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What Every New RV Owner Should Know

Last updated 7 years ago

Now that you’ve bought your new or used RV, it’s important to take steps to protect and properly maintain it. Your RV dealer can help you keep your vehicle in good working order, but here are some basic tips for new RV owners to keep in mind:

Establish a Maintenance Routine
Although you may not use your RV daily, the upkeep of your RV should be a regular routine. Frequently check your filters and batteries to ensure they’re in working condition. Perform simple maintenance and repairs at home, but for complex procedures, bring your RV to a service dealership or a mechanic.

Store your RV during the Off Season
Many new RV owners do not consider what they will do with their RV when they’re not using it. Unless you have a large plot of land or a very large garage, storage can be problematic. Rent space for your RV at a storage center, or purchase a car cover for your RV to protect it from the weather elements.

Buy the Right Insurance
As with all vehicles, you are legally required to insure your RV. If this is your first RV, driving can be tricky, and a good insurance policy will cover small dents and dings you might accrue as you learn to drive it. RV insurance is usually offered through companies that specialize in recreational insurance, but check with your current insurance company first. They may offer deals for multiple insurance policy holders.

If you have questions about buying a new or used RV, visit us at Johnnie Walker RV.  Our experienced motorhome salespeople will help you find the perfect RV.  We also have departments for parts and accessories, as well as service and collision. We are truly here for all your RV needs!


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