RV Maintenance Duties
Having an RV needs you to maintain it in the best possible condition. You have certain maintenance duties you can carry out yourself. You also have others which you need a professional to come to take a look at. Either way, you need to ensure proper maintenance practices are there to keep your RV in the best possible.
You need to inspect the RV’s roof for leaks regularly. Leaks are normally as a result of open seams in the roof’s edges, vents, skylights, or air conditioning unit. Water coming through the seams shall damage the insulation and then the inner layers of the ceiling. Attempting to fit it at that point shall be an experienced service to undertake.
You also need to do something about the tires. The RV’s wheel lug units and tire pressure are critical areas of concern if you expect to remain safe on the roads. As the RV is constantly used, or is kept in storage, the lugs will get loose. Before going on a holiday, you need those checked out as well. You need to also do the same with tire pressure, which tends to change as the temperature fluctuates.
The battery has also to be looked into. You do not want to have to deal with a dead battery while out there. It should be kept fully charged at all times. You need to monitor the age of the battery constantly. After three years, a well-maintained unit shall start to show signs of wear and tear. You need to think of getting a new one.
The wastewater system is another critical area. You need to have this system well maintained. Anything less and you risk having it clogged up soon.
You also need to do something about the RV’s brakes. An RV is a large and bulky vehicle which needs powerful brakes to stop it at all times. If they start to show excessive wear and tear, replace them. This is for the sake of safety.
An oil change is also part of the maintenance process. RVs can go for long without oil changes. But you need to as the turn of the seasons. Leaving the oil unchanged can cause the engine to die. You also need the air, fuel, coolant, and hydraulic filters changed regularly. These should be inspected whenever an oil change is being done.
You also need to keep the awning cleaned so that mold and mildew do not build up.
The electrical wiring shall also need the inspection. The connection to the tow vehicle is most important. This is due to the safety concerns. You need it for the brakes and the lights to work while towing.