Water Tank Maintenance
When you’re using the RV and when you’re storing your RV, you need to make sure that you maintain the water tanks. This is a crucial part of maintenance in any RV that has water tanks. Your freshwater tank should be flushed and sanitized at least twice per year. It’s not recommended to keep stagnant water in the tank for long periods of time in between travel. Bacteria can grow in the tank, especially when the water is stagnant.
Gray water tanks, luckily, don’t require much maintenance. Over time, though, these tanks can still develop an unpleasant odor. The black water tank is likely going to be where most of your water tank maintenance occurs. You should ensure you use only approved chemicals in order to break down solids in a black water tank.
Maintain Electrical Systems
Electric systems are something that you often don’t have to worry about when you’re looking to buy a regular vehicle. But RV’s have more in depth electrical systems. Actual electrical outlets and wiring are common, as well as appliances you’d find in a home like a fridge or even a washer/dryer combo in some RV’s.
Always Follow Good RV Storage Practices
Proper storage of your RV is important to keep issues to a minimum. If you’re going to store your RV for a long period of time, you should probably clean it out. Many of the above-mentioned tips for maintenance can be utilized before and after storage as well, like cleaning out the water tanks and emptying the freshwater tank. If you’d like to read more about storage tips for RV’s, you can read our article on that.
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