1. Winterize your vehicle
Winterizing is one of the most important things you can do for RV maintenance. It’s done before winter hits, and involves treating the plumbing system, tires, and a number of other things to protect your RV from the cold. Although a lot of maintenance can be DIY, it’s very important that winterizing is done correctly, which is why we recommend getting professional RV service. However, if you’d like to save money on service fees, stop by our dealership and we’d be happy to give you advice on winterizing your vehicle yourself.
2. Coolants are key!
Antifreeze is one component of the winterization process and something you should certainly always keep up with. Checking your RV coolant level regularly prevents buildup, which can lead to serious engine damage. Inspecting your coolant is one of those things that if done regularly, will save you lots of money in the long run!
3. Extending the life of your tires
This goes without saying, but taking good care of your tires is one of the best things you can do when it comes to RV service. Make sure they are fully pressurized before every trip, and store them properly when not in use— for example, keeping them out of direct sunlight. Have them inspected about once a year, and try to clean your tires as often as you clean the body of your RV.
New RVers sometimes overlook how costly it can be to replace appliances, so take care of them now to save money later! Check for bugs and dirt regularly, and after each trip, make sure to clean out your fridge—who knows how long it will be before you use it again! (Hint: a fresh container of baking soda can keep the fridge from smelling.)
5. Caring for your Roof
Ideally, your RV’s roof should be inspected about 2-3 times each year. This is something you can do yourself in order to save money on RV service fees, or stop by our service center for a free roof inspection. Check seals for cracking and wear, and replace them at the first signs of damage. This way, you can fix signs of warping, cracking and leaking before any serious problems occur. Doing this after your RV has been in storage is especially important.
Keeping up with regular RV maintenance is important to ensure the long life of your vehicle and to save money on costly repairs.
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