RV Maintenance Tips for Long Term Use

To ensure maximum usage of your RV, there are key RV maintenance tips that can help you get the most use out of your vehicle this year – and for years to come.

Preventive Maintenance    

The goal of preventive maintenance is to prevent or identify a problem with your RV before it exists – especially before you hit the road. Taking steps such as inspecting, lubricating and adjusting the components of your RV will prevent mechanical problems and breakdowns that could have been avoided. Washing your RV often will allow you to inspect each area of your vehicle and remove damaging dirt and grime that can corrode and harm your RV components. Checking all your fluid levels before a long trip is also important and can prevent you from getting stuck on the side of the road.

Scheduled Maintenance

Routinely throughout the year certain things should be done to ensure your RV is running at an optimum level. This includes checking the tire pressure at regular intervals, performing oil changes every 3,000 to 4,500 miles, and maintaining your brakes by changing brake pads before they are damaged and run down. It is also important to replace water filters regularly, as most do not last more than 6 months, and to make sure you maintain the water tank by using a water heater tank rinser to remove calcium buildup inside the tank. Batteries that power items such as your CO2 monitor and fire alarm should be changed routinely as well for safety.

On-the-Go Repairs

For quick repairs while out on the road there are a few products you should always keep on hand. Tools such as wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers and flashlights among others should always be on board to perform quick fixes. Other products such as spray lubricants, motor oil, transmission fluid, and antifreeze can be helpful to keep the RV moving.  

 

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