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Things to Do in an RV Maintenance Session
Having an RV needs you to maintain it in the best possible condition. 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. 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. Leaks are normally as a result of 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. The cost of repairing such damage shall be extensive.
You also need to do something about the tires. The RV’s wheel lug units and tire pressure should be kept proper if they are to help keep the vehicle 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. You need them to also check on the tire pressure.
The battery will also need attention. You do not want to have to deal with a dead battery while out there. There is every reason to keep your 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 need to think of getting a new one.
The wastewater system is another critical area. 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. 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. Safety is a critical issue here.
You need to also do something about the oil. RVs can go for long without oil changes. But you need to do so when the seasons change. Leaving the oil unchanged can cause the engine to die. You should also do that for the air, fuel, coolant, and hydraulic filters. These ahold also be addressed at the oil change session.
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. This is especially the connection to the tow vehicle. There are safety concerns to consider. You need it for the brakes and the lights to work while towing.