RV Appliance Maintenance: What You Need to Know
Regular RV upkeep and preventative maintenance can help keep your RV in great condition for years to come. In fact, regular service can even save you money by preventing costly RV repairs in the future. These RV appliance maintenance tips from our service experts at Lazydays cover everything you need to know to take care of your appliances.
RV Refrigerator & Stove Maintenance
Inside your refrigerator, you’ll want to make sure the seals stay clean and that you leave the door slightly ajar when you store your RV to prevent any bad smells from accumulating. Since your stove and oven are propane systems, you’ll want to ensure that they are clean and clear of debris. Additionally, the access to the refrigerator in the exterior of the coach needs to be properly cleaned. A 12-month maintenance interval is recommended for the refrigerator and stove.
RV Water Heater Maintenance
You can help maintain your RV water heater by checking the vent in the exterior door and making sure it is clear of bugs and debris. Because bug nests, dirt and other debris can sometimes get inside the burner tube, the air fuel mixture can become compromised. Rust can also form inside the burn chamber, which will cause the water heater to become less efficient. We recommend RV water heater maintenance by a certified RV technician once a year.
RV Furnace & Air Conditioner Maintenance
Manufacturers recommend running the RV furnace system once a month and having your furnace serviced once a year by a certified RV technician. If your RV has been in storage, make sure the valve at the propane tank is in the “on” position when you’re ready to utilize the system. At the stove inside the RV, light the stove for about 45 seconds to bleed out any air in the system. As a safety precaution, if it doesn’t light on the first few tries, wait fifteen minutes before trying again. You will also want to make sure your air conditioner outputs are clear of debris and that you change the RV air conditioner filter(s) at least once per year.
RV appliance maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive or stressful! Take advantage of these pro tips for servicing your RV to keep things affordable and efficient. Our Motorized RV Maintenance Packages and Towable RV Maintenance Packages, for example, can save you up to 25% on RV maintenance. Because our RV service technicians average 14 years of experience working on RVs, you know you’re in good hands. Schedule your RV service appointment in Florida, Arizona or Colorado today!
If you need new RV appliances, you can visit one of our Lazydays RV Accessories & More stores where you’ll find a large selection of RV parts and accessories. We hope to see you soon!