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Maintaining Motor Home Health over Winter

Now is the time to start preparing for the summer months so you and your family can get the maximum usage out of your trailer or RV this year. Here are a few helpful tips that will prevent breakdowns and unexpected problems this summer! 

  • Check Battery Health: If you have "wet" batteries (meaning they require water to operate) check water levels and top them off as needed. Low water levels or no water at all can lead to battery cell damage, which is never good for your pocket book. Nonetheless give your batteries a good charge and make sure they're working properly. You can do this by testing interior 12v systems and starting up the engine. 
  • Tire Pressure/ Condition: The only thing between the ground and your multi-thousand dollar investment is your tires, so they need to be inspected frequently. Check your rubber for cracks, un-even tire wear and correct tire pressure. Correct tire pressure and weight ratings are stamped into the sidewall of every tire. 
  • Check for Water Leaks: Inspect your coaches' sidewalls and ceiling for odd bubbles or water marks and take action immediately. If you can see that water is entering it is urgent that you remove the coach from the rain and dry out the damage. If massive leaks aren't dealt with asap it could potentially jeopardize your RV's structural integrity. 
  • Sealant: Inspect sealant condition around windows, vents and doors. Look for cracking or separation and make touch-ups as necessary. Remember the main goal is to keep water out, and a little effort goes a long way. 

Don't forget that we offer a full service shop, and can help you under go all these tasks. Please feel free to call with any questions you may have. Hopefully these tips contribute to a smooth season of RVing.

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