5 RV Maintenance Tips You Need to Know

RV Maintenance Tips

Whether you’re a veteran RV driver or new to the RV lifestyle, it can be easy to forget some crucial RV maintenance tips that everyone needs to follow. If you own an RV, make sure you are doing all of the following practices courtesy of DoItYourself.com, and, if you’re missing one or more, course correct now to avoid problems (and costly repairs) in the future.

RV Maintenance Tips

  1. Run your generator. If you don’t regularly travel with your RV, you’ll still need to run your generator to avoid issues with gasoline shelf life (about 30 days). It is recommended that you run your generator for two hours a month at 50% capacity.
  2. Open your vents. Keep air flowing through your RV in the hot summer months to prevent crucial materials from breaking down.
  3. Keep it covered. Your roof is probably the least-seen part of your RV, but it is also very susceptible to damage. Keep it covered as much as possible with an RV port.
  4. Check your seals. Examine your window, door, and roof seals to make sure they are not allowing moisture inside. If any are breaking down, have them replaced.
  5. Lubricate your slide-out rails. If your slide-out rails aren’t lubricated, they will grow very squeaky. Worse, they could begin to rust and deteriorate. Lubricate them once or twice a year.

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