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10 BASIC RV MAINTENANCE TIPS

One of the most important things to do to help keeping your RV’s value and to help it run properly is to maintain it properly. Your owners manual should indicate what it is you need to do to keep your RV in top condition. You can easily schedule an appointment with us at Parksville RV Repair.

Below is a list of 10 basic things you can do to maintain your RV:

  1. Ensure your RV has its oil and filter changed regularly.  Check your owners manual for their schedule recommendation. The last thing you need is to have your engine seize up due to low maintenance. Typically an oil change should happen every 5,000 to 7,000 kilometers.
  2. Don’t forget about your RV’s generator. Again, check your owners manual for service frequency. Ignoring this could easily cost you in excess of $9,000.00 in repairs. Built up on your carburetor could occur if you don’t run your generate regularly – even when stored for the winter.
  3. Regular replacement of the hydraulic, coolant, fuel and ai filters should also be part of your routine maintenance. Expensive repairs could result due to added fuel expense or overheating and oxidation in the hydraulic system.
  4. Every 6 months make sure that you check the roof seals and seams to prevent any water damage.
  5. For your safety and for others on the road, brakes also need to be maintained as specified in your owners manual.
  6. Using biodegradable RV toilet paper will help to keep your waste water system in proper condition.
  7. In the event you have a rubber roof, the sun can cause damage.Inspect your roof twice a year and treat it at least one every year.
  8. Before heading out on any trip, always check your tire pressure and ensure all your lug nuts are secure.
  9. Check your batteries before every trip and deep-cycle every 3 to 5 years.
  10. To avoid freezing and breaking, your battery should be removed in the wintertime and kept some place warm. Failure to do so could void your warranty.