A recreational vehicle is an expensive investment, but the leisure time and family bonding it affords is second to none. To protect your investment and keep your RV running like new, there are some essential maintenance tips you need to follow. Here are some maintenance tips that will keep your RV in tip-top shape.
Use and Maintain Seals
Seals can prevent moisture from entering your RV from the outside. Unfortunately, seals are not designed to last forever. Inefficient seals allow water and moisture to leak into the interior of your RV. This can cause mold to grow and can damage surfaces inside your vehicle. Every three months you should inspect your door and window seals and make sure that they are in proper working order. You should also check your roof seals twice each year. If you notice any cracks or water stains, it is time to replace your seals.
Keep Vents Open
During times when you are not using your RV over the summer, keep your vents open to prevent overheating. If you keep the vents closed, the interior of the RV can reach temperatures that are dangerous for many materials that exist inside the vehicle. The heat can deteriorate seals, seams, and even flooring. Make sure you keep your vents open but keep your exterior vents covered, as this allows air to move throughout the interior while preventing rain water from entering the vehicle.
Cover the Roof
If you would like to extend the working life of your RV, it is important to maintain its roof. Use an RV cover or store your vehicle under a carport in order to protect the roof from environmental hazards. You may forget about this aspect of maintenance since you typically cannot see the roof of the RV, but its condition is important for the overall functioning of the RV nonetheless.
For more essential maintenance tips for your RV, call Motor Sportsland at (801) 262-2921. We are a Utah based RV dealership that provides high quality RV repairs and maintenance. For more information about our travel trailers and RVs, please feel free to visit our website. If you live in the Utah area, stop by and meet with us to find or call us to schedule service for your RV.