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2015-Coachmen-Freelander-rv-repair-high-desert-medicProperly maintaining your RV is the most important thing you can do to keep it running and help retain its value. It is recommended to follow the manufacturer’s owner’s manual to see exactly what you should do to keep your RV in top condition. You can always schedule an appointment with a Certified RV Technician here at RV Medic.

  1. Like cars, RVs need their oil and filters changed at regular intervals. This is necessary to keep your engine running properly and if left undone could eventually cause your engine to seize. This could cost you as much as $10,000. Most manufacturers suggest an oil change every 3,000 to 4,500 miles, but you should check your owner’s manual for advice on your specific vehicle.
  2. Servicing your RV generator is important as well. Again, check the manufacturer’s recommendations for how often the oil and filter should be changed. Ignoring this chore could cost you as much as $9,000 in repairs. Remember to run your generator regularly when your RV is stored too. If you don’t, it could cost you up to $400 to take care of the build-up on the unit’s carburetor.
  3. Replacing the air, fuel, coolant and hydraulic filters in your RV should also be done regularly. Damage costing upwards of $2,500 could result from increased fuel usage or overheating issues with the cooling system and oxidization in the hydraulic system.
  4. Inspect the roof seals and seams of your RV every six months. Water damage can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair if it’s not taken care of immediately.
  5. Keeping your brakes maintained is important for your safety and those of everyone else on the road as well. Brake damage could cost as much as $2,000 for a motorhome and $500 for a trailer.ADNFCR-2712-ID-19527144-ADNFCR
  6. Keep your waste water system in good condition by using biodegrable RV toilet paper.
  7. If you have a rubber roof, make sure to have the roof treated at least once per year. This prevents the sun from doing damage. You should also have a roof inspection at least twice a year.
  8. Check your tire pressure and lug nuts before every trip.
  9. Check your batteries before your trip. Deep cycle batteries last 3-5 years and should be replaced after their life cycle is complete.
  10. Take your battery out during the winter months and store it somewhere warm. They have the possiblity to freeze and break, voiding the warranty and rendering them unusable.

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America’s Best RV Parks

The lure of the open road and the comforts of home come together when you’re traveling in a recreational vehicle, or RV. But before you hit the road, there are a few things you should understand about RV parks.

Not all RV parks are created equal. Campers can find RV parks in state and national parks as well as privately owned campgrounds. And the quality varies from budget to swanky. Chain campgrounds like KOA and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campgrounds operate around the country and offer some continuity from site to site.

More rustic campgrounds may offer little more than a parking spot, while other spots offer facilities including water and electricity hook-ups. On the higher end, more luxurious sites offer RV visitors access to pools, restaurants, free WiFi and business facilities.

Intrepid travelers exploring the country in an RV will want to put on the brakes and stay for a while at these parks and campgrounds around the United States.

Durango RV Resort
Red Bluff, California
The Durango RV Resort is a high-end escape with 174 sites on the Sacramento River. All sites are equipped with Powerhouse Pedestals that provide electricity, high-speed WiFi and cable television. Meet fellow travelers by the pool, in the clubhouses or at the outdoor fireplaces. Pamper your pooch with a run at the 45-acre dog park followed by a scrub down at the self-serve automatic dog-washing station.

Boyd’s Key West Campground 
Key West, Florida
Featuring oceanfront campsites located just a few minutes from the action of Key West, Boyd’s is a great way to experience this favorite Florida hot spot. Boyd’s boasts a pool and beach area as well as conveniences including bathrooms, a marina and free wireless internet. The camp has 250 sites and does get crowded, especially when all sites are reserved. But you can’t beat the location which is just a few miles from the fun on Duvall Street and downtown Key West and easily accessible by city bus or cab.

Horse Thief Lake Campground 
Hill City, South Dakota
Horse Thief Lake is a no-frills, family-owned campground with rustic charm and a convenient location near many of South Dakota’s natural wonders. Buffalo roam in nearby Custer State Park and herds of wild mustang run through the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Mt. Rushmore is just 12 miles away while Crazy Horse Mountain and the Mammoth site are a short drive. The campground itself is a quiet respite from the nearby activity and offers fire rings at each site, a shop for basic goods and a small heated pool.

Rivers Edge RV Park 
Fairbanks, Alaska
Sleep under the midnight sun in this well-appointed RV park in Fairbanks. There are 190 sites, but the resort maintains a peaceful vibe with plenty of room for guests to spread out. There’s a network of walking and biking trails to stretch your legs and the resort’s restaurant, Chena’s, serves 3 square meals a day. When you’re ready to explore Fairbanks, there’s no need to unhook the RV. Hop on a shuttle bus to nearby attractions including the Riverboat Discovery cruise, Pioneer Park, the Trans Alaska Pipeline and the historic downtown area.

