After purchasing your Class B motor home unit, whether you bought the RV new or used, there are some maintenance items that you need to know. A Class B RV should be taken care of while you are driving it on vacation, but also prior to hitting the road in it so that you avoid any unnecessary mechanic or safety incidents. It is up to you, as the owner of the Class B recreational vehicle to stay on top of your maintenance check list.
Many Class B motor homes for sale owners wonder when the perfect time is to get the unit checked by a professional mechanic. The answer is that you should follow the guidelines in your Class B owners manual, according to mileage equirements, but you should also maintain year-round safety checks on your Class B motor home.
The tips below are a good starting guide with basic information for you to follow in maintaining your Class B RV to its fullest, safest potential.
1. Know what your owners manual advises. Often times, in newer Class B recreational vehicles, there are even blank pages for the owner or RV dealer, where the work is completed, to fill out upon each task fulfilled. For example, if the new Class B RV has been driven for 12,000 miles, and it is oil change or tire rotation time, then when the owner takes the motor home to have this task accomplished, he/she can record in the manual that this task was done. If you do not have such blank pages in the owners manual, then a regular, lined, small notebook works just as well.
2. Know what your RV insurance covers and what it does not. Think about how you have been driving the motor home unit and see if, for any reason, you may want to add additional coverage. Call your insurance company and ask about things concerning you, such as items outside of regular wear and tear or outside of your RV warranty.
3. Since you are probably on the road most of the time in your new or used recreational vehicle, the tires are of the utmost importance to take care of and maintain. Before you take a trip, whether a summer long vacation or a weekend excursion, look at the pressure amounts in each tire on the RV unit. If you are going to be traveling to climates that your unit is not used to, make sure you tell the mechanic and get the appropriate tire gear.
4. Another important item, one motorhome owners often forget about maintaining, is the wind shield wipers on both the front windows of the RV and the rear, if applicable.
By taking preventative actions, you can be aiding in the safety of your fellow travelers and vacation. These are just a few basic maintenance steps you can take to ensure you have a pleasant, mechanic free trip.