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Old 08-22-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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Check Lists

Who can give me the best check list....maintenance, daily, yearly or each run. Yes we are new to this. We live in the north, have a Class A with a generator if that helps to complete the lists. Also, can someone give me complete instructions to winterized with a ice maker and wash machine.

Also what is a opinion of covering and what kind is the best if it is suggested.We have a 1999 DP National Tradewinds 90,000 miles and the finish is great yet. Do any of you wax and what kind.As for the roof do any of you seal the roof and how often...I think I was told it has Dior sealant...might be wrong on that name. Has all new rubber a new inverter and the roof was just sealed. Sorry I,m so long winded...enough for now.
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Who can give me the best check list....maintenance, daily, yearly or each run. Yes we are new to this. We live in the north, have a Class A with a generator if that helps to complete the lists. Also, can someone give me complete instructions to winterized with a ice maker and wash machine.

Also what is a opinion of covering and what kind is the best if it is suggested.We have a 1999 DP National Tradewinds 90,000 miles and the finish is great yet. Do any of you wax and what kind.As for the roof do any of you seal the roof and how often...I think I was told it has Dior sealant...might be wrong on that name. Has all new rubber a new inverter and the roof was just sealed. Sorry I,m so long winded...enough for now.
We use an Android phone application called RVChecklist. Version 1.6. It covers just about everything from pre-departure thru end of trip. It is free and you can modify it for your particular coach characteristics. Wee like it and use it every time we put the key in motorhome. Your winterizing checklist is another thing. My coach has a detailed procedure procedure in the owners manual and I know it works because my coach started out it's life in Colorado. Have fun. Seeya on the road.
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Your check list probably should be unique to your motor home - variables such as usage, storage, weather, options and age all factor in. Use the power train manuals to establish inspection and service requirements. I use an Excel spreadsheet to manage and record these actions. I recommend a similar approach to chassis inspections, but no spread sheet here. My motor home is stored indoors 6 or 7 months of the year, so sealant inspections are less frequent than with outside storage or FT use. I have developed short checklists and keep them on my iPad. If I recommend checking coach batteries every 30 days, the next poster will say 7, but what is important is that you check them. Get a sheet of paper, review the manuals, walk around the exterior and interior and get started. Do some research of threads on this site, as there have been some previous posts. I keep a deferred maintenance list on my iPad as well as on a bulletin board in the garage. These are things that need attention/repair that can wait until I get the time to deal with them. Routine is critical. I do walk arounds often. Pre start up, at fueling stops and camping setup and tear down. You will quickly have a list or lists that are meaningful to you that you will rely on.
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We use RV checklist on the iPhone for departure, and RV companion for maint tracking and scheduling.
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We use an RV Log I created on an EXCEL Spreadsheet. It has provisions for everything we take care of plus Accomodations, contacts, important phne numbers, fule useage, maintenance, filter specificaitons for our coahc, generator, tow vehicle. We also clean and wax our coach using Nufinish wax every year.
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When the time comes this post will help for winterizing.
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