Recreational Vehicle Maintenance

Recreational vehicle maintenance is critical to eliminate frustration, inconvenience and to ensure your travel safety. Parts and supplies can be purchased inexpensively so you can do RV maintenance and repair yourself. Follow our RV maintenance tips and keep your RV looking new.

Recreational Vehicle Maintenance

RV Maintenance Tips

RV parts supplies can be purchased inexpensively to keep your RV looking new.

This RV travel preparation checklist can help you to keep your RV looking and running great.  As a fulltime Rver you should make a habit of inspecting your home regularly and performing necessary repairs and automotive upkeep.

  • Annual Services: Each year you should have a certified technician check the essential systems of your RV including: the propane system, appliances, batteries, generator, oil, filter, trailer wheel bearings, and brake system. Replace any broken RV parts.

  • Roof Care: Regular cleaning and recreational vehicle maintenance of your roof prevents leaks and water damage. You should inspect your roof for overall condition and needed repairs. Make sure to check all the seals, vents, skylights, antennas, and any other rooftop RV accessories. Also check the seals at corners and edges where the walls attach. Cleaning your roof will reveal problems you may not otherwise notice. Resealing or re-coating of fiberglass or aluminum roof surfaces may be necessary if your roof is aging.

  • Tire Safety: To make sure your tires are road ready follow the manufacturer's specifications for correct inflation. Make sure there is 1/32; of tread depth of each tire and check the sidewalls for cracks or cuts in the tires. Lastly torque wheel nuts to manufacturer's specifications. Don't forget to check your spare tire also!

  • Chassis Checks: If you have a tow vehicle for your travel trailer of fifth-wheel you should make sure to check the oil, coolant, power steering, brake and transmission fluid, and replace or fill as needed. Fill the windshield washer fluid, and replace your wipers if they are damaged.

  • Emergency Alarms: Be sure to check the batteries in your smoke detector, carbon monoxide and propane detectors. Test each one to make sure they are functional. One very important RV maintenance check should be your fire extinguisher to determine if it is fully charged and ready for use.

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