RV owners like to think of their RVs as their “home away from home”. And while it’s true your RV has many of the creature comforts of home, it is a vehicle first and needs to be treated as one. This means that just like any other vehicle on the road, it needs regular maintenance to continue running at peak performance. With this in mind, the expert service team at Unlimited RV in Knoxville has put together a list of the top three signs your RV needs serviced.
1. Noises or Smells
If you own an RV, chances are you like to spend time out in nature. And when you’re in nature, you have trained yourself to use your senses to be aware of your surroundings and keep away from danger. The same is true when you are driving your RV down the interstate. Weird sounds coming from your RV could be anything from an engine problem to an issue with your suspension or your brakes and, therefore, should be addressed right away. Strange smells or odors are also a warning sign that your RV needs serviced. Smells could point to a failing exhaust system or even that there is mold building up somewhere in your RV. Follow your senses and get the problem diagnosed right away.
Water leaks are another big issue with RVs and can cause a lot of damage if left untreated. We mentioned that your RV is your home away from home, and you wouldn’t ignore a flood in your basement, so you shouldn’t ignore a leak in your RV! If you notice water stains on the walls or ceiling, or if your floor seems damp in places, take your RV into our service department to investigate. Whether it is faulty plumbing or failing seals, you won’t want to wait to get that problem fixed.
3. Mechanical or Electrical Problems
Finally, when it comes to RVs, it’s important to let the professionals handle big issues like mechanical or electrical problems. Not only could these problems damage your RV, but they can also be dangerous for you to try and remedy on your own. If you’re experiencing flickering lights or outlets that don’t work, or if your RV isn’t starting as it should, get it seen by an expert before planning your next trip.
At Unlimited RV, we provide professional RV service and repair by our certified technicians who have years of experience servicing motorhomes, travel trailers, pop-ups, fifth wheels, and many other types of RVs. Make an appointment today by contacting us at (865) 200-4162 or request service now.