If you own an RV, no matter if it is brand new or old, you should budget for problems you may have in the future. This way, you can get the RV repaired quickly so you can continue using it. To help, below are two problems you may have with your RV while you are out on the road.
1. Problems with Toilet
The last thing you want is to have problems with the toilet in your RV. Unfortunately, you can have toilet problems due to the bouncing and bumping of the RV as you are driving down the road, especially if you ever drive on rough terrain or roads that are not in good condition.
One problem you may notice is water constantly flowing. If so, this is generally due to a problem with the rubber seal or valve. Another problem you may have is a leaking toilet.
The toilet can leak from the upper part while the toilet is flushed. If so, this is likely due to a problem with the float seal.
If the toilet leaks while the bowl is full of water, the toilet likely has a crack in it. This is more prone to happen if you have a plastic toilet but can still have if the toilet is made of porcelain. If you notice there is water leaking around the base of the toilet after you flush, this is likely a problem with the flange, and the flange will have to be replaced.
2. Problems with Tires
One thing you need to keep a close eye on is the tires on your RV. The last thing you want is to have a tire blowout, as this is dangerous for not only you but any passengers you have in your RV. Tire problems are common, especially if you go on a lot of trips and drive your RV.
Check the tread on the tires. If you notice the tread is worn down, it is time to get new tires installed. If you do this, go ahead and replace all tires even if there is a problem with only one tire. This way, your RV will be completely level, and you will not have to worry about having problems with the older tires.
You also need to ensure the tires are inflated properly. If you notice one tire often is underinflated, the tire may have a leak. Even a very small leak will eventually cause a flat tire. You can purchase a tire gauge at any auto parts store. Refer to the owner's manual of your RV on what the tire pressure should be for your tires. If it is off, take your RV to an RV mechanic or tire shop to have the tire inspected.
These are just two problems you may have with your RV. Talk to an RV repair mechanic to learn of other issues to watch out for so you can be ready.