3 Key Maintenance Tasks to Do Before Your RV Road Trip
Spring is in the air and with it comes so many exciting opportunities for outdoor adventures and experiences. Whether you’re taking the family for a summer trip to Yellowstone for the first time or going solo from Arizona to across the Great Divide, this country has so many beautiful places to explore. However, before you throw the motorhome into drive, you’ll want to be sure the vehicle’s ready for the trip.
Here at Premier Coach Works, we are proud to provide an array of preventive maintenance services to ensure that your vehicle is properly prepared for your next journey. A few of the key checklist services we offer to help you make sure your motorhome or camp trailer is ready for a big RV trip include:
- Tire pressure and tread. There are few things scarier than an RV tire blowout when you’re traveling 70 miles per hour on the highway. And yet, that type of accident occurs way too often; despite it being easily preventable. Before you leave your home or campsite, you should always check your RV tires to be sure they are at the correct pressure for their load. At the same time check their tread and note any uneven wear. Whenever you bring your vehicle into our shop, checking tire pressure and tread is at the top of our to-do list.
- Inspect and refill all fluids. This is a step that should be done whether you have a motorized RV or a large truck that will be towing your camper trailer. Whichever vehicle has the engine, you will want to have the engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and coolant levels all checked and filled as needed. If any of these are especially low, it’s a good idea to investigate to see if there is an underlying problem and inspect in general for any leaks. The last thing you want is a coolant leak leaving you stranded on the side of an Arizona highway in the middle of July!
- Towing? Inspect hitchwork, brakes, and lights. If you are towing your RV trailer, then it’s a good idea to have all of the electric work double-checked before you go. Have someone stand behind the RV and ensure that both the brake and turning lights work. Additionally, and especially if this is your first time taking the rig on an RV road trip, consider bringing it in to have one of our RV-experienced technicians to double check the hitch-work and the condition of your trailer brakes. An improperly hooked-up trailer with subpar trailer brakes can do a lot of damage to your truck’s undercarriage and is not worth the uncertainty.
Schedule Your Maintenance Visit Today at Premier Coach Works
Ready to get your RV road trip maintenance checklist taken care of? Then either contact us today to schedule a service appointment or stop on by during our working hours and let’s see what we can do to get you on your travels quickly and safely!