Quick and Easy Care and Maintenance for Your RV
recreational vehicle can certainly introduce you to
the romance of the road. You really don't know how
many adventures await you... but, in order to ensure that your journey
is safe, it is important that you engage in some simple
maintenance. Here are some tips for keeping your rig
rolling on the road:
the beginning of each season, be sure to do a hardware
check. This means you will need to lubricate buttons,
handles, and threaded knobs. However, be careful that
you don't get petroleum-based lubricants on your RV
awning fabric. If you are going to leave your awning
on during extended during rainstorms, be sure to lower
one end. Also, be sure to clean your awning periodically
in order to fight dust and mildew.
Tabs on the Running Gear
also want to check the running gear, including the
axles, springs, spring hangers, and spring shackles.
It's best to do this when you have your bearings lubricated.
The spring shackles on high-mileage units should be
recommend that you lubricate your wheel bearing every
12 months or 12,000 miles. Bearings on boat trailers
should be lubricated at least once each year -- more
if the trailer is in the water frequently. Remember
to replace grease seals when you do the bearings,
and check the brake shoes for grease contamination.
want to make sure there's appropriate air pressure
in your RV tires before venturing out onto the highway.
In addition, be sure to check for sidewall cracking
or bulges. If your tires have numerous deep cracks,
it's probably a good idea to get a new set of tires
for your RV.
Maintain Your RV Air Conditioner in Working Order
number of RV owners complain that their air conditioners
don't work well. The problem is usually related to
trouble with the electrical supply. If you have an
air conditioner on your vehicle, use a voltage monitor
in order to maintain a constant check of the voltage
being used. Otherwise, you might run the risk of damaging
the unit. If you use you're a/c often, it is wise
to have it serviced at the beginning of each season.