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Preparing Your RV for a Safe & Smooth Journey (A Comprehensive Checklist)


Planning an exciting road trip or seasonal chapter in your RV after being stationary for a while? Before hitting the open road, It's crucial to ensure that your vehicle is in optimal condition. In this post, we will provide you with a comprehensive checklist to overview before embarking on your long-awaited adventure.


Inspect the Exterior

Start by examining the exterior of your RV for any visible damage, including cracks, leaks, or loose components. Check that all lights, signals and brakes are functioning properly. Don't forget to inspect the tires for any signs of wear, and ensure that they are properly inflated.

Secure Cabinets and Drawers

Stow Loose Items

Secure Appliances and Electronics

Lock Doors and Windows

Check the Fluid Levels

Test the Battery

Assess the Electrical System

Evaluate the Plumbing System

Test the Propane System

Inspect the HVAC System

Verify Safety Equipment

Test the Awning(s) and Slide-Out(s)

Book an Appointment with an RV Technician

Taking the time to properly prepare your RV before a long trip is essential for a safe and enjoyable adventure. By following this comprehensive checklist and considering an appointment with an RV technician, you can minimize the risk of unexpected breakdowns and maximize your overall travel experience. So, get ready to hit the road with confidence and create unforgettable memories in your well-maintained and reliable RV.


As always, safe travels!


-Vince, Owner of Mobile Assurance RV Services

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