Checking your sealants two times on a monthly basis
You should check the rubber sealants bordering the windows just to ensure the sealants are firm and there are no cracks and snaps. If there are broken or snapped or unfastened sealants, air will enter, creating drips and tipples.
Checking your batteries
Undercharging and overcharging are two reasons why recreational vehicle batteries get damaged. Given below are seven useful tips to protect your RV battery:
- Recharge your battery at 80%, will stop sulfation
- Don’t allow an RV battery discharge under 10.5 volts
- Lower the intensity of discharge of the battery. It will enhance the battery’s life
- If there is a battery disconnect switch in your recreational vehicle, you have to ensure that it is turned off when the vehicle is not in use
- Check the electrolyte levels of the battery regularly. Pour distilled water if needed. It will protect your lead acid batteries.
- Charge your RV batteries in phases if required.
- You should only water the batteries once the charge has completed if the plates are not let out before charging. When the plates are let out, you should pour sufficient water to submerge the plates. You can use a digital voltmeter to assess the state of the battery.
Checking your battery water level is important since it will help you make sure that the battery will contain their charge. The water level is to be checked regularly.
Checking pressure of tires
Checking pressure of tire helps you stop malfunction and reduce your fuel consumption rate.
Clear your holding tanks on a regular basis
You should flush the black and gray water tanks regularly so that your vehicle is not infected with bacteria and there is no stench or pungent smell in your car.
Run your generator under 50% load for 2 hours every month
If you keep the RV idle for a number of months, then it is harmful for the generator. You should run the generator under a small load for a limited period of time on a monthly basis so that it remains prepared to hit the road.
Tighten lug nuts prior to every journey
This will ensure that your entire wheel assembly is in order.
Winterize your RV every fall
Winterizing your RV will save it from cold temperature and absence of use. Obviously, you have to do it in the fall or prior to winter.
Keep your equipments clean
Keeping your gadgets and equipments clean will make sure that there are no blockages or contamination.
Look after your rubber roof every year
Repairing your rubber roof every year will stop it from cracks, seepages, and buckling.
Use lubricants to the gaskets and slide rails two times annually
Use lubricants to the gasket and slide rails of the recreational vehicle rightly so that no friction takes place. This will help keep the slide rails in excellent state in any season of the year.
Go for a RV Rewards Club Membership
Purchase a recreational vehicle from a RV reward club and you will get a number of benefits such as rewards points, service discounts, reimbursement benefits and priority service.
If you go by the RV maintenance tips given above, it is very much possible that you can easily save thousands of dollars as repairing costs.