5 Tips to Prepare Your RV for a Road Trip

Camper bathroom
Plumbing problems can lead to costly disasters, whether in a stick-built home or a motor home. (DepositPhotos)

3. Remember the plumbing.

Your RV is just like your home and requires regular maintenance, particularly when it comes to plumbing.

Water damage can be costly, even devastating, so go ahead and check the vehicle’s bathroom, water heater, water tank and drains for any issues.


Beautiful, luxury motor home parked in a national park campground.
Leaks around the RV’s windows could present energy and comfort issues, so go ahead and check those, and apply weatherstripping as needed. (DepositPhotos)

4. Look for necessary repairs.

We always say it’s important to check the envelope of a home, and that’s still true when it comes to a motor home.

Check the window and roof seals, and look for cracks or rust that need repairs.


Yellowstone RV Trip
If everything checks out, you’re ready for the road — enjoy the adventure! (DepositPhotos)

5. Fuel up and go

If your RV passed the first four checks on this list, go gas up the tank — you’re ready for an adventure!

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