Keeping up with your RV is just as important as keeping up with the maintenance requirements of your car. Though you may not use it as regularly, camper maintenance is crucial when it comes to avoiding unnecessary and costly repairs! Sure, there will be things that require repair, but with these few maintenance tips from our team at Timbucktu RV, you can be sure that your RV will last longer than you thought.
Run the Generator
When a generator sits for long periods without running, you risk the generator losing power despite it being off. In general, a generator should run every so often, so that it is “exercising” its abilities. Just like with a backup generator for your home, if it sits, pieces could just stop working. Keeping even a minimal amount of gas in the generator is another tip that proves useful in lifespan and convenience!
Watch the Seals
The seals on your camper play an extremely important role. If something should happen to the seals, you risk the chance of leaks. Depending where the leak is located, serious frame and internal damage may occur. Why take the risk when seals are easy to check and fix. At the first sign of trouble, do yourself a favor and make the needed repairs.
Check Fluid Levels Frequently
As with any motorized vehicle, ensuring fluid levels are where they should be is crucial. A few items include coolant, engine oil, windshield wiper fluid and so on. Also, keep an eye on the gas tank! While you may think you filled it up last year, you may have forgotten.
Don’t Ignore the Toilet
It’s not a glamorous job, but keeping an RVs waste system in good condition is a must. Without the right care, things can get messy really fast. One way to keep your system operating at ideal levels is to invest in biodegradable RV toilet paper and flush the system regularly with specially designed products. By using such items, you can feel more comfortable knowing that clogs are less of a concern.
Resealing Rubber Roofs
Some campers have rubber roofs. If this sounds familiar, it’s imperative to realize that rubber roofs need to be protected and treated every year. By taking the time to reseal the roof, you’ll help maintain the integrity and continue to protect you and your family from outside elements.
RVs are known for road trips and campers more-so for seasonal parked adventures. Either way, blown out tires are typically not on the agenda. With a quick tire pressure check, you can have peace of mind that when you hit the road, you’ll get where you’re going!
Since RV and camper repair can be avoided with proper maintenance, why wouldn’t you take the time to save yourself a headache or two? And don’t worry, if you’re not sure where to start, our team at Timbucktu RV is here to help! Contact our team today to learn more (508) 459-1132!