Used RV Springtime Maintenance Checklist
As we make our way out of the Winter months and into the prime season for traveling around in our used RVs, you may want to consider giving your used RV a routine physical.
Much like our cars, our homes, or ourselves, RV’s have a need for regular maintenance. This is a particularly important consideration if you haven’t taken your used motorhome out for a trip in more than a year.
Since we don’t want you to wind up stuck on the side of the road, or with plumbing issues at your campsite, we’ve put together a simple checklist of diagnostics that will help you make sure that your spectacular used Class C motorhome is ship shape and ready for adventure!
Make sure that, before you hit the road, you’ve given your used RV’s tires a thorough inspection. You want to ensure that the RV still has plenty of tread on the tires, but an important thing to pay attention to is the tire pressure.
Tire pressure is contingent on load weight. Check out this handy load/inflation table here and make sure that the PSI in your used class C motorhome corresponds to its correct weight.
Battery and Power Check
Before embarking, be sure to give a quick power check to all of the appliances in the RV and test the battery to verify that you’ve got a full charge. In order to do this, you’ll need a multimeter.
To perform the diagnostic with the multimeter, connect the red lead to the positive terminal and the connect black lead to the negative terminal in your used RV. Turn on the the meter and be sure that your scale is set to the one that reads 12 volts DC. This is your ideal zone for a fully charged battery.
Seasoned RV owners will tell you that having decent water and sewer hoses is an extremely valuable investment. Making sure that your water and sewer lines are easy to use, free of any leaks and clean of any jams, will save you a lot of time and money out on the road.
Our used RVs in Everett all have been inspected and verified to the given standards, but if you purchased your used motorhome somewhere else or many years ago, it’s important to verify that your water equipment is good to go.
Full Tank of Gas
Sometimes the easiest one to remember is the easiest one to forget, right? Before you voyage out to the campsite, be sure to top off the tank in that used motorhome. Otherwise, you may end up camping by the side of the road while you wait for assistance!
If you’re curious about the fuel economy of a used RV, check out this handy FAQ. It’s full of useful information on the fuel consumption of different types of RVs.
Ready, Set, Go!
If you’re confident that you’ve got all of the major mechanical elements checked out and ready for travel, then we wish you happy trails! Or, if you’re somewhat new to the world of RV’s, we’re happy to give your RV a thorough inspection and two thumbs up.
As your used RV Everett experts, let us be your guides this season as you set out for adventure and prepare to create memories. Contact us today to schedule an inspection!