spring and fall and before any long trip. (Don't forget the
and baggage compartment locks and latches:
with Silicone, WD-40 or Graphite - spring and fall.
and pack with grease every 2 years or 6,000 miles.
lower vent panel and look to see if upper vent is open &
free of obstructions (remove any birds' nests etc) each spring
and flush out both tanks on a regular basis. Use only RV type
toilet tissue and approved chemicals to prevent corrosion
of sensors or odors from tanks.
and winterize using RV Antifreeze before winter. To freshen
the taste of your water, mix 4 oz. of baking soda into your
fresh water tank while you drive. Removes odors and taste.
Flush and drain system when you get home.
Vents & Seams:
and clean roof and all seals and joints for weathering, cracking,
and shrinking in the spring and fall. Use mild detergent only
on rubber roofs, no solvents or abrasives. Touch up seals
if needed, using sealants recommended by our Service Department.
regularly with car wash or RV cleaners. Waxing is recommended,
but not required. Hilltop's RV Perma Plate exterior finish
protectant will protect your new RV's finish without any re-application
for at least 4 years, guaranteed. Paint frame with anti-rust
paint as needed.
and Fall, check seals around all windows for any signs of
leaks. Use clear or white 100"/0 silicone sealant.
& Plastic Fixtures:
regularly with non-abrasive cleanser.
fabric with mild detergent as needed. Lubricate hardware with
silicone or WD-40. Spray slides/arm with silicone. Lower one
end of awning during rain to prevent collapse.
water in fall and bypass. Replace anode annually or as needed.
out and lube fan annually. More often if needed.
mechanism annually and check seals and gaskets including top
of slide room. Remove twigs and leaves from roof prior to
closing for winter/storage.
check annually by removing pin while 12V battery is installed
to see if brakes lock up.
water level monthly during use. Fully charge before winter.
Proper battery charge will help power converter and other
RV systems, such as slide rooms, to function properly.