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Old 06-30-2014, 07:53 AM   #1
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Keeping it nice

Sticker on camper says that I must inspect the seals every 90 days.

My truck has a maintenance section on how often to do this or that. I'm sure someone must have put together a maintenance list for an RV. Can you point me in the right location or what do you do routinely to keep your rig in good shape.

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Old 06-30-2014, 08:06 AM   #2
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Keep it inside out of the (Elements) when Not in use. Youroo!!
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At the end of each trip we take everything out, wash and sanitize everything with Clorox wipes, after that we repack it, give it a wash with the RV wash/wax and store it till the next trip. Sounds like a lot but I like to protect my investment. 😃


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Old 07-05-2014, 09:33 AM   #4
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Stinks for us, as ours is in the elements all the time since we live in it. LOTS more upkeep than what I used to have when they were garage kept. Best thing, check everything often. I wouldn't go 90 days without inspecting seals or anything else. Inspect every trip, or every other if your a weekender. Can't inspect too much IMO.


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......I wouldn't go 90 days without inspecting seals or anything else. Inspect every trip, or every other if your a weekender. Can't inspect too much IMO.
Tell me about inspecting seals. What seals and what to look for? Seals like around windows, doors, roof, etc.
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Keeping it nice

We keep our trailer in a storage lot, but it's about a mile from home and on my way to work. So once a week, I take a few minutes to stop by and:
1. Look along all seems inside (including the cabinets) for any signs of leakage.
2. I bump each tire to make sure they're inflated (always kept covered.)
3. Do a 360 degree walk around to make sure it's just the same as the last time I stored it.

Takes me about three minutes.

Whenever I'm on the roof, I check seams to make sure sealant isn't cracking. Especially along the edges. Keep the roof clean!


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That pretty much sums it up. If it's got sealant, check it. All of it. Windows, slide seals, moldings, roof seams, all roof penetrations etc. If you're inspecting the roof and windows often, more than likely you'll never find anything leaking. Every once in a while, while it's raining, pull the AC intake and reach around in there to feel the compression gasket. Good to catch a leak there quick too.


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