Winter is a good time to take care of annual maintenance chores and make any needed repairs to your RV. RV maintenance covers four critical areas:
- RV systems (water, electric, batteries, etc.)
We recently discussed engine and RV systems maintenance. Today we focus on maintaining the exterior and interior of your RV.
- Regularly performed exterior maintenance can significantly extend the life of your RV. Because of its constant exposure to the elements, debris and damaging ultraviolet light and collected debris, the roof of your RV requires regular inspection. Roof seals should be carefully inspected about every 3 months. Pay special attention to seals around vents and antennas. If your rig has a rubber roof, follow the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions. Window seals should also be inspected every 3 months. To protect your RV’s finish, wash it regularly, wax it once or twice a year and keep it covered when not in use.
- In addition to regular cleaning (consult the owner’s manual for appropriate cleaning products), interior maintenance must guard against condensation and the mold it can cause. Watch windows and wall surfaces for signs of condensation and make sure your RV is well ventilated in both winter and summer. Install vent covers so you can keep your rig vented while you’re on the road and during rain storms.