Owning a recreational vehicle can open up an entire world for your vacation experience, from fun weekend getaways to the most comfortable road trip accommodations. However, before you take your first trip in your RV, it's important to ensure that it's draft-proof and leak-proof, with the right RV rubber coating on the roof and anywhere else that needs protection.
Many people may be overwhelmed by preventative maintenance for an RV, but with a few simple steps, you can ensure that you're tackling small repairs or concerns before they become a large repair that can cost a lot of money or even render the RV unlivable. Moisture can get in through the tiniest cracks, and the warm interior of an RV can create the perfect environment for mold to form. Also, pests can get in through small cracks, damaging the RV and causing a lot of problems. Taking care to maintain your RV — even in the off-season — can ensure that it lasts for many years as a pleasant, comfortable home on wheels.
We've prepared an RV maintenance checklist, ideal for first-time RV owners and people who consider their RV an essential part of their recreational downtime.
Taking care of your RV can be a little more complex than taking care of your car, but many of these monthly tasks are fairly easy and can even be fun! Set aside one day a month to complete these tasks — and try to find a day with warm weather, not too humid or rainy, to do most of your maintenance and inspection.
RVs don't take well to sitting idle for weeks at a time, just like your cars. Make sure to drive the RV at least once per month, taking care to listen for any funny noises and paying attention to how the vehicle performs. The more you drive your RV, the more you get to know it, and you'll be able to spot mechanical or engine problems while they're still a relatively small repair.
Your other maintenance checklist tasks should include:
If you're taking care of your RV using the tips above once a month, then your annual RV inspection and maintenance process shouldn't take more than a day. Or, you can break up these tasks into more manageable chunks. We recommend that you keep a maintenance log that details when you do your monthly inspections and what you find, as well as an annual log of your inspections.
Your yearly RV maintenance tasks should include:
Save yourself the high costs and headaches that come with leaks, and reduce sun exposure and consequent damage by applying a high-quality roof coating on a regular basis, about every 3-5 years.
How to apply RV rubber coating:
First, it's important to pick a day when it's not raining and don't apply the coating under intense sunlight.
How to maintain your RV roof coating:
Once you've applied your RV waterproofing, it's important to follow the right maintenance schedule to ensure that your vehicle stays protected from moisture and pests.
Important note: RV Coatings should not be used on RVs that are still under warranty. Applying a coating may void any warranties, and our product is designed for after the warranty has expired.
It's important to ensure that you complete preventative maintenance and inspection of your RV before the traveling season opens and again once it's over. This includes making sure that the roof is free of leaks that can cause mold and mildew to grow in the vehicle and damage it. Liquid Rubber makes some of the best seal coats for RV waterproofing in the business, with easy-to-follow tutorials and accessories to ensure that every waterproofing project applies smoothly. Liquid Rubber is the best choice for your RV rubber coating. Check out ouronline catalog and our tutorial videos to learn more!