It I common to be worried about the years of service you can get from your RV. This can be soon that you really anticipated for. With proper maintenance of your RV, you can still get those years of service you have been anticipating for. Here is a list of some of the maintenance tips you can take to maintain your RV.
1. Constantly Inspecting Roof Seals and Seams to RVs
It is important to ensure that your regularly inspect the roof of your RV for any leaks after a period if three months. It is common for water leaks to occur especially through the open seams which are present from the edges of the roof, vents, skylights and air condition unit.
First the water would start soaking into the outer wood of the RVs framework.
This leads to seeping through the inner ceiling panels thus creating extensive water damage. There are various sealants available which can be used in patching the roof leaks on the RV. You should establish a level of compatibility between the sealant the RV’s roof material.
2. Tightening Wheel Rug Nuts and Checking Tire Pressure
Before going for your trip, you should ensure that you have tightened the lug nits for the RV. To ensure you are protected while on your trip, you should take measurements of the tire’s pressure. It is important to check the lug nuts of the RV to ensure they are not too loose when traveling and in the storage department.
It can prove to be dangerous when you lose a wheel while on the road since you have a pair of loose lug nuts. The tire’s pressure should also be checked thoroughly since an over inflation can lead to explosion of the wheel thus creating further damages.
Additionally, under inflated tires are also dangerous and create problems by creating more resistance while on the road which can affect the gas mileage. Changes in pressure is caused by the increase of decrease of temperature. When you leave your RV out in the winter cold, this will cause drastic fall in the tire’s pressure thus making it unsafe when riding on the road.
3. Checking Battery Levels
Many people are constantly affected with the problem of dead batteries while on their trip. There are various batteries with different water levels while others are maintenance free. You should always ensure that the batteries for your RV are fully charged before you start your trip. Three to five years ranks as the common shelf life of most of the batteries in the market. Another obligation that should be looked into is ensuring that the water system is in check with the RV.