Things to Do in an RV Maintenance Session
You need to do something about the maintenance of your RV. You can attend to some of the maintenance duties yourself. You also have others which you need a professional to come to take a look at. In each case, there is a need for proper maintenance of the RV if it is to serve its purpose well.
You need to do regular RV roof inspection for leaks. You will experience leaks when there are open seams in the roof’s edges, vents, skylights, or air conditioning unit. Water getting through those holes shall damage the insulation, then the inner layers of the ceiling. Attempting to fit it at that point shall be an experienced service to undertake.
You need the tires also to be checked out. You need the RV’s wheel lug units and tire pressure set right if the vehicle is to be safe to use. When the RV is in storage, or in use for a long time, these lugs tend to loosen. Before going on a holiday, you need those checked out as well. The same applies to tire pressure, which tends to change with changes in temperature.
The battery will also need attention. It is not something to look forward to, having a dead battery in the middle of nowhere. You need it fully charged at all times. You need to also check on the age of the battery. After three years, a well-maintained unit shall start to show signs of wear and tear. You should start planning for a new one.
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. Considering the size of an RV, you cannot risk it having its brakes in poor condition if it is to remain a safe vehicle on the road. In case they start wearing off, you need to replace them. This is for the sake of safety.
An oil change is also part of the maintenance process. An RV does not need the oil change as frequently as a car. But you need to do so when the seasons change. Leaving the oil unchanged can cause the engine to die. You also need the air, fuel, coolant, and hydraulic filters changed regularly. These need attention every time there is an oil change.
There also needs to become attentive to the awning.
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. While towing, you need the brakes and lights functioning well.