Advice for Keeping Your RV Running Smoothly

Advice for Keeping your RV running smoothly

If you’re the owner of an RV, you will want to pay attention to this advice regarding important preventative maintenance routines to keep it running smoothly.

As the spring approaches in Texas, you might be thinking about hitting the road in your RV with your family. One great place to make a reservation for a stopover is Stonebridge RV Park in Sweeny, Texas. Stonebridge is within an hour of beautiful gulf-coast beaches and the Houston world-renown medical center.

But don’t make the mistake the taking off on your road-trip without ensuring you’ve done all the preventative maintenance on your RV to ensure you’re travels are as hassle free as possible.

It’s not that unexpected things won’t happen, but by routinely caring for your vehicle, you’ll find trips to be more about having fun instead of having to deal with problems. Depending on where you’re traveling, parts and services are not all easily accessible.

Once you make sure that your RV is running perfectly, you and your family can depart on a short or extended road-trip and take advantage of all the world has to offer. Watch this video for some tips on keeping your RV running smoothly. Following this advice, you’ll be ready for your next long-term RV camping trip.

Let’s take another look at the advice and main highlights you want to be sure to include in your checklist:

  • Check all the fluids regularly (oil, wiper, brake, power-steering, transmission and windshield washer);
  • Tires should be checked before every trip (look for cracks, cuts, bulges);
  • Check air filters routinely;
  • Wipers should be changed every six months if you are on the road routinely and every year otherwise (wipers become brittle and won’t do the job);
  • Many RVs have dual-batteries. Extend the life of your batteries by properly recharging. Check your batteries before each trip for leakage or crystallization, which may mean there is an issue.
  • Radiator coolant should be checked before every trip. Antifreeze helps your RV in cold and hot temperatures.
  • All hoses and clamps should be checked for cracks, breaks and leaks on a regular basis.

Another good resource for a PM checklist for your RV was put together by the creator of RV University. You’ll find lots of tips on his website.

No matter your source for implementing a consistent and thorough preventative maintenance routine, just be sure you keep it up on a regular basis.

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