Owning an RV is a dream come true, but lack of maintenance or allowing needed repairs to stack up can turn that dream into a nightmare. Whether it is your vacation home or you are hitting the open road to visit the scenic destinations that the country has to offer, you will sooner or later have to deal with some basic repairs. If you are looking for a New Orleans RV repair shop, RV Masters, has the expert staff to diagnose and then repair these common problems.
LEAKS AND CORRESPONDING DAMAGE
Water is always looking for a way to get into your RV. It can come from the outside or it may be the result of leaky plumbing in your unit. It can affect the ceiling, walls and the floor. RV leaks aren’t always visible but if you do see one, it should be remediated as soon as possible to minimize the amount of rot damage. Spots to check are around your A/C unit/s and ceiling vents, under the sink, and around the shower and toilet. Catching leaks quickly will minimize damage and maintain the structural integrity of your RV.
Slides offer RV owners a lot of extra space and a more homelike feeling but they need to be maintained. The gaskets can wear out making it difficult to move the slide in and out or allowing it to shift sideways. The seals may wear out and allow leaking at the corners of the roof. The result can be damaging rot, rust and other damage. Some slide-out malfunctions are of a more immediate nature, such as being at the campground and having a slide stuck in or out. It can ruin a camping getaway. Our on-site services can be a vacation saver.
TANK SENSORS READING INCORRECTLY
Your holding tanks are an important but often overlooked part of your RV. These tanks are where the waste is stored, and when a problem does occur, it can get a bit messy. One of the most common issues you will have is for your tank sensors stop reading accurately. This is typically caused by buildup on your sensors but there can be other causes. In many cases this can be remedied with a simple, yet thorough holding tank cleaning.
WATER HEATER PROBLEMS
Much like your water heater at home, your RV water heater can have issues. You may notice that your water is not getting hot enough. Several different issues may be the cause, the simplest is that your heating element is bad. You may also need to get your burn chamber cleaned or checked to ensure that your propane mixture is correct. Let’s face it. Nobody invested in an RV because they wanted to take cold showers. If you start sensing that your water heater may not be doing it’s job, get it checked before it becomes a bigger issue.
LOW WATER PRESSURE
Nothing is more annoying than trying to take a shower or wash dishes with only a trickle of water. If you are not getting enough water pressure in your shower or sink you may need a pump strainer or it could be a clog in the aerator on your faucet . Both of these are an easy fix.
WATER LEAKS FROM THE BACK OF THE TOILET
Anytime you have water leaking in your RV it is not a good thing. But when it is from the back of the toilet, it could be as simple as the flush valve leaking. Our technicians can determine the cause of the leak and get it fixed before it causes damage to your walls and floors.
ANODE ROD REPLACEMENT
An anode rod is used in the water heater of your RV to help protect it from corrosion. The rod attracts the corrosive material instead of letting it corrode your water heater. When the rod is about half gone it is time to replace it. How often this will need to be done depends on how many minerals there are in the water that you are filling your tank with. It should be checked every year to make sure it is doing its job. Being proactive is a good idea.
Don’t let these common problems sideline your RV. Give us a call at RV Masters and let our friendly and certified technicians do the necessary repairs in a timely manner at a price that won’t leave you in sticker shock. If you can’t come to our facility, we can bring our services to you with our mobile van.JULY 1, 2019