Whether new or experienced, a large number of RV owners get confused whenever the topic of springtime maintenance comes up. Sure, there is no denying that there are hundreds, if not thousands of checklists available online. You may even come across tips from self-professed RV “experts”, but the ones we are about to discuss in this piece are arguably the best. Why? Because we will be talking about three of the most fundamental things you should check in your RV to make sure it is spring and summer ready.
Begin with the Tires on the RV
Keeping your RV parked in a storage for weeks or even months can deteriorate your tire in more ways than one. Inactivity can reduce the PSI levels of your tires and even lead to punctures. Recreational vehicles parked inside storage often lose around three percent of the PSI each month. This essentially means your tires have incredibly low air pressure, a disaster waiting to happen.
It would be best if you double checked each tire’s pressure with the help of an inflation gauge. If your tire has any glaring issues, consider getting an auto repair professional to look into the matter.
Thoroughly Examine the Batteries on an RV
Batteries are quite similar to tires in the sense that they lose their charge due to inactivity. In a large number of cases, RV owners tend to remove the battery and store it somewhere else to prevent deterioration. However, this does not guarantee that your battery will be in optimal condition once you store it back and start your car.
More often than not, RV owners still experience battery related issues after bringing it out of storage. One of the biggest reasons why this happens is internal leakage. Believe it or not, completely charged batteries can easily lose around fifteen percent of their current, which is why charging your battery completely before getting your RV out for a ride would be a wise choice.
It would also help if you get a professional repairman to examine your battery to steer clear from surprises while on the road.
Inspect the Oil Level
Inspect the oil level of your RVs generator by following the owner’s manual. You should also inspect the generator’s exhaust system prior to running it. You can cause significant damage to your generator by running it without checking for wear and tear. It could result in costly repairs and lower your RVs quality by tenfold.
If your generator was not active for months, running it for a couple of hours will help you spot any issues. Checking the load rating of your generator would also be a good idea. You can do this by checking the instruction manual provided by the manufacturer.