It is a time we talk about the vacation that you have been anticipating. The question I should be asking is “Have you been taking care of the RV you are going to use?”. You are setting yourself up for some unexpected challenges along the way if your answer is “NO.” If your answer is “YES,” then be ready to enjoy your road trip or camp.
For your camping to be fun with minimal challenges, it is always a good idea that you properly maintain the RV you are going to use before the D-day of your road trip. This article will provide you with the great tips that will help avoid the road trip malfunction and stay on the road longer having less or no problems.
Regular and proper maintenance on an RV is involving. Hence, it is recommended you take the RV to your best mechanic unless you are committed to doing it yourself. There is a lot you can be involved in between the scheduled maintenance visits to make sure that the next camping or road trip does not result in your RV breaking down unexpectedly.
Keep Up With Scheduled Maintenance
It is recommended that you always keep up with your RV’s scheduled maintenance. The most frequent engine maintenance is an oil change; however, you are required to alter other fluids, spark plugs, belts, hoses, and filters on a regular basis. While changing the fluids, do not forget to change the generator’s oil.
Check The RV’s Appliances
In your maintenance schedule, also check your RV’s appliances if they are all working properly. The appliances to be checked include the Hot Water Heater. In case you have Hot Water Heater trouble, it is recommended you buy a new water heater or take it to an expert to fix it. Hot Water Heater trouble can be so annoying during camping since you will be involved in various outdoor activities and at the end of the day, you would need a warm shower to keep your body fresh and cool.
Check Fluid Levels
Your expert mechanic will inspect and fill all of the fluids when you take the RV for maintenance. However, it is recommended you check the fluid levels yourself too. It is simple and easy enough to inspect your coolant and oil since the engine may end up getting destroyed if you run too low on coolant or oil.
Check Your Battery
At one point or the other, corrosion might build up on the battery terminals. This may prevent the battery from functioning well. It is recommended you loosen the battery cables, clean the battery cable connections as well as the terminals using a mixture of water and baking soda. Properly rinse, dry and then reattach the cables. Take a look at the battery’s water level and add distilled water if required.
Check The Engine Compartment
While you are inspecting the battery and the fluids levels, it is a good idea to inspect the whole engine compartment. Check if all the hoses are firmly attached. Also, check if the belts feel tight and your engine compartment is clean. Make sure there are no leaks or oil stains at the engine compartment. It is okay to find some leaves or dust which you can just remove them.
Check The Tires
Ensure that the tires are well inflated to make sure safe handling of the RV as well as assist you to get maximum fuel economy. Inspect the tread and wear patterns. The wear should be even and minimal.
If you are planning to go for a road trip, it is a good idea to properly maintain the RV you are to use as well as consider updating the insurance policy to cover the unexpected accidents along the way. Following the above tips before embarking on a road trip will save you time and money from the unexpected challenges that might occur.
Author Bio: Stella Grant My name is Stella Grant. I am the founder of Speedfinal.com . Automotive is my passion, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with everyone.