Things to Do in an RV Maintenance Session
When you own an RV, you intend to keep it in the best condition possible. There are simple things you can do yourself to keep it in great condition. Then there are those which you need a professional to have a look at. No matter the case, you need to keep the RV well maintained if you expect to make good use of it.
There is the roof that needs inspection for leaks. Leaks are normally as a result of open seams in the roof’s edges, vents, skylights, or air conditioning unit. If such water is left to leak in, it shall damage the insulation, then the inner ceiling layers. 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 should be kept proper if they are to help keep the vehicle safe to use. As the RV is constantly used, or is kept in storage, the lugs will get loose. It is therefore important to check up on those before setting out on your journey. You need them to also check on the tire pressure.
They the need to inspect the battery. A dead battery out there is a dangerous thing to happen to you. It should be kept fully charged at all times. It also helps to know the age of the battery. If you have used it for close to three years, you need to start budgeting for another. You need to think of getting a new one.
You should also do something about the wastewater system. 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. In case they start wearing off, you need to replace them. You cannot compromise on safety.
A scheduled oil change if part of the maintenance process. RVs can go for long without oil changes. But it is wise to see to it that there is an oil change at every seasonal transition. Neglecting to change the oil is inviting potential disaster when the engine dies. It is also wise to have 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.
You also need the electrical wiring to be checked for proper working order. This is especially the connection to the tow vehicle. This is due to the safety concerns. You need it for the brakes and the lights to work while towing.