3 Way to Keep Your Motorhome or Campervan in Great Condition
If you have recently invested in a motorhome or campervan, you will want to maintain and take care of it so that it remains in peak condition for many years to come. Although you may only make use of your motorhome or campervan now and again, it will require regular maintenance to keep it in a state of good repair. Below are 3 ways you can keep your motorhome or campervan in great condition.
Protect your vehicle's roof
Because the roof of your motorhome or campervan is out of sight, it can be easy to forget that it needs to be protected and maintained. You should try to store your vehicle in a covered area. If your property does not have a garage which is large enough accommodate your motorhome or campervan, you should consider investing in a carport or a motorhome cover, which will help to prevent falling debris from cracking or chipping the roof of your vehicle. You should also periodically inspect the roof of your vehicle for signs of damage. If you notice any cracks or chips on the roof surface you should have your motorhome or campervan repaired at a garage.
Empty fuel from the generator
If you leave fuel within your vehicle's generator when it is not being used for an extended period of time, the petrol can begin to break down, damaging the generator's internal components. Before storing your motorhome or campervan for an extended period of time, you should run the generator to burn up any fuel within it and also empty the reservoir which holds the fuel. When you wish to next use your vehicle, you should refill the reservoir using fresh petrol. This will help to keep the generator in good condition.
Check door and window seals
One of the components of a motorhome or campervan which is usually the first to fail is the seals on the doors and windows. You should periodically check these rubber seals for signs of wear or damage. Pinch the seal between your fingers to check that the rubber is still supple and that they are still securely attached to the window or door frame. If the seal feels loose, you may be able to use adhesive to reattach it. If the rubber is hard, you will need to replace the seal as it is likely to fail in the near future, allowing water to enter your vehicle.
If you have any further questions about how best to maintain your motorhome or campervan, contact a motorhome service centre.