RV Maintenance Duties
You need to do something about the maintenance of your RV. You have certain maintenance duties you can carry out yourself. There are also others which you shall need a professional maintenance crew to have a go at it. Either way, you need to ensure proper maintenance practices are there to keep your RV in the best possible.
There is the roof that needs inspection for leaks. Leaks can happen through any 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. You need the RV’s wheel lug units and tire pressure set right if the vehicle is to be safe to use. 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 will also need attention. It is not something to look forward to, having a dead battery in the middle of nowhere. It should be kept fully charged at all times. You need to also check on the age of the battery. Normally, you will have to think of buying another when yours reaches three years of age. There is a need to plan for a need one then.
The wastewater system also need attention. You need to have this system well maintained. If it is not, the chances of it clogging are high.
You also need to do something about the RV’s brakes. RVs are heavy vehicles, whose brakes need to function well for your safety and that of other motorists. 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 you need to as the turn of the seasons. Neglecting to change the oil is inviting potential disaster when the engine dies. You also need the air, fuel, coolant, and hydraulic filters changed regularly. These ahold also be addressed at the oil change session.
You also need to keep the awning cleaned so that mold and mildew do not build up.
While inspecting the electrical wiring, you need to be certain there is a proper connection. This is especially the connection to the tow vehicle. There are some safety concerns in this. You need it for the brakes and the lights to work while towing.