Recreational vehicles are a great way to get away from your daily busy life and enjoy an extended trip or long weekend across the country. At Jorge Alonso Auto Repair we all look forward to our time away. But just like any real home, there might be some common problems that you will face over time, which require special attention. Below are top most common engine repairs on your RV.
- Window and roof leaks You might think that your RV is quite similar to your home. However, the truth is that it is not almost as structurally sound since everything from low-hanging tree branches to poor weather or sunlight can significantly damage the roof of your RV. Thus, it is advisable to cover your RV’s roof with a durable cover to reduce exposure to the damaging components. Similarly, windows can also leak, often as the results of the sealing breaking down. Therefore, you should check their seals at least two times a month and perform a replacement when you notice the first signs of damage.
- Cracked water lines A cracked water pump or broken water line is probably one of the most common issues in an RV. In most cases, you can avoid it by storing your vehicle correctly during a cold season or emptying its water tanks frequently. If you tend to ignore your water tanks, be informed of the weather forecast and make sure to empty them before they get frozen.
- Battery failure A recreational vehicle without power might lose most of its appeal. When the lights do not turn on, the motor does not start, or the outlet does not operate, it is likely that there is something wrong with your battery. Therefore, it is advisable to test the levels of fluid in your RV’s battery regularly and check the charge to ensure that it is still working correctly. It is also a good idea to disconnect the cables of the battery when your RV is not in use, which can keep electrical devices from taking power from the battery.
- User errors It is not surprising that there are many problems coming from simple mistakes of the RV users. Thus, make sure to pay attention to simple things while using this vehicle. For example, remember to disconnect the hoses attached to the RV once you’ve finished at a campsite and prepare to move on. In addition, it is important to close any slide room and take down the awning. Take the time to make sure that you’ve properly closed up and saved yourself from trouble.