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3 Tips for RV Maintenance

Whether you’re using your RV at the moment or not, it’s important to keep this recreational toy is tip-top shape. To help, the team at Bailey Insurance LTD has put together a list of three tips to ensure your RV is always at peak performance.

1. Make Sure the Battery is Operational

You’re cruising down the interstate in Phoenix, AZ on your way to a gorgeous RV park when you stop for lunch, and afterward, the battery is dead. It’ll take hours to get it fixed, not to mention the cost. Avoid scenarios like this one by regularly checking your RV battery. While some batteries are maintenance-free, others rely on steady water levels. Either way, it’s best to keep your RV battery fully charged all the time. The lifespan of an RV battery is five years so be sure to change it up when it starts to age. 

2. Clean out Slides and Seals

One common mistake new RV owners can make is forgetting to clean the grime and dirt build up around the seals of slide-outs, windows, and doors. Forgetting this important RV maintenance task could lead to your RV not being properly sealed and letting in outside air, which is stifling during the desert day and cold at night. You may also want to use a lubricant on the rubber to keep it from cracking. 

3. Change the Oil Regularly

Even if your RV is parked more than you drive it, you still need to change the oil every three months or 3,000 miles. This will keep your RV’s engine running smoothly and avoid expensive repairs down the road. 

To learn more about RV maintenance or obtaining an RV insurance policy in Phoenix, AZ, contact the friendly team at Bailey Insurance LTD. Our agents are available right now to answer all your questions.