RV Maintenance Duties
When you own an RV, you intend to keep it in the best condition possible. There are simple things you can do yourself to keep it in great condition. 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. Leaks are normally as a result of open seams in the roof’s edges, vents, skylights, or air conditioning unit. If such water is left to leak in, it shall damage the insulation, then the inner ceiling layers. The cost of repairing such damage shall be extensive.
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. 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. It is not something to look forward to, having a dead battery in the middle of nowhere. There is every reason to keep your fully charged at all times. You need to monitor the age of the battery constantly. 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.
You should also do something about the wastewater system. You should not forget to keep the system well maintained. You do not want not want it clogging up on you.
There is also the RV’s brakes to look at. 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. If they start to show excessive wear and tear, replace them. You cannot compromise on safety.
You need to also do something about the oil. RVs do not need constant oil changes like small cars. But you need to as the turn of the seasons. Leaving the oil unchanged can cause the engine to die. You also need the air, fuel, coolant, and hydraulic filters changed regularly. These should be inspected whenever an oil change is being done.
You also need to keep the awning cleaned so that mold and mildew do not build up.
The electrical wiring shall also need the inspection. The connection to the tow vehicle is most important. There are some safety concerns in this. While towing, you need the brakes and lights functioning well.