Careful and regular maintenance is important if you wish to have the best possible service from your WEEKEND WARRIOR. A brief inspection every few months will prevent any serious difficulties from occurring.
Check the following:
1. EXTERIOR AND ROOF
Roof seams should be checked and if necessary caulked or coated once a year. Check the exterior sidewalls and the roof. Check ventilators, moldings, doors, windows and any other places which may allow moisture to enter. Any opening should be carefully cleaned and filled with a good grade of caulking compound. This inspection is most important.
2. INTERIOR WALLS, CEILING, AND FLOOR
The paneled walls and ceiling have a sturdy low-maintenance finish. Give them the same care you would give a piece of furniture. Frequent cleaning and polishing will preserve this fine finish and keep the walls easy to clean. The linoleum on the floor needs the same cleaning and waxing care you’d give to linoleum anywhere. NOTE: The finished wall panels may also be waxed for easy care.
3. WHEN WINTER COMES
Your WEEKEND WARRIOR is built to keep you comfortable in the coldest weather. During the winter months when your heater is in use, be sure there is adequate circulation of air everywhere in the recreational vehicle, especially around and behind beds and in the wardrobes. This will prevent condensation of the excessive moisture in the warm air on colder surfaces.
Don’t overload your closets and cupboards. Proper ventilation is essential, especially when cooking or boiling water. Washing or hanging up wet clothing, other than in the closed shower room, should be avoided. By keeping a central window or vent open slightly, even in the coldest weather, you not only allow the moisture laden air to escape but also will keep your recreational vehicle more evenly heated and comfortable. Keep your heater clean and free of dust.
4. WINTERIZING YOUR RV
If you plan to leave your RV during periods where temperatures may drop below freezing, make sure you take proper precautions to make sure your water and drain line system is protected from freezing. If you have any questions on how to properly winterize your recreational vehicle, either refer to your owner’s manual or ask your dealer, who will be happy to answer questions for you.
5. ANNUAL MAINTENANCE CHECK AND INSPECTION
Your dealer or reputable repair center are suggested for yearly inspections and maintenance. They may check and tighten plumbing and electrical fixtures, check wheel bearings on a trailer, check caulking, etc. Most important is to remember to service your recreational vehicle as you would service your automobile or home.