15 Summer RV Maintenance Tips [Infographic]
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Summer is the best time of the year to RV, but the sun and road can take a toll. These summer maintenance tips will help keep your RV in great shape wherever you go.
1. To prevent overheating, top off your motor oil and radiator, transmission, power steering and brake fluids.
2. Check your air filter. If it’s dirty and clogged, replace with a new one.
3. Check your battery fluid at least twice each summer. If it’s low, top it off with distilled water.
4. Apply an interior trim and seat protectant to keep your seats, dashboard, steering wheel area clean and looking good.
5. Change the oil, oil filter, and fuel and air filter for your onboard generator.
6. When parked, use seat and steering wheel covers to protect materials from cracks caused by heat and UV exposure.
7. Place a sunshade in the front and rear windows to prevent the interior from getting a dry, bleached-out look.
8. Wax your RV at the beginning of summer. Then wash regularly to remove dirt and grit that can cause scratches and chipped paint.
9. After waxing, apply a rubber trim protectant to prevent cracking of trims and window seals due to sun exposure.
10. Clean your air conditioning filters by washing in warm soapy water. Rinse well and allow to dry before reinstalling.
11. When parked, use a reflective tarp or UV-protective cover to guard against sun damage and bird droppings.
12. Frequently check your tire pressure to avoid under-inflation.
13. Sanitize your freshwater holding tanks on a regular basis. Thoroughly clean and drain before refilling.
14. Drain and flush your RV’s water heater.
15. Wash and rinse your RV awning on a regular basis. Lubricate all moving parts and patch any holes in the material.
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