How to perform RV preventative maintenance


Go to the back of the motor coach and remove the panel for the engine.


The first thing you want to do is check your windshield washer fluid. If it's not full, pull the cap off and top it off.


Check the brake fluid next. If it's full, the cap would have brake fluid on it. If its not, add brake fluid until full.


Next, is the power steering fluid. Remove the dipstick, wipe it off, push it back in, remove it and read the oil level. If it needs oil, add as necessary.


Check the air filter. Remove the rubber hose and remove the filter. If it's dirty, replace it.


Inspect all hoses. Check for holes, cracks, and peeling. Check the hose clamps to make sure it is tight. If any hoses need replacing, replace it.


Let's check the engine oil. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, insert it and pull it back out again. Read the oil level. If it needs oil, add as necessary.


Next is the transmission fluid. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it clean. Push it back in and pull it out. Read the oil level. If it needs oil, add as necessary.


Check the coolant level. If it's not up to level, remove the cap and add as necessary.


Give your battery a visual inspection. Check for corrosion, leakage, and stuff like that.


Check the radiator, and condenser for the A/C, to make sure it has no debris or its bend up. So that's it, you are done.

Performing RV preventative maintenance can save you money and your RV can last longer. It does take a little bit of your time but it's worth it. So let's get started, just follow the steps below to continue.