The change in the seasons is the perfect reminder to give your RV a touch-up. Regular maintenance is one of the best ways to get the most out of your vehicle. Our tips for RV maintenance are simple, but they can have a profound effect on the longevity of your RV.
Change Your Oil Regularly
Many people follow the adage that oil is like the blood of a vehicle. The oil becomes thick and contaminated over time, and as the bad oil circulates in your RV’s system, the metal parts of the engine begin to rub together and lose integrity. If engine oil goes unattended for too long, it can result in your engine locking up. Make sure to change your oil according to your owner manual’s suggestion.
Inspect Your Roof
Periodically checking the seals on your roof can save you hundreds of dollars from water damage. Addressing any loose seals immediately is always best.
Maintain Your Awnings
Small rips, tears, or cracks in your awning can become big problems if you don’t address them in a timely manner. Awnings are constantly exposed to the elements, and moisture can also cause mold or mildew growth. Inspecting your awning regularly will help you catch any issues early and let you know when it’s time to find an RV awning replacement fabric.
Properly Maintain Your Tires
Before you pull out for a long haul, make sure that your lug nuts are secure and that your tire pressure is at the recommended psi. Your tires carry the weight of the RV, and a tire malfunction can have dire consequences. Replacing and rotating the tires as the owner’s manual suggests can extend the life of your tires, as well. Properly maintained tires also improve gas mileage by creating the right amount friction as the vehicle move, which means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard.
Our simple steps are just to help you get the “wheel” rolling with ideas. How do you keep your RV running in tip-top shape? We would love to hear about your RV maintenance routine down in the comments section below.