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How to Prevent these Common Service Appointments


This week we’ve taken you through the ins and outs of La Mesa RV’s service department to bring you a transparent view on how our nine service locations across the country work. From What Every RVer Should Know Before they Book an Appointment + What to Expect, to the Top Asked Serive Department Customer Questions and Our Answers, we’ve got you covered when it comes to all things La Mesa RV service.

If you’re now wondering what preventative maintenance steps you can take to keep your RV healthy, as to avoid having to bring in your rig every few months, you’re in luck. Below we’ve outlined everything you need to know when it comes to keeping your RV out of the ‘sick house’ and on the road!


RV service, everything you need to know about your RV roof, generator, appliances and slideout


I’ve read that keeping an eye on the condition of your RV roof is important. Why is that? 
Because of the many environments your RV will endure through all four seasons, it is paramount you pay close attention to the condition of your roof. During winter months your ceiling will contract and then in the summer, it will begin to expand due to temperature changes. This can lead to a leaky roof, which ultimately leads to mold and we can promise, you do not want that. Have your roof inspected every 90 days. La Mesa RV offers this as a free inspection at all nine RV locations.

Anything else I need to know about my RV roof?
Every season, be sure to do a visual roof inspection on your RV. Look for sealant voids and note the general condition of your roof. Sealant voids are gaps in the sealant from cracking or shrinkage due to weather. It is similar to what you would see with tile grout. Apply a rubber seal to your RV roof when it begins to show signs of wear.

What type of rubber seal should I use for my RV roof?
There are three types La Mesa RV regularly uses. Winnebago’s sealant, a self-leveling silicone, Dicor which is the most popular on the market and Sikaflex.

What are the annual maintenance routines I need to perform on my RV?
– Appliance: That includes the microwave, oven, refrigerator, freezer, washer, dryer and dishwasher. Consult your owners manual for any additional information on how to service your appliances annually.
– Generator: Service your RV generator once a year to make sure it is in tip top shape.

Are they any other tips for keeping my RV in great condition?
– Slide-outs: Inspect your slide-outs every six months. Make sure they do not stick or get stuck when opening and closing. Remember to also brush off the top of your slides to ensure you are not bringing in fallen leaves or branches.
– Visual Inspection: Every time you leave a campsite be sure to walk around your coach. Check for fallen branches on the roof, if the antenna is down, flat tires, the RV is unplugged, and all your doors have been locked.

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