RV Resources - Maintenance Checklist

Checklist for RV Maintenance. Routine RV Maintenance should be done in regular intervals and record keeping is essential.

Tire Pressure:
Vital to safe driving and good gas mileage
Tire Wear:
Safety concerns and can give clues as to improper alignment
Motor Oil:
Know recommend replacement distance/time, fresh oil and proper level will keep your motor running well for a long time
Transmission Oil:
Know recommend replacement distance/time, fresh oil and proper level will keep your drive train safe
Clean terminals connectors and tops of batteries
Check Water level where applicable (only use distilled water)
Check for corrosion on terminals and cables
Holding Tanks:
Drain and fill with several gallons of water, add 2 cups vinegar (some people recommend a bit of bleach to kill bacteria) go for a drive to shake it up, run it through the lines to the faucets then drain.
Hot Water Heater:
Should be drained every 6 months per manufacturer instructions Check the condition of the electrode and pressure release valve
Clean and check for leaks
Make sure side and roof vents are clear and free of nests and check the roof vent from the top.
The flue, burner, baffle, fins and coils should be cleaned annually
Check level and change at recommended intervals
Check condition of belts
AC Units:
Check shroud for cracks or leaks
Check owners manual to see if fan motor shaft needs lubrication
Check for adequate ventilation
Install bug screens if necessary
Brake Fluid: Check level
Power steering Fluid: Check level
Engine Coolant: Check level or replace
Windshield Washer fluid:Check level
Engine Belts: Check for wear and cracking replace at recommend intervals
Inspect the body and roof of your RV for any separation or cracks.
Check Towing package/hitch for cracks or loose bolts
Check all lighting, headlamps,tail lights, turn signals etc.
Check beneath the RV for leaks, any thing loose or that looks out of the ordinary
Check propane gas levels and valves
Smoke Detectors:

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