leave the doors open and allow sufficient time for it to get to room temperature so it can be checked in the LP gas mode.

  • Note: Before using the LP gas system it’s a good idea to have a leak test and gas operating pressure test preformed. A qualified technician with the proper equipment should do these tests. Contact a member of our service team for pricing.

  • Once this is accomplished, turn the LP gas valve on and check the operation of all LP gas appliances. Be sure the water heater is full of water before testing the water heater. If a gas appliance is not operating properly have it inspected by a qualified technician. Insects are attracted to the odorant added to LP gas and build nests that can affect the appliance from operating properly.

  • Inspect any canvas for dry rot and tears

  • Inspect all hitch work and coupler for damage as well as the breakaway switch and pigtail for proper operation.

This list is not all-inclusive, and some of these points may not apply to you, but it seems to work for most people.