Mid-Year Maintenance: What You Need to Check On Your RV

It’s another new summer, Stanley RV Park residents and guests! We feel truly blessed for a great spring here at our Midland TX RV Park.

Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it’s the perfect time to check on your beloved RV’s maintenance. Are there parts that might need replacing? Perhaps there are somethings that might need upgrading. Here’s a quick and easy list to go through as you ensure your safety and pleasure with a good and functioning RV.

1. Cover the basics: tire pressure, batteries, brakes, and oil. 

These are very important in any vehicle as all vehicle owners will tell you. Making sure you have the right tire pressure before every long drive is a non-negotiable. If you haven’t been on the road recently then it is the perfect time to make sure your tires all have the correct pressure.   

When was the last time you changed your RV’s batteries? A battery lasts anywhere from three to five years. So if you have not changed since then and your RV is not brand new, then it might be time to schedule or budget for new batteries. 

Maintenance of your RV’s brakes don’t need explanation as we all know this is of prime importance in road safety. Check the wheel bearings and make sure that it is lubricated. You might also want to check if there’s enough material left to ensure that it is working in tip top condition. 

 Cars are recommended to change oil every 3,000 to 4,000 miles but unlike a car, an RV tends to park for longer periods of time. RV’s should change oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles and checking to make sure everything is lubricated will ensure that your engine will not experience too much wear and tear. That consequence—a new enginge–can be quite costly.

2. Check your awning. 

Keeping your awning clean will ensure that your RV has no mold or mildew buildup. Cleaning your awning after every use will keep it from obtaining tears or nest buildup. A good way to make sure that your awning is functional is by checking for tears every so often so it does not grow into a larger one. 

3. Clean your slide outs and seals.

Lubricating these areas allow for your slide outs and seals to close properly and without too much trouble. When these parts are not cleaned often, it may cause problems sealing your RV.

We hope that these mid-year maintenance tips help you in keeping your RV safe and functional and make your stay at our RV park in Midland TX or others a more pleasant one. Share your other great ideas on our Facebook page. For more about Stanley RV Park in Midland TX, visit here