Even though you recently bought a used RV, it’s NOT ready for a road trip just yet. There are a few things you must do in order to make sure that your RV is safe, disinfected, and ready for you to travel in first! Here’s your checklist of 10 things to do before hitting the road in a secondhand RV.
Here RVers share everything you need to know about RV tires & wheels including RV tire cleaners that prevent sun damage & tire rot, why you need a tire pressure monitoring system on your RV, how to fix RV tire problems, RV winterizing tips to protect your tires in storage -- even winter RV driving tips that will save the day!
Every RVer will eventually make the mistake of turning down a road or path that won’t support their rig. The desire to explore remote camping locations makes the chance of getting stuck a real danger. It happened to me! Since then, I carry some specific RV gear and equipment with me at all times. See my list of RV self-rescue gear you need. Plus tips that I’ve learned firsthand to help you get out of a bad situation when you’re stuck in your RV.
Just like the items inside your house, RV components have a certain life expectancy. Following is a list of all the items in and on your RV — and their expected lifespan. Items are listed in the order they are most likely to wear out, with time ranges showing the approximate number of years each item typically lasts. The list includes all major RV components — from the drivetrain and electronics to slideouts, roof vents, toilets, refrigerators, and more! A checklist of RV repair issues that you should be prepared for + DIY tips to make things last longer.
How do you dewinterize an RV and get ready for summer RV camping? Our Spring RV Maintenance Checklist includes 8 tasks that will quickly verify that no damage was done by winter’s wrath while your RV was in storage and ensure that your RV is safe to drive for the spring and summer RV camping season.
See a list of fall/winter RV maintenance tasks that are most important. These are the things you should do every year during the fall before winter hits. One of the MOST important is RV roof maintenance… see why!
Driving an RV is very different than driving a car! Most of us learned how to drive an RV the hard way — through trial and error (and a lot of mistakes). But sitting behind the wheel of a large RV on your first road trip is not the best time to figure out all the challenges and nuances that come with driving RVs. Here are 12 important first-time RV driving tips for newbies to learn before renting an RV… or buying one.
Should you take your RV to a professional to have it winterized? Or is this something you can do yourself? The professionals are only concerned with what damage ice in the water system will do to your RV. Here’s how to do ALL of the RV winterizing yourself… according to someone who’s been winterizing RVs for over 50 years!
Washing the exterior of your RV with a mild detergent may keep it clean, but it will do little to protect the finish from the damage that direct sunlight will do. Here’s how to safely get a clean RV, protect the finish of your RV, and keep it looking like new.
The owners manual on every new RV states that you should re-torque the wheel nuts or lug nuts after the first 100 miles or so. Then periodically recheck the torque to make sure nothing has changed. This is a critical safety issue that often gets overlooked or just ignored. Here’s how to properly install RV wheels and torque lug nuts.
Run flat tires on RVs can cause catastrophic damage when they fly apart. A tire pressure monitoring system can alert you to dropping air pressure in time to safely get off the highway and avoid a serious accident.
RV tires that sit in storage for long periods become weak — especially if they’ve been exposed to the sun much of that time. Even though they may look fine, at highway speeds your RV tires can disintegrate and cause an accident.
Here’s what you need to know to drive your RV safely through snow, sleet, and ice.
Even when RV tires look like new and have plenty of tread on them, if they are not used regularly and shielded from the sun, then they WILL fail early — and may cause a blowout! Here’s how to protect your tires and prevent tire rot.
You can save a lot of money by buying a used 5th wheel or RV trailer, rather than a new one. Whether you’re looking for a recreational vehicle for full time RVing, or just the occasional road trip, here’s what to look for in a used RV trailer.
Following are some questions you’ll want to ask yourself, along with some of the differences between the various types of recreational vehicles on the market today. Great tips for buying a new or used RV.
Looking for an RV checklist? These are the best of the best RV checklists for full-time RVers, part-timers, RV renters, or those who enjoy driving 5th wheels and RV travel trailers.