RVing can be the fulfilling adventure you’ve dreamed of, but nobody wants unexpected mishaps or expenses to ruin their travels. But thankfully, you can ensure a happy and safe vacation by keeping your RV in good shape. Keeping track of regular RV maintenance can help you avoid any small issues that could arise. We recommend making a checklist of these RV care tips for maintenance, and keeping it in an easy location so you can enjoy years of fun on the road, avoid costly repairs, and keeping your RV in the best condition.
Exterior RV Care
- Check tires for heavy wear before leaving for your trip.
- Keep tires inflated to recommended specifications
- Keep lug nuts tightened to proper torque settings
- Check the tire pressure often
- Use an RV carport or cover to protect the exterior and roof of your RV from sun damage. Replacing an RV roof is very costly, and these RV carports or covers can be easily installed for much less!
- Clean the RV roof on a regular basis, checking the roof seals and seams at least every six months
- The RV roof should be inspected 2-4 times a year to check for leaks or other damage
- Repair or patch any leaks you may find with sealants compatible with your RV roof
- Lubricate slide out rails once or twice a year, protecting them from deterioration due to rust or corrosion
This is an easy and inexpensive upkeep tip that will help avoid costly repairs!
Interior RV Care
Clean your RV thoroughly after each trip! Routine cleaning will help keep the interior sparkling and in beautiful condition.
- Wipe down kitchen and bathroom
- Strip down beds and replace with fresh sheets before the next trip
- Vacuum, sweep, and mop the floors
- Keep extras of light bulbs, toilet paper, and batteries on hand. These items go out at the most inconvenient times, but you won’t be caught unprepared if you keep an extra stash in your RV. Make sure you update the stash upon return from a trip or before leaving for the next.
- Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers checked and replace the batteries regularly. Nothing is more important than the safety of you and your loved ones.
Internal RV Care
Your RV needs regular maintenance, just like other vehicles on the road. Before you begin your year of travels, schedule maintenance for your RV:
- Brakes checked
- Oil changed
- Plumbing, battery, and generator checked
- Air filters changed
Prioritizing routine maintenance can help keep your RV in excellence condition and avoid unnecessary breakdowns. Scheduling this maintenance ahead of time can help you stay a step ahead and not forget about necessary routine checks.
Our skilled RV technicians are friendly and qualified mechanics, and we’re happy to help you with any repair or maintenance that will help make sure you have the worry-free vacation you deserve. Contact us today for more information or if you have any questions about your RV’s needs!