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Keep Your RV Well Maintained For The Road


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The purchase of a recreational vehicle is not cheap, so to keep your investment in good working order you must spend time maintaining it. Spending time and effort doing this will be well spent, as it will maximize your enjoyment of owning the vehicle for the long term. What could be worse then loading it up, getting the family organized only for it to breakdown before you arrive at your RV parking destination or even have an electrical problem once you arrive at your destination? A weekend of arguments between everybody, which would spoil what should have been a relaxing get away.

The recreational vehicle you have just bought, whether it was new or used, will of come with an essential engine maintenance schedule. This should be located in the service guidebook. It will explain the vital checks that you can and should do yourself, without having to take it to the dealer. These things will include, explaining how to top up the oil, refill the screen wash and how to check all the external lights are working correctly. It will also give you the correct air pressure for the tires.

This is vital to a safe journey, not only does having the correct pressure help save fuel, but in the case of having to break to avoid an accident it will help the stability of such a large vehicle. All these checks can be followed in the service book at the schedule stated for the vehicle but if you need any advice please contact either the dealership or www.RVstorageInfo .com.

As well as keeping the engine serviced and running well, the interior of the vehicle should be checked to keep your R. V. well maintained for the road. Once you have arrived at your destination, this will be your home for the next few days or however long your trip is for. When you stay at home you keep it clean and change internal bulbs so why should your recreational vehicle be any different?

Doing weekly checks on the vehicle is just like taking pride in your home. Keep all the areas clean and dirt free. Insects and rodents love easy pickings of free food and making a new place to live. This will generally not happen when the vehicle is on the move as the human inhabitants will cause them too much of a problem, it will generally happen when the vehicle is being stored.

These vermin can cause major problems not only from a hygiene perspective but they can also get into the plumbing system looking for water or even in more extreme circumstances they can chew through cables or pipes breaking electricity circuits to causing leaks in water pipes. This not to mention the lice or bugs that can find a new home in the bed or sofas and give the human visitors a nasty, irritating bite or even an allergic reaction which again will cause any vacation time to be a miserable time.

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