For many people, a recreational vehicle, motor home or travel trailer represents the dream of hitting the open road as a free agent with no need to rely on expensive hotels or restaurants for sustenance. This independent spirit drives millions of people to invest in an RV. But that spirit can be dampened if your RV suffers mechanical failure and leaves you stranded.
In the event of a breakdown, a vehicle protection plan will pay or reimburse you for costs to repair or replace a wide variety of parts. Coverage often includes mechanical components like suspension and brakes as well as components unique to RV’s like the appliances in your kitchen and the factory-installed electronics in your entertainment area. Be sure to read the terms of your protection plan carefully so you can take advantage of all the benefits and coverage your plan provides.
When purchasing an RV, ask your dealer about the features and benefits of extended protection. Some plans also include extras like roadside assistance, food spoilage benefits and pet boarding.
If your water flow changes or becomes restricted, this might be a sign you need to change your water filter. Change your filter regularly, and always keep a supply of bottled water on hand.
Check the seals around your windows, roof and plumbing vents and antennas once every quarter. Repair all cracks to prevent moisture leaks.
Condensation can also cause damaging moisture inside your RV. Keep air circulating in your RV by opening windows and/or adjusting your vents.
- Check all your kitchen appliances annually to ensure they are clean and free of problems.