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Proper maintenance of your AC parts can go a long way in extending the life and enjoyment of your unit
Here are just a few points to keep in mind
Remove the cover (usually a few screws), take out the air filters and wash them in detergent.
Clean the outside condenser coil (you’ll know it because it looks like a mini radiator). Make sure you have the power turned off and wrap the wiring and motor with plastic baggies. Then spray water through the coil. Be careful not to wet the electrical parts.
While the power is turned off, inspect the wiring at the switches, thermostat and compressor for discoloration (signs of excessive heat, like burning). Replace any terminals you find that are discolored. (They are very inexpensive).
Other than that, keep cool!
Most manufactures of quality waxes say their products last for an average of 6 months. But why would you wait for your wax to be completely GONE before applying more? We recommend to wax your RV every 3 months, unless you feel it requires more.
Furthermore, Black, Red and other dark colored cars may require extra attention and need to be waxed every 2 months or more – depending on the circumstances. You can be the best judge of that just by paying attention to your rig.
Oxidation is what happens when you paint on your car or the gel-coat on your RV (fiberglass) becomes sun-dried, faded, or sunburned. Pollution and other industrial fallout that comes from factories, auto and other exhaust and train rail-dust in the air settling on your car or other vehicle helps oxidation occur. Overspray is what happens when someone spray-paints a building and it floats through the air and settles on your car.
Buffing and polishing are the same. It’s commonly done with a high-speed polisher or buffer, and it is used to remove oxidation, scratches and other impurities from your RVs surface. Wax is used as a final step to protect your final finished detail, and should NOT be used to try to shine your car. Wax is a protector, not a polish.
If you live in a climate where winter temperatures dip well below freezing, you’re probably familiar with the chores involved in “winterizing” your RV. Now that the weather is warming up, your thoughts are likely turning to RVing again. Before you hit the road, however, take the time to properly “dewinterize” your vehicle. Below are a few maintenance duties that apply to most RVs.
- Check hoses and gaskets for cracks and leaks, especially for anything related to propane.
- Recharge the battery.
- Test the electrical system and appliances.
- Check wheel bearings and brakes.
- Lubricate the suspension system.
- Inspect propane tanks for cracks and rust.
- Blow out the burner assembly of propane appliances.
- Open the hot water heater bypass. Then fill and drain the fresh water tank.
- Fill the fresh water tank again, start the water pump, and open all faucets until the water runs clear.
Dewinterizing your RV requires only a few hours, but it’s often neglected in the excitement of spring. Keep in mind, however, that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Careful dewinterizing will help you enjoy a trouble-free and fun-filled season of RVing.
You shouldn’t need to recharge the A/C unit at all unless there is damage to the unit that allowed freon to leak out.
There is some care that needs to be done to A/C units
1. Cleaning the filters on the return air system.
2. Get up on the roof and look at the back of the a/c unit. The fins need to be kept undamaged. Some times tree branches will rub against them and bend them. If you are very careful you can straighten them out.
Also, if you have a heat strip, make sure you don’t have the setting on for heat. This will sometimes cause you to think something is wrong, when there’s not.
Give the air a head start on the heat of the day to offset heat gain
1. Close windows and blinds.
2. Limit use of entrance doors.
3. Use awnings.
4. Avoid heat-producing appliances.
Make sure outside power supply is not below 108 volts.