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   What's the old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is ever so true when it comes to traveling safely and cost effectively aboard your RV. Routine RV Maintenance should be done in regular intervals and record keeping is essential. Although a bit time consuming, good records will add value to your RV when you go to sell it or trade it in. Below you will find a core checklist of essential maintenance to begin your own routine. If you have any additional suggestions please send them our way. For a printer friendly version of the RV Maintenance Checklist click here.

Date: Result Notes
     
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
   
     
Batteries:    
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    
     
Refrigerator:    
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    
     
Generator:    
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    
     
Furnace:    
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    
     
Exterior:    
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:    
     
Notes:    
     
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