Planning your next camping adventure can be exciting in itself. While you may be preoccupied with determining the best campground to stay at and the nearby amenities, you should ensure that your recreational vehicle is in good condition. Below are four great signs that your recreational vehicle is ready for your next trip.
Seamlessly Sealed Roof
One of the essential parts of your recreational vehicle is its roof. Any loose seams or cracks that can allow water to penetrate inside of your RV. Unfortunately, many RV owners don’t realize the extent of damage that water can cause until they become sick of unseen mold or remove a wall to find rot inside it. When you look at your roof, you know it’s in good condition with no cracks or holes. Everything should be adequately shown with caulking at all the seams and joints, and that caulking should look fresh, not dried out and old.
All of Your Appliances Work
Whether you’re checking your RV for your next road adventure or thinking about selling it, you must test out the appliances. Most RVs for sale have appliances that are in good working condition. However, it’s crucial to note that RV appliances can be a lot more expensive than your average run-of-the-mill appliance because they are compact. You don’t want to start your adventure off with a broken appliance as it can take a while to get a new one, and it can be very costly.
Your Tires Are Looking Good
According to Camping World, “A house is only as sturdy as its foundation, and your RV is only as reliable as the condition of its tires.” So you want to check your tires to ensure that they’re relatively clean since they’re constantly exposed to harmful substances like motor oil on the roadway. Each tire pressure should be checked to ensure adequate pressure for the specific tires you’re running. Make sure that you check the tire pressure when the tires are cold, as this will give you a more accurate reading than when they’re warm. You’ll want to check the tread depth to ensure adequate depth left, and then there are no uneven wear patterns.
Properly Laminated Exterior
Another must-have for an excellent recreational vehicle is adequate lamination on its exterior. RVs are constructed with plywood that has a fiberglass shell over it. Over time, this fiberglass can start to delaminate from the wood due to moisture, heat, or aging. You’ll likely start to notice this delamination problem when you look down the side of your RV and see a large bubble or bubbles forming. If you look on the side of your RV and you don’t see any bubbles, then your RV is still in good working condition.
Before you hit the road for your next RV adventure, you must check all of the items above to ensure that your RV is still in good condition and ready to safely take on your entire trip.