RV maintenance is important because buying RVs are expensive. You should do a proper maintenance and take a good care of this vehicle. Of course, you should do it routinely while repairing any issues that may appear.
In fact, many RV owners are not aware about their motorhome maintenance and how to do it properly. Others ignore the maintenance because they are thinking that their vehicle is always fine. They have no troubles to repair until one day they have a big regret because they cannot save their budget.
So, it is important to know about RV maintenance checklist if you just have a new RV right now.
RV Maintenance Guide For Beginners
Check Your RV Manuals
This is a little book but it provides you super important information about your RV and the rig. If you do not know where the owner manual is, you can search it online. There are many PDF-formed manuals available so you can print and then save it to your computer.
By using this RV manual, you can check out your RV maintenance schedule. You can make reminders in your phone or check your calendar anytime you should do routine maintenance so everything goes properly.
Pull your manual anytime you repair or perform any maintenance you are not familiar with. This manual can provide you tips to do everything properly, including any little information about your rig.
Do Regular RV Maintenance Checklist
Keep your RV so it is on its best shape by preventing any breakdowns or serious issues. The best way is to do routine maintenance. If you do not know what kinds of routine tasks to do, you should use this RV maintenance checklist
RV oil change, check fluid levels, check RV battery for corrosion and connection by cleaning and adjusting it, check all pipes and water lines so there are no leaks,
Flush out the holding tanks,
Every 6 months checklist:
Brake testing, parts replacement, visible wiring, overheating, corrosion, dirt, lighting fixtures, converter (if any loose connections), check all outlets (by using AC plug tester), clean water tank, remove water heater from debris replace the anode rod, check torque, check nuts and bolts and hitch, reseal all seam including on the roof, clean slide rubber seals, clean lubricate awning, clean roof and exterior parts, clean A/C covers and refrigerator, check propane lines from leaks, check hardware from obstructions.
Yearly RV Maintenance:
Clean wheel bearings, repack wheel bearings, clean and lube hitch.
RV Maintenance Every 3 Year:
Replace RV tires
Winterize the water system
Maintenance Before Every Trip
- Check tires from cracks, wear
- Check tires for the correct pressure
- Pay attention on the signal, marker lights, and brakes