Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Always, always, always... tighten your rv plumbing fixtures...

This is a short post that is going to save someone an awful lot of money.

We didn't know this piece of advice, but now we know it well. Before I give the advice, which is already in the title of this post, I'm going to list several RV 'events' in which you need to practice a little bit of preventative maintenance...

List of RV events which can cause plumbing problems...
* Turn off water (and of course turn it back on... eventually)
* Freezing weather
* Moving the RV (logically, turning off the water would cover this)
* Receiving your new RV

After ANY of the above events occur and you put water pressure back on the RV water system you need to do the following 15 minutes of work to save you 1000's of dollars of rv repair bills.
* Hand tighten or snug all of the water fittings. You don't have to be super tight, but just make sure they aren't so loose as to not matter.
* With a flashlight, look at every water fitting after the water pressure has been returned. Look for drips.

If you do these two things, you will avoid water leaks in your RV... at least the preventable ones.

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