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.
Windows And Glass
When it comes to travel trailers and fifth wheel trailers, you can probably repair the RV window yourself. With larger RVs and motorhomes — and the front windshield glass in RVs of any size — you’ll need to call a professional. Here RVers share their personal experiences replacing RV windows & windshield glass. You'll find step-by-step instructions for replacing and resealing RV windows yourself.
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!
See why I think a cheap set of spring clamps are the RVer’s equivalent to a Swiss army knife. Here’s my list of clever uses for spring clamps while RVing and camping — from making a DIY camper awning to holding curtains open, keeping your dog safe while setting up camp, and drying a few items on a camping clothesline. There are SO many ways to use spring clamps in and around the RV!
Whether you’ve got a rock chip (that will lead to a cracked windshield in no time, or an RV windshield that needs replaced for some other reason. Here’s what I’ve learned firsthand about RV windshield replacement cost vs RV windshield repair cost.
Some RVers put reflective bubble wrap insulation on all RV windows. I just put it on the RV windshield. It’s the easiest way to keep your RV cool in summer!
Are your RV captains chairs starting to look old and worn? Perhaps they’re simply faded from the sun, or they don’t have as many features as you’d like — such as seat positions, recline, etc. Here are lots of RV seat covers to choose from, plus some RV seat enhancements that could make your ride more enjoyable.
Here are some examples of today’s must-have RV accessories. How many of these do you have?…
RV windshield replacement needs to be left to the professionals, but many side RV windows can be easily replaced or resealed as do-it-yourself projects. This video takes you through the whole process.
When your RV windshield glass gets a small ding these are your options: Get the ding sealed immediately before it spreads for around $30, or ignore it until it spreads and you have to replace the whole windshield. Repairing RV windshield glass will cost well over $1,000.
When it comes to travel trailers and fifth wheel trailers, you can probably repair the RV window yourself. With larger RVs and motorhomes — and the front windshield in any size RV — you’ll need to call the professionals. Your RV dealer will order the window and a local glass company will install it for you. Here are the steps to repair an RV window yourself.
Unfortunately, in the RV world some RV components have a higher failure rate than what you find in the average house. This is due to weight issues, cost restrictions, and of course exposure to the elements. Here are the top 10 RV repairs you can fix yourself.