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RV Maintenance Suggestions


The following are Maintenance Suggestions by Vellner Leisure Products 

Refer to Owners Manuals for the Manufacturers 
Suggested Maintenance Schedules 

After Every camping trip 

o         Drain black, gray and fresh water tanks along with water heater 
o         Refill black tank with holding tank chemical and a minimum of  
          10-15 gallons of water – do not do this if there is a possibility of freezing.

Regularly 

o         Clean inside air conditioner filter, (they are washable).                 
o         Check roof top air conditioner unit – check fins to make sure clean and straight. 
o         Refrigerator roof vent and side wall vent – make sure no birds have made 
           nests behind or in vents. 
o         Roof should be washed regularly to removed dirt and tree sap.  
           It should also be checked for damaged and cracked caulking.

     
Monthly 

o         Battery water level (when using, not necessary if unit is in storage 
           for the winter and will not be plugged in). 
o         Tires – check pressures; inflate to pressures stamped on sides of tires, 
           check for tire wear or damage.

Yearly 

o         Refrigerator – check owners manual, there is an owners maintenance 
           sheet that explains what needs to be checked and recorded. 
o         Lubricate plastic worm gear on TV antenna. 
o         Lubricate glide room rails and slide mechanism. 
o         Lubricate awning sliding arms.

General Maintenance 

o         Lubricate door hinges and locks in the spring and fall. 
o         Wheel lug nuts - tighten to specs listed in your unit information packet, 
           this will be listed in the axle brochure. 
o         Lubricate fifth wheel hitch as per hitch owners manual as instructed during orientation 
o         Weight Distribution Hitch (used on Travel Trailers) - lubricate hitch ball and bar 
           sockets.  Refer to owners manual or per instructions given during orientation. 
o         Lubricate entry step hinges and pins.

Spring 

o         Check LP Gas/Propane detector – make sure it works if LP Gas/Propane 
           is present.  (See detector owners manual) 
o         Install new batteries in smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector. 
o         Check roof for any damages or cracked caulking around vents, antennas, front, 
           rear and side roof moldings. 
o         Check for cracked caulking around windows, doors and side moldings.

Fall 

o         Remove RV batteries 
o         Remove batteries in smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector.  If batteries 
           are not removed, the detectors will start beeping sometime during the winter. 
o         Winterize RV to prevent damage to water system. Call the service department at 
           Vellner Leisure Products for an appointment. 
o         Check roof for any damages or cracked caulking around vents, antennas, front, rear 
           and side roof moldings. 
o         Check for cracked caulking around windows, doors and side moldings.

Every 2 years or 8500 km; whichever comes first 

o         Repack wheel bearings and check brakes.

  
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