Preparing your RV for Travel

Imperial Trailer Village is an RV Park in Los Angeles, CA that can be your home during your travels on the open road. Once you begin to feel the itch for adventure again you will want to make sure that you are preparing your RV for the open road properly. We have gathered some RV checks that you will want to make before you head out on your next adventure. 

 

Check your Battery

Before you head out on the open road you will want to make sure your battery is in tip-top shape. It’s not uncommon for a battery to discharge up to 10% a month when it is in storage so you will want to gage exactly how much battery life you have left. It’s always a good idea to place your battery on a charger and make sure it is fully charged. Water should only be added to lead acid battery(s) after fully charging the battery, unless the water level is already below the plates. The plates need to be covered at all times. Follow charging instruction thoroughly and accurately to avoid damage to yourself and the battery. You can then hook up your batter making sure all the connections are fastened securely and correctly. 

 

Plumbing

Before leaving you will want to make sure the plumbing system in your RV is working properly without any signs of leaks. With water in the fresh water holding tank turn the 12-volt water pump on and pressurize the water system until the pump shuts off. If the water pump cycles back on, even for a short period of time, there is a leak somewhere. Take your RV to an RV mechanic and have them fix the problem. It could only get worse with time and travel. 

 

Tires

Just like with a battery, your tires can lose air pressure over time. Your RV tires can lose 2-3 psi a month while sitting. Make sure you check the air pressure in all of your tires and adjust the inflation pressure to the manufacturer’s recommendation based on the load. Having too low of air pressure in one or all of your tires can cause damage to your tires. This makes them more susceptible to tear or blowing out. 

 

Inner Mechanics

You will want to make sure the Engine of your RV is working properly. Make sure you check the oil level, seams and sealants, belts, power train generator, etc. of your RV. If you are unsure of what you should be looking for in regards to how your RV should be functioning, make an appointment at your nearest RV Mechanic. They can make sure all of your fluid levels are where they need to be as well as making sure your engine is working properly. 

 

We at Imperial Trailer Village want you to be safe during your travels. You are always welcome back at our RV Park in Los Angeles, CA for a home away from home during your adventures. Call us today to learn more about what our RV Park can offer you.