YAKIMA, Wash.-- Summer is right around the corner, and a lot of people will be heading out soon in their RVs.
However, if your camper has been cooped up in storage all winter, RV dealers say there are some things you need to do before your first camping trip.
They say things like gas lines and electrical wires could get damaged over the winter, and they need to be checked out before you head out.
They also say every RV should have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers near all exits.
"Don't just jump in and take off, but, you know, make sure that you're getting some things tested and just looking to make sure you don't have issues with anything," says Aubrey's RV Center Co-Owner Carolyn Gefre.
Problems with wires and gas leaks aren't the only risk. RV dealers say you should also make sure you don't have anything flammable stored next to a heat source.