Specialist maintenance of your motorhome is vital to keep it running in first class condition and help retain its value. A1 Clutches are the Midlands leading motor home maintenance specialists who recommend that you follow the manufacturer’s owner’s manual to see exactly what you should do to keep your motorhome in tip top condition. Below you will find our top 12 maintenance tips for keeping your motorhome in great shape.
1) As with all vehicles motorhomes need their oil and filters changed at regular intervals. This is important to keep your engine running correctly, failure to do this could eventually cause your engine major damage and cost a small fortune. Most manufacturers recommend an oil change every 3,000 to 4,500 miles, but you should check your owner’s manual for advice on your vehicle.
2) It is also very important to service your motorhome generator. Again, check your owner’s manual for information on how often the oil and filter should be changed. Failure to do this could cost you hundreds of pounds in repairs. Remember to run your generator regularly when your motorhome is not being used. If you don’t, it is an expensive job to remove the build-up on the generator’s carburetor.
3) Regular replacement of your motorhomes air, fuel, coolant and hydraulic filters are a must. More expense can be incurred as a result of increased fuel usage or overheating issues with the cooling system and oxidisation in the hydraulic system.
4) You should check your vehicles roof seals and seams every six months. Water damage can cost hundreds of pounds to repair if it’s not taken care of immediately.
5) Regular checks of your brakes is vital not only for your safety but also for the safety of everyone else on the road as well.
6) Biodegradable motorhome toilet paper is a must to keep your waste water system in good condition.
7) If you have a rubber roof, make sure to have the roof treated at least once per year. This prevents the sun from doing damage. You should also have a roof inspection at least twice a year.
8) Check your tyre pressure and wheel nuts before every journey.
9) Well maintained batteries should have a life span of 3/4 years but it is important to check your batteries before every journey.
10) Remove your battery when your vehicle is stored away for the winter keep your battery in a warm place to prevent any possibility of freezing which will void your warranty.
11) When possible every few weeks or so over the winter months go and do a check of your motorhome. Check your tyre pressures as well as brake and clutch fluid. If possible take your vehicle out for a short trip to warm the engine up, this will also stop it from being sat on the same part of the tyres for long periods.
12) Cover all vents up with polythene and tape them up so they are secure from weather impact and unwanted insects.