Welcome to another one of Todd’s Two Minute Tech Tips, brought to you by the National RV Training Academy – the largest Hands-On RV Training Academy in America. This week, we’re excited to share with you some top tips on how to prepare your RV for the summer.
Let’s start from the ground up and examine the suspension. The first thing you need to do is check the tires for proper air pressure. Remember, the maximum PSI at cold is given on the tire label, and you should check this before you travel. While you’re down there, give the tires a good visual inspection and look for anything stuck in them. It’s also important to have your brakes checked every 12 months, so take your RV to a reputable place to check the brakes and repack the bearings.
Moving up to the roof, it’s time to do a seal inspection. Check all of your seals to ensure they’re not pulling away or have holes. Winter and rain can cause damage, so it’s important to do a thorough inspection inside the RV too, looking for any signs of water intrusion.
Before hitting the road, test all your major appliances, including air conditioners, the refrigerator, and the microwave. Make sure everything is functioning properly, and you’re not listening for any weird noises on the compressor. Don’t forget to check your fluid levels, including the oil in the onboard generator, air filter, and hydraulic system.
Lastly, don’t forget to check your tow vehicle, whether you’re towing with it or pulling a toad. Inspect the brakes, suspension, and fluid levels to ensure everything is in proper working order.
We know this might sound like a lot, but it’s important to make sure your RV is in top shape before you hit the road. Happy travels!
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