RV Care & Maintenance


  • Wash the unit thoroughly. This is a good time to inspect the roof and body seams, and window sealant for cracking that would allow water to get in. Consult a dealer for sealants compatible with these materials and reseal as required.

  • Remove any protective covering that you may have put over LP gas vents or outside vents to keep insects or rodents out. Remove any mousetraps you may have put out. Open all doors and compartments and check for rodent intrusion.

  • Inspect the operation of the awning and check the awning fabric for any damage. Clean the awning if necessary and let the fabric dry thoroughly before rolling it up.

  • Inspect the tires for signs of dry rot and wear. Inflate all tires to the recommended tire pressure. Check the lug nuts for proper torque.

  • Lubricate all hinges and locks with graphite spray lubricant.

  • Test the operation of the carbon monoxide alarm, LP gas leak detector and smoke alarm.

  • Clean or replace air conditioner filters if it wasn’t done prior to storage and remove any covers that were put over air conditioners.

  • If you removed the coach and chassis batteries for storage install them. Whether they were removed or not check the electrolyte levels, clean the terminals and clamps, and check the charge level in all batteries. Recharge batteries as required.

For more tips about RV maintenance and service, contact Mike at mikeb@rvglass.com
or call (800) 551-9149 ext. 2030