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Most Common RV Problems You Should Get Checked Out Before a Trip

Ready to roll into the holiday spirit? But wait? Is your RV ready? I think you might want to familiarize yourself with the common RV problems before you take that road trip you have been planning for so long! Without further ado, let’s dive in.

 

1. Not Knowing Your Vehicle

You need to understand your RV before you decide to take charge of that driving seat. Familiarize yourself with the engine, and all other systems of the RV. Be mindful of the fact that it is like carrying your home along the road. Get the hang of how the brakes, race and all other buttons work so that you don’t have to face any problem during your most-awaited road trip. We also suggest that you do read your RV user’s manual thoroughly.

 

2. The Tire Problems

Without a doubt, this is one of the most common RV problems you might have to experience during your road trip. Be prepared to take care of this issue beforehand. Keep extra tires with you and a complete tire changing toolkit as it will come in handy. You never know when your tire might burst due to the variant terrain you are driving on; rocky roads and areas can badly affect your tire performance. Keep a regular check!

 

3. Water Issues

Don’t ignore your water tanks! Take care of the tanks before you head out on the road for that long awaited trip of yours.  Water leakages and water line bursts are common RV problems you need to pay heed towards. Replace the tanks if needed before the trip! Moreover, these leakages can cause trouble and affect your windows and RV roofs. Watch out!

 

4. Battery Power Issues

Like any regular vehicle, your RV needs a power check before the journey begins! No wonder RV as compared to a regular car has to carry the extra load that of an entire house, it has to be more powerful than others to take that load. Save your battery power while you stop at that motel for a break and keep checking the battery time and again to avoid this RV problem.

 

5. The Toilet Problems

Remember? We took the toilet along! Be ready to face those toilet issues because we won’t be stopping at every gas station, you have your trip to enjoy! Toilet problem is another very common RV problem, besides it being a travel luxury, it has its downsides. Your RV toilets are more like disposable type and not built on strong long-term foundations like those back in your home. Keeping the water flow going can be a problem and you know how important water is for that toilet of yours? Oh yes, you do!

It turns out, now you are actually ready to jump into the holiday spirit! Call your friends, pack your food and make sure you go through a proper check on the common RV problems stated above!