Basic Facts You Need to Know About RV Repair
Whether you are already an RV owner or you are looking to buy an RV in the near future, chances are one of your main concerns is the maintenance and repair of the RV. This is for a good reason, while RV’s are a great way to see this beautiful countryside, all of those miles will put wear and tear on your home on wheels.
In order to help you assess what can break on your RV the maintenance team at TNT RV has compiled a list of some common RV repairs and how to prevent and protect against them. Before we get started, we want to caution you to always go to a reputable RV repair center. It will save you a lot of time and money in the long run because these machines are complicated and need to be fixed by technicians that are experienced fully understand what they are doing.
There is nothing worse than having an issue with your toilet or pump while traveling in your RV. Not only do you not have a working restroom, you also can have a foul smell that will ruin your trip. To prevent this from happening you should:
• Limit the amount of toilet paper you use. If you need to use more, have a wastebasket you can throw the excess into.
• Never leave the black water drain pipe open, this causes all of the liquid waste to drain and will leave the sticky stuff stuck inside.
• Have a snake line available as the first layer of defense. However, if this doesn’t work, it might be time to call TNT RV
Trying to repair anything having to do with electricity on your own is a bad idea. Electrical connections can cause fires if they are wired incorrectly and the electricity itself can electrocute someone who doesn’t fully understand what they are doing. If you are having electrical issues, take your RV to an RV repair center immediately. In order to prevent electrical issues you should:
• The outlet boxes in RV tend to become loose from the vibrations of constant travel. These can easily be replaced without having much experience.
• RVs typically come with lead-acid batteries, although there is nothing wrong with this, switching to using lithium batteries can make maintenance much easier and they have a much longer life span.
When you are traveling across the country, comfort is extremely important. Having an HVAC system that works at providing you both heat and air conditioning is essential to that comfort. In order to prevent HVAC issues you should:
• Replace air vent filters if your AC is blowing air but it isn’t cold.
• Check to make sure your thermostat isn’t the issue.
Traveling in an RV is a great experience to do as a family or by yourself, but maintenance issues will happen. Help yourself to avoid these frustrating experiences by contacting TNT RV today for a check up before you head back out on the road.