Things to Do in an RV Maintenance Session
When you own an RV, you intend to keep it in the best condition possible. You can attend to some of the maintenance duties yourself. Then there are those which you need a professional to have a look at. Either way, you need to ensure proper maintenance practices are there to keep your RV in the best possible.
You need to do regular RV roof inspection for leaks. Leaks can happen through any 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 also need to do something about the tires. The RV’s wheel lug units and tire pressure are critical areas of concern if you expect to remain safe on the roads. These lugs tend to loosen when the RV is in storage, or after a long period of usage. It is therefore important to check up on those before setting out on your journey. The same applies to tire pressure, which tends to change with changes in temperature.
They the need to inspect the battery. A dead battery out there is a dangerous thing to happen to you. It should be kept fully charged at all times. You need to monitor the age of the battery constantly. If you have used it for close to three years, you need to start budgeting for another. You need to think of getting a new one.
The wastewater system also need attention. You should not forget to keep the 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. An RV is a large and bulky vehicle which needs powerful brakes to stop it at all times. 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. An RV does not need the oil change as frequently as a car. But you need to as the turn of the seasons. If you do not, you can cause the engine to die. You should also do that for the air, fuel, coolant, and hydraulic filters. These need attention every time there is an oil change.
You also, need to have the awnings inspected for damage.
While inspecting the electrical wiring, you need to be certain there is a proper connection. The connection to the tow vehicle is most important. There are some safety concerns in this. You need it if the brakes and lights are to work properly.