How to Prevent These 3 Common RV Issues July 2, 2017 Ted Palmer Share Like any vehicle (or anything that’s a machine, for that matter), any RV experiences its share of mechanical issues. However, there are things you can do as an RV owner to prevent some of the most common problems. Here are some great tips from us at A&M RV Center! Tire Blowout Tire blowouts are scary, and they can be very dangerous. They can also create damage to your RV. The best way to avoid a tire blowout is to regularly check your tire pressure. In fact, it’s good to check them every day while traveling. Use a tire tread gauge, a pressure gauge, and also check the tires for any wear or debris. RV tires may also blow out simply because of how old they are, so make sure to replace them as needed. Photo credit: public domain via ac.fraserside.org Leaks Another part of regular RV upkeep, checking for exterior damage caused by weather or debris is very important for RV owners. It’s ideal to keep your RV covered, but many owners aren’t able to do so. If you can’t keep yours covered and you have a rubber membrane roof, check often for signs of damage, and use a rubber roof maintenance coating. When parking, watch out for signs, branches, lights, or anything else that may poke holes in the rubber membrane. Battery Failure An RV battery failure can take the form of lights going out, electronics not working, or the RV simply not starting. The best way to avoid this issue is to check the fluid levels in your battery frequently and add distilled water as needed. When you do this, it’s important to remember to wear hand and eye protection and not have any open flames nearby. It’s especially important to check these levels if you haven’t used your RV in awhile. Hopefully, these tips will help you avoid any need for RV repairs for awhile. However, if you do find yourself in need of professional RV help, A&M RV Center is here for you! Located in Anchorage, AK, we are RV repair experts who can take care of your problem. We also provide RV rentals and sell previously owned RVs. Call us at (907) 279-5508 to find out more!