An RV gives you the freedom to follow your wanderlust in maximum comfort, but a breakdown or mechanical failure can turn your dream adventure into a nightmare. You might be hundreds of miles from home when you discover that your refrigerator has broken or, worse, find yourself stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire or smoking engine.
Regular RV maintenance helps prevent unexpected issues and gives you peace of mind during your journeys. Maintenance lets you catch and fix minor problems early before they become bigger—and more expensive—repairs. Plus, taking proper care of your RV can increase the resale value if you sell or upgrade later.
Our comprehensive RV maintenance checklists cover every step you need to take to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape.
Many RV owners rely on a dealership or mechanic to maintain their vehicles. However, most maintenance tasks are relatively simple, so you can save money by handling them yourself. Online RV forums and YouTube provide plenty of resources to help you get started.
No matter which option you choose, following these basic do's and don’ts will ensure your vehicle runs smoothly.
You should perform these maintenance tasks monthly, even if you aren’t using your RV.
Take care of these tasks every three months so your RV stays in top shape year-round.
Set aside one day each year to handle periodic maintenance tasks. Many people choose to perform these tasks at the end of winter so they’re ready to take advantage of warmer weather.
Regular maintenance helps prevent breakdowns and damage, but even the most diligent RV owners can experience issues. Prepare for the unexpected with ARW’s extended RV warranty. Our comprehensive plans cover air conditioners, engineers, slide-out mechanisms, and many other mechanical components. We also cover repairs from mobile RV mechanics so you can get help wherever you need it. Contact us today for a free quote.