Maintaining your vintage RV is important to ensure it’s functioning at its best and also to allow you to enjoy it longer. Following these key maintenance tips will help keep expensive repairs at bay and keep your vintage RV on the road.
Open the vents
It can get pretty warm inside an RV during the hotter months of the year, especially if you’re visiting areas like Arizona or Florida. An older RV may not have the most state-of-the-art ventilation system in place, so it’s important to keep your vents open as much as possible during hot weather.
Extreme heat for a prolonged period may cause materials to break down and fail over time. Wall coverings, seals, and flooring are just a few of the items that will slowly deteriorate in hot temperatures, so avoid having to deal with future repairs and keep that air flowing through those vents!
Along with keeping your RV ventilated, you’ll want to keep dampness from invading your living space. A damp RV isn’t just uncomfortable, but can ruin your wood, walls, mattress, cushions, curtains, and so much more. Dampness can even lead to mold and mildew.
Click here for some tips on how to keep dampness at bay to avoid costly repair bills.
Watch the seals
Vintage RVs bring some wear-and-tear features along with their incredible charm. One of those features are seals that have naturally degraded over time. Moisture leaking into the vehicle through faulty weather stripping and seals can lead to damaged surfaces within your RV, and will encourage mold to grow. Check seals around windows and doors every three months to ensure a snug fit and to keep unwanted moisture out.
Owning a vintage RV can sometimes require a little extra TLC. But, if you keep up the maintenance, you’ll be rewarded with an efficiently functioning (and cool!) ride to enjoy during your RV adventures.
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