Yosemite Pines RV Park 
Yosemite, California
While there’s RV camping available inside Yosemite National Park, the campgrounds are primitive, with no hook-ups. If you’re looking for more amenities, the best option is to set up camp outside of the park. Yosemite Pines RV Park is just 22 miles from the park and offers premium pull-through and back-in sites. This family-friendly resort has a gold mine where kids can pan for gold and a petting farm with alpacas.

Zion River Resort 
Virgin, Utah
Just 13 miles from the south entrance to Zion National Park, the Zion River Resort is popular with tourists and snowbirds who put down more permanent roots in the winter. This RV resort has full hook-ups, concrete parking pads, grills and free WiFi. After exploring the red sandstone cliffs at Utah’s first national park, you can also use this campground as a base for day-trips to explore Bryce Canyon National Park and the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

The Shady Dell RV Park
Bisbee, Arizona
Shady Dell is an RV park with a twist — if you can’t bring your own RV to this corner of southern Arizona, you can find one here. This resort is home to 9 lovingly restored antique trailers. These charming stationary trailers include a 1949 vintage Airstream, a 1947 Tiki bus alongside an outrigger tiki bar and the fancy-pants 1951 Royal Mansion complete with a full-sized bed, breakfast nook, private bathroom and leopard carpet. Dot’s Diner is a classic greasy spoon that serves homemade breakfast and lunch. A limited number of spots are available to park your RV if you’re on the road and in the mood for some classic kitsch.

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rv-tools-kit-service-repair-high-desert-victorville-hesperia5 Tools Every RVer Should Own

By Trey Copeland (Camping World)

For most of us our RV is our home away from home. It really is one of the golden highlights of owning an RV. But when you’re 40 miles in the middle of nowhere enjoying nature, you need to be sure you have some tools and essentials to survive and get you back on the road.

Here are some basics that can help you deal with your everyday problems while traveling:

1. Roadside Emergency Kit

You don’t want to be left on the road with a flat tire or a dead battery. It’s always good to have an emergency roadside kit with jumper cables, flashlight and air compressor. Get your roadside emergency kit here.

2. 101-Piece Tool Kit

A basic tool kit should contain tools that allow you to repair most areas of your RV even if you do not plan on doing heavy repair work. This set includes some of the most common handy tools such as a socket set, wrenches, pliers, hammer, screwdriver and more. Get this toolkit here.

3. Battery Terminal Cleaner

If your RV is failing to start, one of the first things to check is the battery terminal connection. After a period of time, corrosion can build up around the terminal causing a bad connection. Ensure your battery has a good connection with a battery terminal cleaner. Get this battery terminal cleaner here.

4. RV Tire Repair Kit

If you do not have a spare tire for your RV, then non-combustible tire sealant is your next best friend. This kit can repair punctures up to 1/4″ in size and won’t cause rust or corrosion on any type of rim. Don’t be left with a flat tire, get your tire repair kit today.

5. Portable Air Compressor

This is the best portable air compressor for airing up smaller tires such as bikes, carts and small utility trailer tires. It is not recommended to air up a larger tire for an RV, Car or Truck. It runs off a 12V lighter adapter if the included rechargeable battery runs low. This portable air compressor is light, compact and easy to use. Get one now.

When purchasing tools for your RV, make sure to take in consideration space and weight limitations. Hopefully this list will help you get prepared for any repairs needed while traveling.

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Maintenance Tips for Your RV Battery | RV Service And Repair High Desert | RV Repair Shop Hesperia

Visiting an RV repair shop for a routine battery inspection and battery maintenance service is critical to the proper functioning of your RV. In many cases, RV batteries are left unused for several months on end. During this time, they can become corroded, start to leak, or develop a buildup of dirt. For more maintenance tips for your RV battery, watch this video.

For reputable RV repair in the High Desert, visit RV Medic Recreational Vehicle Repair (760) 983-5586 . Our RV service specialists will clean the battery, check its charge, and offer you a number of battery tips specific to your RV battery. If your RV battery needs to be replaced, we have a number of cutting-edge batteries that will fit your RV’s needs. We have more than 20 years of RV repair experience and are more than happy to serve you.

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RV-Medic-victorville-hesperia-service-repair-high-desertInternet sales hinder warranty coverage for RV owners

As RV owners have increasingly relied on purchasing components and appliances on the Internet rather than from dealerships and service centers, we like so many others no longer maintain stock like we did in the past. Normally this time of year we would have a dozen air conditioners in stock. This year we are not stocking any. That means in order to provide warranty service, we first have to verify a replacement air conditioner is required, then we have to order one from the manufacturer, wait for it to arrive, then remove the old one, install the new one, and ship the old one back to the manufacturer.

In a case like the one above, we would not even have an air conditioner to install until after the drag races are over and the owner is back on the road. We suspect this scenario will be repeated many times across the country. Like everything else, buying at the lowest price on eBay or similar sites not only increases the likelihood warranty service will not be available for the person doing the buying. It also increases the likelihood warranty service will not be available for others. There just never is a “free lunch”.

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