Saturday, September 24, 2011

RV Country Routine Maintenance

If you’re new to owning an RV, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. Going through your owners manual can seem overwhelming, and when you bought your unit, you were probably overwhelmed with excitement and received more information than you remember. That's another reason why we thought  going over some commonly asked questions with our service manager Hank Dudley was such a great idea... kind of like a review to refresh the minds of new and old RV owners of things they may have forgotten. 

One question we’re asked by new RV owners is: How often should I bring in my motor home for routine maintenance? When we asked Hank this question, he explained that “All the new units will come with a warranty packet and it will let you know when it's time to bring the unit in for an oil change for the engine, transmission and the generator. It will also let you know what the tire pressure should be kept at. The roof will need to be inspected at least every six months. The appliances will need to be serviced yearly, and the wheel bearings will also need to be inspected yearly. Tires should be replaced every four to five years going by the manufacturer date.” Hank stressed that the biggest item to remember is to check your batteries. “They need to be checked every month when in use, and be sure to keep them charged and clean.”

If you’re still feeling  overwhelmed, or if you have misplaced your warranty packet, that's okay! All the service advisers keep routine maintenance books right by their side. All you have to do is give them a call and they will be happy to let you know when you need to come in and see them. You can also schedule your service appointment right on-line if you’d like.

Remember, if you have any service questions, be sure to give our friendly service staff a call!

Happy RV’ing!

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