As every RV owner knows, there can be bumps along any road. In order to prevent issues while on vacation, the best plan is to perform regular maintenance checks at home. Here are some quick maintenance tips to keep your RV in the best condition for making great memories.
Coming home from vacation can be bittersweet. Although you have missed your home, the thought of unpacking and cleaning your RV can be daunting. I recommend waiting until you’re fully rested and doing a full inventory and cleaning of the inside and outside of your RV. Not only is this a good time to check for leaks while washing the exterior you can also check that your drains are clean, tanks have been flushed and there is no stagnant water.
Inventory Electrical Components
Maybe on your last trip you noticed your cell phone wouldn’t charge from an outlet or someone left a light in the bathroom on that burned out. Check the following both while on batteries and plugged into electricity remember, don’t just plug into any outlet that fits your electrical plug in; check ratings before connecting:
-House battery life
Security is rarely something that crosses our mind until we already need it. Be sure to check compartment storage, tow vehicle compartments, entrance doors, and windows for tight seals, locking closures, and any broken or rusting hinges.
If you already own an RV, you know how important tire maintenance can be. A flat means a trip to the side of the road to replace with a spare or calling a tow truck. This can be a huge hassle when you had planned on having fun. When your RV is in storage make sure to use tire covers to prevent weathering and if possible use a jack to put the RV on blocks to remove unnecessary pressure from the tires. Moving your RV at least once every six months to redistribute weight on the storage side of the tire is also recommended.