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Regular maintenance checks are one of the most important things you can do as a motorhome owner to guarantee that your motorhome stays in good shape after each trip. Following a regular maintenance schedule for your motorhome is unquestionably the best option, as it will help you extend the life of your vehicle and save you money on repairs.

However, few RV owners are aware of the types of maintenance that should be performed on their vehicles. Fortunately, we've put together a motorhome maintenance checklist to keep you on track.

Before and after each travel, inspect the tyres.

Tyres are an important component of your RV and should be inspected often for symptoms of wear and tear, bubbling, or other problems. Tyres lose a few psi (pounds per square inch) of pressure when they sit unused in the same location for a long period. You should inspect not only the tyres but also the rims. Check the rims for any cracks or stresses, and make sure the wheel nuts are properly tightened.

Start the generator

Because stagnant gasoline deteriorates after roughly a month, it's critical to keep it circulating through your generator by loading it at least once a month.

Check your motorhome’s safety features

It's always a good idea to check the smoke, carbon monoxide, and gas leak detectors for functionality and replace the batteries when necessary. Make sure your motorhome has extra batteries as well. Consider having your fire extinguishers serviced to verify that they are in good operating order.

Examine the heating and air conditioning systems

Air conditioners and water heaters are prone to clogging, which reduces their performance over time. Cleaning vents and air intake, as well as cleaning or replacing filters, should be done once a month to get the most out of your units.

Lubricate moving parts with significant wear

Protect the regularly moving sections of your motorhome, such as hinges, slide-outs, jacks, and other components, from rust by lightly lubricating them. This will guarantee that they move smoothly whenever you operate them.

Battery water level should be checked

You probably didn't realise it, but your RV's batteries need to be recharged every now and then. Check the water level in your batteries and replenish it off with just distilled water if necessary. The minerals in tap water can shorten the life of batteries.

Examine all of the outside seals

Check all exterior seals, especially the roof seals, for cracks or microscopic openings where water could slip through. Water damage to your motorhome’s interiors can be costly to repair, and that's the last thing you want. To avoid water damage and rodent intrusion, make sure to patch broken seals with an appropriate sealant.

Examine the propane tanks

Do you think your motorhome has a gas leak? Start by spraying a soap solution on hoses and seals to look for leaks. The presence of bubbles indicates a gas leak in your RV. Once a year, you must inspect and test your propane tanks for leakage.

Brake maintenance

How else would you prevent this massive block of metal from tumbling downhill on a slick road? Of course, with the brakes! Always inspect your braking fluid and brake pads for signs of wear. We recommend that you have your brakes maintained every 12 months and that you replace them as needed.

Conclusion

A routine maintenance check ensures that your motorhome is in good functioning order. So you can relax and enjoy your journey, knowing that your motorhome is in perfect working order.

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Regular maintenance checks are one of the most important things you can do as a motorhome owner to guarantee that your motorhome stays in good shape after each trip. Following a regular maintenance schedule for your motorhome is unquestionably the best option, as it will help you extend the life of your vehicle and save you money on repairs.

However, few RV owners are aware of the types of maintenance that should be performed on their vehicles. Fortunately, we've put together a motorhome maintenance checklist to keep you on track.

Before and after each travel, inspect the tyres.

Tyres are an important component of your RV and should be inspected often for symptoms of wear and tear, bubbling, or other problems. Tyres lose a few psi (pounds per square inch) of pressure when they sit unused in the same location for a long period. You should inspect not only the tyres but also the rims. Check the rims for any cracks or stresses, and make sure the wheel nuts are properly tightened.

Start the generator

Because stagnant gasoline deteriorates after roughly a month, it's critical to keep it circulating through your generator by loading it at least once a month.

Check your motorhome’s safety features

It's always a good idea to check the smoke, carbon monoxide, and gas leak detectors for functionality and replace the batteries when necessary. Make sure your motorhome has extra batteries as well. Consider having your fire extinguishers serviced to verify that they are in good operating order.

Examine the heating and air conditioning systems

Air conditioners and water heaters are prone to clogging, which reduces their performance over time. Cleaning vents and air intake, as well as cleaning or replacing filters, should be done once a month to get the most out of your units.

Lubricate moving parts with significant wear

Protect the regularly moving sections of your motorhome, such as hinges, slide-outs, jacks, and other components, from rust by lightly lubricating them. This will guarantee that they move smoothly whenever you operate them.

Battery water level should be checked

You probably didn't realise it, but your RV's batteries need to be recharged every now and then. Check the water level in your batteries and replenish it off with just distilled water if necessary. The minerals in tap water can shorten the life of batteries.

Examine all of the outside seals

Check all exterior seals, especially the roof seals, for cracks or microscopic openings where water could slip through. Water damage to your motorhome’s interiors can be costly to repair, and that's the last thing you want. To avoid water damage and rodent intrusion, make sure to patch broken seals with an appropriate sealant.

Examine the propane tanks

Do you think your motorhome has a gas leak? Start by spraying a soap solution on hoses and seals to look for leaks. The presence of bubbles indicates a gas leak in your RV. Once a year, you must inspect and test your propane tanks for leakage.

Brake maintenance

How else would you prevent this massive block of metal from tumbling downhill on a slick road? Of course, with the brakes! Always inspect your braking fluid and brake pads for signs of wear. We recommend that you have your brakes maintained every 12 months and that you replace them as needed.

Conclusion

A routine maintenance check ensures that your motorhome is in good functioning order. So you can relax and enjoy your journey, knowing that your motorhome is in perfect working order.

New and Used Motorhomes

View our range of new and used motorhomes for sale.

QLD: New / Used

NSW: New / Used

VIC: New / Used

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