Individuals who purchase a used travel trailer come from all walks of life. The used travel trailers in question are purchased for a wide variety of never ending reasons. But regardless of the type of person who purchased it or the reason for the purchase, every used travel trailer will require proper RV maintenance.
Used travel trailer owners who do their due diligence and follow through on recommended maintenance schedules will find that they have a higher success rate for completed road trips. These individuals will experience lower repair bills. These individuals may even be rewarded with a longer life (of the recreational vehicle, that is).
One of the most important elements of the RV is the battery. Maintaining and watching out for the RV battery should be a top priority for recreational vehicle owners who wish to keep their vehicle running and healthy.
RV Battery Maintenance and DIY Repair Tips:
- Locate the battery: various locations depending upon the motorhome at hand. Determine where the battery is so it’s possible to check it visually prior to any departure.
- Check the battery: Wear rubber gloves and eye protection. Check that everything is tight and secure and that there is no corrosion.
- Preventative maintenance: Scrub regularly with a wire brush and spray with battery terminal protector.
- Batteries that take water: Check water level by unscrewing the cap on top and looking inside. Make sure the water level is above the lead plates (they’re about two inches down). Generally speaking, the water level should be topped off with distilled water once every 2 months depending upon the climate. Extreme temperatures/extremely dry areas may require topping off once every month.
For additional help with general battery maintenance access an easy to understand RV battery video tutorial online. Additional DIY repair and maintenance topics are available as well to enable every RVer to keep the RV covered with proper care. Proper care and maintenance of any vehicle will maximize its usability and its life. For RVers that means more time on the road and less time waiting to hear back about the cost of repairs.