RV require special maintenance procedures in order to enjoy it for several years. It’s your traveling companion and we want it to stay that way for as long as possible. Here, we’ll explain everything that you will need to to know in order to take care of your home, on wheels.
Beyond a basic hand tool kit, there are some helpful tools and gear that you don’t want to leave home without. From tools that will make tire changing quick and painless, to DIY supplies that will help you salvage your vacation and get you back to the dealership for a permanent fix, we’re sharing the specialized gear you should add to your RV tool kit. Start with a basic hand tool kit, and then add in our suggestions below.
This fall, after you’ve done your inspection, repairs, and cleaning and are ready to store your RV for the winter, the best next step is to cover it up. If your RV normally spends the season exposed to the elements, we think it’s time to explore the many benefits of investing in an RV cover.
RVs come with a variety of exterior surfaces that need to be cleaned and maintained, from rubber roof membranes to fabric awnings, and each with specific care instructions. Applying protective products is an important maintenance step, as washing alone isn’t enough to keep your RV in top shape. UV rays are one of the leading factors for exterior damage, so it is vital to guard against them.
An unglamorous but important side of RV maintenance, keep foul odours at bay with tank treatments. While the black water tank is an obvious culprit for smells, don’t forget about the grey water tank. You want to treat each tank separately to combat odour and buildup.
The first trip of the year is often when issues arise, after an RV has been in storage all winter-long. So how do you prevent unexpected problems from ruining your vacation? After you’ve de-winterized and done your spring maintenance, we recommend taking a pre-season road trip.