How often should I bring my RV in for maintenance?
Scheduling proper maintenance for your RV is important to make sure you are ready for your next adventure on the road. There are some factors to be taken into consideration when considering how often your RV need to be brought in for maintenance. The amount of maintenance, and frequency will be based on how often you use your RV.
If you are an RV enthusiast, your maintenance schedule will reflect the maintenance of all other automobiles. You will want to check your fluid levels every 3,000 miles and check other components (brakes and bearings) every 10,000 miles. You air conditioning and furnace systems should also be checked and cleaned once a year.
If you drive your RV less frequently, you will still need regular maintenance, just not as often. Since your RV will take longer to accumulate miles, you can stay proactive and bring your RV in for maintenance every 6 months. This will ensure that everything is running properly for your next trip. It is also important to still start up your RV and let it run every so often if you are not using it. This will ensure that parts such as your battery do not loose its charge and stop working.
Some other considerations include inspecting the seals and roof of your RV for any leaks to avoid water damage. This should be done at least once a month regardless of how often you drive your RV.