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Old 02-25-2014, 09:12 AM   #1
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Spring Maintenance Checklist

Although Spring seems to have come early this year to my neck of the woods, its almost time to begin my annual ritual of preparing the RV for another year of camping. I may sound crazy, but I look forward to this every year...much more so, now that I am retired!

I’ve developed my own Spring Maintenance Checklist, to ensure I don’t miss anything. I’m sharing my list below. I’m curious to see how many members have developed something similar. Feel free to post your own lists if you have them, it would interesting to see how much they differ. Please keep in mind that this is not an engine/chassis maintenance list, I do that every winter at the end of camping season.


RV Spring Maintenance

• Replace All Detector Batteries
• Replace Fridge Temp Sensor Batteries
• Replace Water Heater Leak Alarm Battery
• Replace Atomic Clock & Remote Batteries
• Reset Time on all Clocks & Radios
• Replace Expired Items in Medicine Cabinet
• Replace Expired Items in Galley
• Test Fresh Water Pump
• Test Genset Auto Start
• Clean Windows & Mirrors
• Wipe Down Ceiling
• Wipe Down Walls

• Sanitize Fresh Water System (remove water filter)
• New Fresh Water Filter after Sanitizing
• Tighten Shore Power Plug Connections and Clean Plug Prongs
• Check all Battery Connections
• Check all Engine Fluid Levels
• Check all LP Lines for Leakage with Windex
• Check Refer Burner Operation
• Check Hot Water Heater Burner Operation
• Flush Hot Water Tank
• Check all Lights & Signals
• Check Backup Lights
• Perform Air Brake Check
• Inspect Tires and Check Air Pressures
• Lube Slide Out Mechanisms
• Spray Slide Out Weatherstripping
• Lube Jack Pistons
• Inspect Chassis for Evidence of any Pests
• Lube Entry Step with Chain Lube
• Clean Chassis A/C Condenser (front)
• Wash down Generator
• Inspect Cooling Fan for Play in Bearing
• Lube Exhaust Brake
• Clean Radiator/CAC
• Wash Inside of all Compartment Doors
• Fill Air System and Pull Lanyards, Check for Moisture
• Test Windshield Washer and Top off Reservoir
• Inspect All Awnings for Mildew
• Wash & Wax Exterior

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Old 02-25-2014, 09:18 AM   #2
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The only thing I could add is keep my fingers crossed.

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Old 03-10-2014, 09:20 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by tiredvet View Post
The only thing I could add is keep my fingers crossed.
I'm with you !!
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Thank you for taking the time to post your list. It will be a big help for me. Several items I need to do!
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for posting. I never thought of many things you have on the list.
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