Although we may try hard to maintain our possessions, mistakes and accidents are inevitable and a must to face and handle. However, a good and old-fashioned repair will do the trick for a much more complicated car such as an RV. So before you get stuck in traffic driving an almost unusable car, here are some signs that will tell you that your RV may require repairs.
A Leaking Roof
This statement seems to be so obvious. However, it is not because many RV owners believe rooftop repairs are costly and thus prefer placing containers and bowls under the leaks. Not only can this put your RV interior at risk, but also your entire RV roof. Hail, regular wearing and tearing, and branches can all lead to a weak RV roof. Leaving an untreated leak in your roof leads to serious mold problems that are more expensive to repair. Regular inspection of the roof of your vehicle for soft spots or torn-out areas can prevent your vehicle roof from leaking. You should always be aware of your vehicle size to avoid scratches and scraping by branches when driving under trees or through underpasses.
Ensure that you regularly take your RV for roof check-ups to prevent it from wearing out and bold damages.
Besides the extra space and the benefits provided by an RV, the technology has some drawbacks too. For instance, all those movable parts are vulnerable to corrosion, plain-old aging, and rusting. It would help if you, therefore, took the opportunity of every chance to the sliding arms of your RV. It ensures the longevity of the movable sliding-out parts, which prevents sticking issues.
You should ensure you have a grease gun kit with you everywhere you travel with your RV to ensure proper lubrication of the slide-outs and the movable parts.
Worn Out Brakes
Stopping is essential when you are driving a heavy vehicle such as an RV. It’s a known fact that specific components of brake break down over time.
From topping off your brake fluid to replacing the brake drums, shoes, and rotors, the same skills are needed and should be transferred to your RV if you are comfortable doing the work on other vehicles. Proper equipment such as a robust jack is required to lift your RV trailer.
Are your RV’s interior lights flickering on and off? Even if not sparkling, dimming the lights is a sign that any RV owner should know. It may mean that something is wrong with your electrical system or your RV’s battery. Trying to repair it yourself may be kind of complicated and tiresome. Seeking a professional whenever you are dealing with such issues is always recommended because It helps you prevent other damages from occurring because it’s hazardous doing it all by yourself. Ensure that you have backup lights for all lights in your RV that you mostly use. If you replace the bulb and still find it not working, that’s when you know that you’re dealing with a deeper electrical issue. You can contact a qualified electrician in such a case. Saving that little money won’t be worth risking an electrical shock.
With these commons signs, you can identify when your RV needs repairs without delays. Don’t let your RV shut down on you in the middle of a trip. Remember, a simple mistake can cost you your life.
It’s Time For Your Regular Service
Sometimes taking your RV for servicing can be a lot like flossing your teeth; you know very well that you have to do it, yet it’s so easy to put it off. Delaying of service until next week can quickly turn it into a month delay, which can be dangerous to both your vehicle and you. Although it may be inconvenient, setting up an afternoon or an evening could help you prevent expensive damages from occurring and accumulating. It is not only safe for you and your vehicle but also cost-effective because the earlier the repairs are detected and done, the cheaper it becomes for you.
Maintaining the health of your RV is critical as long as you want it to serve you well. Ensure that you visit an expert for assurance that everything is working in order.