Each and every year families across the world plan trips to take with their families. Families all have their own version of the perfect family vacation. Some families’ idea of the perfect family vacation is a trip out of the country for a few weeks. Other families enjoy trips to see a city here in the United States that they have never visited before. Many families will spend their summer vacation visiting family that they do not live by. Still other families choose to spend their time outdoors hiking and camping throughout the country. Many people that like to vacation outdoors will invest some money in an RV or a motorhome. If you are one of the thousands of people that own an RV or motorhome you know of all of the amazing camping spots that are available for you to visit here in the United States. You are probably also aware of how freeing it is to unplug from life and enjoy the great outdoors. One thing that can ruin your trip though is if your RV or motorhome requires repairs when you are on the road. Here at NonStop Towing we help many families tow their RVs and motorhomes to a mechanic during their vacation. The good news is that there are some simple steps that you can take to help maintain your RV or motorhome so that this does not happen to you.
Regular RV Filter & Oil Changes
Your RV will need to have the oil and filters changed on it regularly just like you do with your cars. The engine on your motorhome will not run properly if you do not stay on top of your oil changes. Not changing the oil in your motorhome could make your engine seize. The repairs that are necessary if your motorhome engine seizes are costly. Some people report that the repairs that they had to do cost up to $10,000. Avoid this extra expense by getting the oil changed on your motorhome every 3,000 to 4,500 miles. Some people go on trips that require them to get oil changes while on vacation. If you are taking an extremely long trip you will want to make sure that you do your research ahead of time and know where you can take your motorhome for an oil change.
Inspect RV Seals & Seams for Leaks
All every three months. Water can leak into your RV through an open seam in your roof’s edges, vents, skylights or air conditioning unit. Unfortunately you may not realize that you have a problem until you are on the road if you do not inspect your RV regularly. If you see a leak in one of your seams you will want to take care of it before you get on the road.
RV Flat Tire & Blowout Protection
One of the scariest problems that people can encounter with their RVs is when they are driving and they have a flat tire. Traveling with an RV is difficult because of the size and weight of the RV. Throw in a flat tire and it can be scary! Before every trip that you take with your RV you will want to check the lug nuts and tire pressure on all of your tires. Getting in an accident with your RV is not something that you want to have happen. This simple step could be the single biggest step that you can take to prevent that from happening.
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By making sure that you perform just these three simple maintenance tasks you will be able to reduce the chances of having problems with your RV while you are on a trip. If you do find yourself on the side of the road with your RV NonStop Towing can come out and help you get towed back to a mechanic. Contact us for all your towing and roadside assistance needs.