With the current models of RV’s in the market, it can make you wonder on the years of service the RV can give you. This can be soon that you really anticipated for. It is easy to get those years of service from your RV especially with proper maintenance. Here is a list of some of the maintenance tips you can take to maintain your RV.
1. Inspection of Roof Seals and RVs Seams
You should make it a priority to always inspect the state of your RV’s roof in case of leaks after a period of three months. It is common for water leaks to occur especially through the open seams which are present from the edges of the roof, vents, skylights and air condition unit.
When the water leaks, it ends up soaking the outer wood of the framework of the RV.
There is extensive water damage that is created through the inner ceiling panels which forms the space where water seeps. Any leaks on the roof can be solved by using a wide range of different sealants available in the market. It is recommend to ensure that the particular sealant is compatible with the RV’s roof material.
2. Tightening Wheel Rug Nuts and Checking Tire Pressure
Before going for your trip, you should ensure that you have tightened the lug nits for the RV. This is followed with measuring of the tire’s pressure to ensure you remain protected while on the road. The lugs nuts during all times of the trip should be tightened up.
You could end up losing a wheel while on the road when the lug nuts on your RV are not tightened up making it more dangerous. The tire’s pressure should also be checked thoroughly since an over inflation can lead to explosion of the wheel thus creating further damages.
The gas mileage to your RV can really be affected while you are on the road due to a resistance created due to an under inflation of your tires. Pressure changes in your RV can be affected by either a decrease or increase in temperature. When you leave your RV out in the winter cold, this will cause drastic fall in the tire’s pressure thus making it unsafe when riding on the road.
3. Checking RV’s Batteries
A common problem most people experience while on a trip is the occasional dead battery. Different batteries have different water levels while other batteries come in maintenance free. It remains your responsibility to ensure that the batteries are fully charged before embarking on your trip. Batteries have a shelf-life that lasts between three to five years. Additionally, you should always ensure that the water system is in check with the RV.