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Preventative Maintenance: RV Lubrication Tips

When it comes to preventive maintenance of recreational vehicles, you should first think of RV lubrication. But before you start the process, it’s essential to note all the parts that require lubrication in your RV. In that case, identify all the moving parts in your RV.

What is the right way to lubricate your RV and keep it maintained?

Lubricating your RV consistently can keep your RV in good shape. All you have to do is select the right lubricant and apply it to all the places and parts needing lubrication. Also, you must apply the lubrication correctly to avoid complications.

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  1. Choosing the Right Lubricant
  2. RV Parts and Places to Lubricate
  3. Applying Lubrication Correctly
  4. Go to a Professional for Wheel Bearings

1) Choosing the Right Lubricant

Always ensure that you use the best lubricant designed for specific moving parts. A wrong lubricant will attract dirt or dust. T-9 is an excellent example of a lubricant that works well in most moving parts in an RV. It penetrates moisture, leaving a waxy film.

2) RV Parts and Places to Lubricate

RVs have many moving RV parts that require lubrication for better performance. Some of these parts include:

  • Awning hardware
  • Entry doors
  • Hinge points on steps
  • Hinges
  • Landing gear
  • Lock cylinders
  • Slideouts
  • Stabilizer jacks
  • Window tracks

3) Applying Lubrication Correctly

Before lubricating your RV, remember to wipe off the parts and places you plan to apply the lubricant. Next, apply your preferred lubricant and exercise the moving parts to spread it uniformly. That will help you maximize the lubricant’s benefits.

4) Go to a Professional for Wheel Bearings

Wheel bearings do an important job in travel trailers. For that reason, it’s vital to take good care of them. Since it involves a lot of work, you should hire a professional to lubricate the wheel bearings. That is if you own a fifth wheel or travel trailer.

DIY or Professional Preventative Maintenance on Your RV

RV lubrication is not as complicated as other RV maintenance practices. For that reason, you can lubricate all the moving parts by yourself so long as you have the right lubricant and understand how to apply it to your RV. Remember to involve a professional to help you lubricate the wheel bearings for fifth wheels and travel trailers.

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