While not every RV is equal in terms of its construction, features or amenities, there is something that every RV is going to experience at some point: mechanical issues. Try as you might to keep your camper in good working order, there are just some things that will likely occur and it’s best to know about them ahead of time so you can plan around them and know what to watch for as your RV ages.
Day Bros. RV Sales, with locations in London, Kentucky, and Lake Park, Georgia, is your local RV dealer, serving Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, and Valdosta, Georgia. We’ve rounded up some of the most common issues that RV owners eventually have with their RVs so you know what to expect and how to handle it.
1. Toilet Problems
Ah, yes, the dreaded RV septic system. Your RV toilet, as you know, empties into a blackwater tank that you have to empty at a drainage station on a regular basis and clean out to prevent odors and bacterial growth from developing. All the jostling around that your RV goes through on the road can shorten the lifespan of your camper toilet, wearing down its seals and causing water flow issues. It’s always best to address any toilet problems as soon as you notice them after a trip so you can avoid expensive repairs down the road.
2. Tire Trouble
Your RV’s tires take the brunt of its weight and maintain constant contact with highways, bumpy campground roads and gravel backroads, so of course they’re going to wear down over time. One way you can help to prevent issues is to always check on your tires before every trip to make sure they’re still in good shape. You can also install a tire-pressure monitoring system to keep tabs on tire pressure and condition on the road.
3. Roof Repairs
The roof of your RV takes a lot of abuse, from hot sun to cold snow to fallen leaves and pine needles accruing on its surface. To that end, your RV roof is going to wear down and possibly leak if not cared for properly, which means regularly cleaning it off to prevent build-up of dead leaves, needles and other debris.
4. Sticky Slide-Outs
Your RV may have slide-outs on it to expand interior spaces, and after dozens of trips with regular extension and retraction, those slide-outs can start to wear down. Regular application of a good silicone lubricant can help to smooth the tracks and make your slide-outs functional, but these may even need to be repaired by a professional at some point.
Need some assistance with RV maintenance? Contact the Day Bros. RV Sales service department today to schedule an appointment with our team. Our mechanics can address any issues you’re having and get your RV back on the road as soon as possible.
If you’re looking to purchase a new camper, visit one of our locations in Georgia or Kentucky to check out our full stock of new and used RVs for sale. Day Bros. RV Sales proudly serves the cities of Louisville and Lexington, KY, as well as Valdosta, GA.