Investing in an RV is one of the best choices you can make. Recreational vehicles are reliable and convenient vehicles to travel in, and many Americans have chosen to make their trailers and recreational vehicles their permanent homes. Even if you take pride in meticulously caring for your recreational vehicle, unexpected problems can arise and, if left untreated, cause serious damage to your vehicle. MobileTech RV Repair is proud to provide RV maintenance and RV repair services to Montgomery County and the North Houston area.
In this blog post, we’ll explain a few signs of trouble that all RV owners should be watching for. Don’t hesitate to contact MobileTech RV repair if your vehicle is exhibiting any of the following signs.
It’s Been Over a Year Since Your Last Service
Taking your vehicle in for regular servicing can be a lot like flossing your teeth: you know you should do it, but it’s an easy task to put off. Delaying your service until next week can quickly turn into a several-month delay, and this can be dangerous for both you and your vehicle. It might be inconvenient, but setting aside an afternoon for regular servicing can help you to preempt expensive problems before they start or before they get worse. Preempting problems is not only safe for you and your vehicle, but it’s cost-effective; the cheapest repairs are often the ones that you catch early.
It can be easy to delay getting a new windshield if your windshield has a crack in it, especially if the crack is in a corner and it is not obstructing your view. Texas does not have any regulations concerning windshield cracks, but you should plan on getting your cracked windshield replaced if you plan on traveling to other states in your RV or if the crack is seriously obstructing your view. In many states, a windshield crack of any size could put you at risk for being pulled over and receiving a ticket.
Are the interior lights of your RV flickering on and off? Even if your lights aren’t rapidly flickering, intermittent dimming is a sign that all RV owners should be watching for. Flickering lights and intermittent dimming can be a sign that something is wrong with your RV’s battery or electrical system. It’s vital that you enlist the help of a professional whenever you’re dealing with an electrical problem, as attempting to repair your RV’s electrical system on your own can be highly dangerous.
A Leaking Roof
This point might sound obvious, but many RV owners mistakenly believe that roof repairs are unaffordable and choose to place bowls and containers under leaks in their roof. Not only is this no way to live, but it can put your entire RV roof and interior at risk.
Branches, hail, and normal wear-and-tear can all contribute to the weakening of an RV roof. Leaving a leak in your roof untreated can allow water to saturate the walls, insulation, and furniture in your vehicle, leading to serious (and expensive) mold problems.
Prevent your RV roof from leaking by regularly inspecting the top of your vehicle for soft spots and areas that look torn or worn down. Always be aware of the size of your vehicle when driving through underpasses, and try to avoid driving under branches that will scrape the roof of your vehicle. The most effective way to prevent a leaking roof is to take your vehicle to a professional for regular roof maintenance. If you have a leaking roof or RV water damage, don’t hesitate to contact the professional staff at MobileTech RV Repair immediately!