Whether you’re going on a three-day camping excursion in the woods or a three-day music festival in the desert, now is the time to start making sure your RV is fully prepped and ready for the road with your friends and family this summer.

Here are three major tips to ensure your RV experience stays fun and protected:

Know Which Class of RV You Own

Different classes of RVs require different levels of maintenance. For example:

Class A motorhomes are typically for the travelers who like to drive in style; these vehicles usually look like buses on the exterior and can easily connect to power and water lines and sewage drains. Because there is an abundance of interior and storage space in these vehicles, with enough room to walk around while in motion, a standard Class A motorhome will need a substantial amount of maintenance to ensure it’s roadworthy.

Class B recreational vehicles are recommended for smaller groups as they are roughly the size of a standard van; however, it’s still possible to transform them into larger, more accommodating vehicles if needed. While many don’t have the luxurious interiors of a Class A RV, they are still considered comfortable, affordable and will require less maintenance.

Class C RVs are most recognized for their protective roofs suspended over the windshield. With some models reaching up to 30-feet, these vehicles resemble more of a truck than a bus or van. A traditional Class C recreational vehicle has all the amenities and features of a house and typically require the most maintenance.

Invest in Interior and Exterior Protection

Investing in interior and exterior protection before your trip keeps your RV looking like new and saves you a headache in the long run.

Exterior Protection

Products like Sentinel+ ceramic coating bonds to your RV’s paint with glass-like armor, ultimately protecting you from inconveniences like:

  • Bird lime
  • Tree sap
  • Acid rain
  • Insects, etc.

Interior Protection

This protection is especially convenient for those who spend a good amount of time inside their vehicle. Pet stains, bodily fluids and spilled food and beverages are such common occurrences, but can easily be avoided if you’ve taken those extra steps to keep your RV interior fully protected.

Obtain the very best RV roadside assistance

Make sure to keep your RV’s roadside assistance phone number directly in your windshield should you ever need immediate assistance. Businesses like SafeRide RV keep you covered whether you need a tow, jump-start, tire assistance, delivery of fuel, locksmith, key replacements and much more.

With 24/7 technical assistance, your family will always stay protected with a roadside assistance crew at your side. Some services will even reimburse you up to a certain amount for lodging and meals if you’ve broken down more than 100 miles from home! With summer right around the corner, there’s no harm in checking off these to-dos before taking a road trip in your RV.

What other must-know tips do you have when it comes to RV maintenance? Let us know in the comments!

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