RV Checklist for Spring Traveling in Reno Nevada
It seems like in today’s society holidays, celebrations are always sneaking up. With that being said “ready for Spring?” It’s never too early to start thinking about getting your RV ready to travel in Reno Nevada.
According to an article at blog.autohomeboat.com, “Spring RV Traveling Tips”
“This is the time to get your RV ready for the road. Check out our quick spring checklist:
1. Give It a Good Look-Over
Inspect your RV for water leaks. Check the caulking around windows, doors, roof vents and seams. Water may intrude even through the smallest cracks and cause damage.
Open and close awnings: If they are difficult to operate, you may need to adjust the spring tension. This can be a difficult and dangerous job to do, so be very careful or consider hiring a pro.
Don’t forget to check brake pads, lights and turn signals, as well as the hitch and wires on the tow vehicle.
Make sure your vehicle’s tires have adequate tread and tire pressure. Check for bulges as well as cracks in the tires’ sidewalls and between treads. Jack up your trailer and test the wheel bearings on each wheel, making sure there is no play or wobble. Worn bearings and / or tires can cause major mechanical problems, not to mention potentially deadly accidents.
2. Clean It Up
Remove outside covers for water heater and refrigerator and clean the burner units from debris and cobwebs.
3. Hoses and Valves
To check LP lines, be sure to turn on the LP detector inside the RV first. Then, open the tank valve all the way and smell carefully for possible leaks. Also, run a soapy water solution around the valves and look for bubbles. Be sure that all leaks are detected and fixed properly.
Also, inspect the sewage dump hose for punctures and signs of wear and tear. Dump hoses have a limited life span and need to be replaced periodically. Also, don’t forget to connect to a dump station and carefully check your waste tank valves before you head out for the first trip of the season. Valve seals may dry out and become difficult to operate, but they may be saved with some gentle wiggling. Look for special valve lubricant to add to your tank.”
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To get ready for RV spring traveling, it’s never to early to have maintenance done in Reno Nevada; to schedule a service appointment visit A1-RV.com.