Summer is here, and you are excited to get out and begin your RV adventure! Before any vacation, it is a good idea to prepare. When it comes to RVing, inspect your RV for any maintenance problems! While going to your local RV dealer for a pre-trip inspection is always a good idea, there are some things you can check out yourself!
Check Your Battery
It’s the morning of your RV trip, you go to turn on your RV and…“click…click”…your battery is dead. Do yourself a favor and check your battery every couple of months. Motorhomes and travel trailers alike rely heavily on batteries. Make sure you’re turning your battery off when you leave your coach in storage for the season.
Check your Air Conditioner
Florida is one hot and humid state and you would be doing yourself a favor to test your AC unit before you get into the wild. Nothing is worse than being stuck in the middle of nowhere with no cooling system. Things to look for are leaks, cracks, unusual noises and dirty filters. If you see any problems, make sure to schedule an appointment with your RV dealer.
Check your Tires
Checking the quality of your tires is important for travel trailers and motorhomes. Make sure the tread on your tires are in good shape and that each tire is inflated to it’s proper PSI. If you don’t have the tools to check this on your own, have a RV technician check for you. In Florida, where there is often rain every afternoon, it’s important to have healthy tires for the road.
To insure an enjoyable vacation to your local state park, check everything. Here is a short list of things to look for.
Start your motorhome
Make sure your generator is working
Empty your black and gray tanks
Fill your water tank
Open/close drawers to insure they are working
Do a visual inspection of the roof for leaks or cracks
Test sinks for water flow
Make sure fridge is working
If any of these items are not working or out of commission, schedule an appointment with your local RV Service Department. Do you have any more ideas for RV maintenance and repair before a big trip? Share them in the comments below! Don’t forget to share these valuable RV tips with your friends on Facebook. Happy RVing!
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