You should keep up with maintenance, whether new to RVing or a seasoned expert, so that you may enjoy your investment for many years. An excellent place to start is with exterior maintenance. With this helpful maintenance checklist, you can keep the outside of your RV in perfect condition.
Maintenance Tips for RV Newbies
Follow these maintenance tips to keep your RV safe, clean, and maintained.
1- WASH RV exterior after every trip
The solution is a sponge wash followed by a rinse with water and mild soap. A concentrated cleaning can also be used to remove those stubborn stains off your RV. But make sure to frequently wash the outside of your RV, ideally right after each trip. Avoid spraying water directly into appliance vents to prevent condensation.
2- Apply protectant or WAX to RV exterior
The exterior of your RV should be coated with a high-quality wax or protectant. Depending on the size of your RV, this could take some time, but it’s worth the effort. Before you begin waxing, make sure the exterior is completely dry.
Spot-test the wax on a small portion of the graphics before applying it. Make sure the wax is suitable for the style of the exterior of your RV before using it.
3- Apply lubricant on all locks, hinges, and moving parts
Nobody enjoys a squeaky door, window, or storage compartment. An easy maintenance procedure that takes a few minutes involves lubricating all locks with graphite spray lubricant and all hinges and moving parts with WD40.
4- Prevent water damage, carefully inspect any sealed locations
Your RV is constantly exposed to the elements on your journeys throughout the seasons. To prevent the interior of your RV from potential water damage, mice, or other vermin, you need to ensure that the outside, including the roof, sides, edges, windows, doors, vents, end caps, moldings, compartments, and underbelly, is sealed off and doing its function.
Look for any cracks, gaps, or spots with deteriorated sealant; use repair tape to make rapid repairs. When repairing an RV roof, be essential to apply the proper glue, such as Rexoseal RV Roof Sealant, which we highly suggest.
5- Store RV indoors
You should regularly check for snow accumulation and clear ice and snow from the RV’s exterior during the winter. When not in use, it is best to keep your RV indoors, where it will receive some additional weather protection.
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