A Five-Step Maintenance and Safety Checklist Before You Hit The Road in Your RV

A Five-Step Maintenance and Safety Checklist Before You Hit The Road in Your RV

Summer has always been synonymous with vacation and getting away from it all. If you’re an RV owner, then you’re getting away isn’t limited to just one time of year. You possess the ability to pull up stakes and head out whenever you feel the need or temptation to do so. Whether you’re taking a trip under the summer sun, planning a weekend getaway, or any other trip, there are some preparations that you should make. These five steps will ensure that any journey you undertake is safe.

Checklist

Getting Your RV Serviced

No matter how often you take your RV out, it’s always a good idea to get it properly serviced before your trip. All vehicles go through the process of accumulating wear and tear, and having some routine service done is essential. Have the oil changed, inspect all belts and hoses and ensure the tread on your tires is consistent and minimal.

Wipers & Awnings

The road called life tends to be unpredictable. The weather even more. Before heading out, ensure your wiper blades are working correctly and plenty of fluid in the reservoir. Properly checking any awnings, your RV might have will ensure that you don’t get caught in the rain without an umbrella. (Or an awning, for that matter.)

Fridge Prep

If your RV has a fridge, turn it on a night or two before you decide to fill it. Spoiled food tends to smell terrible and can invite unwanted guests into your personal space. It’s advisable to bring a cooler with you just in case there’s a malfunction, and you need to store perishable items.

Pack It Up and Put It In

Packing for a trip can be stressful and time-consuming. We advise that you make an itemized checklist of everything you want/need to take with you. Aside from leisurely activities, don’t forget medical supplies, flashlights, and other necessary items that can help you out in case you get in a rut.

Book in Advance

You wouldn’t show up to an upscale eatery without a reservation, would you? Of course not. Campsites operate in the same way. They tend to fill up fast, so when planning your trip, be sure to call ahead and reserve a slot for your RV.

Whether you’re a seasoned camper or just starting to look into the world of the RV, Patriot RV Georgetown can help you out on your journey. From sales, service, and everything else you could ask for, we’re the RV experts. For more information, give us a call today at 502-427-0264 or visit us at 3034 Paris Pike in Georgetown!

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