One of the most common interior complaints we hear from RV owners is that their couches begin to peel far before they expect them to. This can be a costly problem to fix, so it is important to both take preventative measures as well as be aware of creative fixes. Read on to learn how to both prevent and deal with peeling couches.
What type of couches are most likely to peel?
Couches with fake leather, or “pleather” surfaces are the most likely to peel in an RV. RV manufactures like to use this kind of material, even in high end RVs, to give the furniture the look of high-end furniture (without the cost). When first picking out your RV, you can investigate options to change the fabric or couches in your rig [...]
If you use your RV regularly, chances are that sometime during a trip you are going to need to fill up your RV tires. However, this is not always as simple as pulling into the pump at the gas station with your car. RV’s can be hard to maneuver around gas station air pumps, and station pumps are often limited in the PSI you can go up to. This means that you might not be able to get a high enough PSI for your large rig. So what can you do when you need to fill up your RV tires when you’re on the road?
Truck stops are your new best friend
Truck stops are designed for larger vehicles, making filling your RV tires at their air pumps that much easier. Many air [...]
If you properly stored your RV during the winter, then hopefully there is not a great deal of maintenance to be done on your rig come spring. However, there is an important checklist to make sure that your RV operates smoothly and safely. Crossing off this list will help your first trip of the season to be a success.
Don’t have time to perform the maintenance tasks yourself? We’re happy to help! Contact our service department today and beat the spring rush.
Spring Maintenance Checklist
Batteries: It’s likely you removed your batteries during the winter. It is also likely that your batteries lost charge during their winter hibernation. Batteries discharge up to 10% a month in winter storage. Fully charge your batteries again before carefully installing them.
With spring right around the corner, you may be already dreaming of your first trip in your RV. However, before you get ready to pack your bags, it’s important to tackle a thorough cleaning of your RV. Check off our RV Spring Cleaning Checklist to get your rig ready for the wide open road. Does your RV need maintenance? Get it scheduled in our Service Department today!
Spring Cleaning Supplies
Before you slip on those rubber gloves, you’ll want to make sure you have all the needed supplies to clean your RV. Not sure where to find them? Stop by our shop for all your RV needs! We suggest the following:
Summer maintenance is just as critical as winter maintenance for extending the life of your RV. In the summer, the temperature in your RV can rise up to 40 degrees higher than the temperature outside. Both the heat and the strong summer sun can quickly age your vehicle if you’re not careful. Your engine, battery, tires, paint and trim, dashboard, airbags, seats and other interior are all in danger of damage during the summer. Follow these summer RV maintenance tips to keep your RV looking and driving like new.
Change your engine fluids
Topping off the fluids in your RV both at the beginning of the summer and throughout the summer will help prevent your vehicle from overheating. These fluids include your radiator fluid, motor oil, transmission [...]