As temperatures continue to rise, many people are prepping for vacation and travel. After all, travelers come out in droves during the warmer and more sunny months of the year. This is especially true when it comes to RV enthusiasts.
While the summer weather that gets people traveling might be good to relax in, it can bring a unique set of problems to your RV.
Not only do you want to keep your camper cool for better comfort, but you also want to ensure that it is kept in working order to ensure you don’t deal with preventable issues along the way. By taking on different summer maintenance beforehand, you should be able to maximize the enjoyment you are able to experience on your trip and avoid disaster. After all, who wants to have to waste their valuable vacation time fixing technical issues that could have just as easily been avoided. Likewise, no one wants to have to dip into their vacation fund to hire a mechanic for more serious issues.
While sustaining the right maintenance schedule for your vehicle is very important throughout the year, there are specific things that hold even greater importance during the warmer months.
For one, the ability to stay cool is paramount. After all, when you are traveling in your RV during the summer months, you won’t be able to get on without having a working AC system. Thus, it is very important to ensure that it is in working condition prior to heading out.
Therefore, you should look back and see when was the last time you took your RV in for a good look. You want to figure out the last time you performed routine maintenance on it because it is going to tell you whether or not you need to look under the hood before you head out.
There are certain steps that you will want to take in order to ensure that you are keeping up with the routine maintenance schedule that you should be utilizing on your rig. However, typically you want to stick to doing a couple of pertinent things. For one, you want to ensure that the filters you have installed are clean. You also want to try to run your hands around the seam that surrounds the unit in order to ensure that the seal is tight. Any leaks will need to be dealt with immediately. Water damage is easily one of the main causes of serious RV maintenance issues which is why you want to try to get ahead of these things before they spiral out of control.
Even if your RV’s HVAC system is running perfectly fine, it’s not going to matter if you don’t have a viable generator to pair along with it. That is unless you are staying at a campground that has its own power source.
As you are likely well aware, generators are not cheap at all. Because of this, you want to be proactive about keeping it in working order. Luckily, there is a lot that you can do with little effort to ensure that it is going to remain functioning for a long time.
Perhaps one of the more important things that you should be doing is giving it routine exercise. While you might think that the less you use it, the better it will perform, it’s actually the opposite. A generator is going to perform much better the more it is used.
You should also look at the oil levels in your generator to ensure that you are changing it regularly as you would with a vehicle. You also want to look at the air inlet system to ensure it doesn’t have any build-up that could cause issues.
By following these tips, you should be able to ensure that you are able to stay cool throughout your trip. Happy camping!