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Old 06-22-2014, 09:41 PM   #1
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General Maintenance Schedule: Itemized

If I have missed this somewhere on the forum, please direct me.

We are trying to put together a list of maintenance items for our RW. It's going to be a long list, and we would love to hear what others have. Things like:

Exercise generator under 50% load x1 hour (monthly)
Moisturize woodwork/Cabinets (Bi-monthly)
Sanitize Freshwater tank (As needed)
Wax coach (Quarterly?)
Use power blower on roof/remove debris/pine needles (bi-weekly)
Re-caulk roof items (annually)
RainX exterior windows (bi-monthly)
RainX Shower doors (bi-monthly)

You get the idea.

I know there are a ton of things we can do to help keep it in working order. I am going to go through the very limited documentation that we got and see what I can find. Thanks!!
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:45 PM   #2
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#1 Check all bolts under the trailer that typically vibrate loose (don't forget the spare tire mount).

#2 check tire pressure and put a few pumps of grease on each zerk.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:00 PM   #3
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YES! Thanks Dave. We need more outdoor must-do's, ESPECIALLY the safety stuff.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:24 AM   #4
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Hand pack wheel bearings, it's up to you whether to use e-z lube feature, I personally won't again after contaminating brakes.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:32 AM   #5
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Inspect the roof every 6 months. Restore slide seals every 12 months. Grease all fittings including hitch every year. Wipe down jacks will silicon spray after sitting for a period of time. Spray lube the bedroom slide-out rails and lube motor area per Lippert's recommendation every year. Inspect and pack wheel bearings every. Flush hot water tank annually. Remove AC cover a clean outside of AC unit annually. Change water filter 6-12 month intervals. Check hydraulic fluid level every minimum annually. Check battery fluid levels minimum annually. Check all running lights, turn and break before each tow. Lube drain valve shafts at least annually. Inspect tires before each tow and during fuel break stops. Lubricate hitch in TV annually
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:48 AM   #6
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In your spare time set down & enjoy a cold one!! LOL
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:09 AM   #7
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In your spare time set down & enjoy a cold one!! LOL

That's the luxury of having an RV
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:09 PM   #8
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Great stuff! Keep it coming!!
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:19 PM   #9
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Did a fun trick this week - I washed the dust off the Redwood with campground water that was so hard it looked worse when I finished. Remembered I had 100 gal of fresh water from home in the tank - shut down the campground supply and purged the hot water tank a bit and did it again with water from home - awesome! Had enough for the boat and trucks.

As far as maintenance, my schedules are far less frequent than a full timer would do:

Wax - hopefully every 5 years or less

Bearing pack - 2-3 years, inspect twice a year.

Tires - ST 5 years max (I personally wouldn't run them), better tires -7 years max regardless of tread.

Inspect roof and seals each trip out. I finally found a caulking that holds those slide seals in place if they are replaced after the factory did it - Geocel 2300 MHRV
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I was installing my new surge suppressor over this past weekend and needed to get into my transfer switch. I was surprised to find that almost all of the wire lugs on the load side of the switch needed some tightening. Loose lugs = heat = bad situation.
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