RV Maintenance

RV Maintenance Tips

The following are maintenance suggestions by Vellner Leisure Products. Always r
efer to your owners manuals for the manufacturers suggested maintenance schedules for each RV unit.



After Every camping trip

  • Drain black, gray and fresh water tanks along with water heater
  • 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 

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

Monthly

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

Yearly 



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

General Maintenance 



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

 

Spring 



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

Fall 



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

Every 2 years or 8500 km; whichever comes first 



  • 
Repack wheel bearings and check brakes.

 

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