Henry Gordon has traveled more than three million miles with his cherished travel mate. Three million miles is equivalent to 120 times around our planet. Despite the fact that he drives his camper on a daily basis throughout the year for more than 30 years, it still has the original engine. Here are his ten advices if you want your camper to run a million miles or more.
Choose an RV camper that you love! If there will be something about the vehicle you won’t like, most probably you won’t do million miles with it.
Change the engine oil and filter every year or every 10 thousand miles, depending on which of the two comes sooner. If there is at least one maintenance position that can make your camper last longer, this is the one.
When doing maintenance or repair works, use only automakers original parts (also known as EOM). They are much more suitable for your camper! None of the aftermarket products has the same reliability as the EOM details.
Use only one manufacturer’s engine oil. This ensures consistent quality, so that you don’t have to face any unpleasant surprises.
Take a few minutes once a week to check if everything is ok under your camper’s hood. Any RV camper owner must be able to examine the level of technical fluids, belt tension and pipe condition.
Wash your vehicle regularly! Clean camper gives you an advantage to timely notice even the slightest dents and scratches that should be fixed before any rust appears. Get a paintless dent repair service for this! It will do the task excellently.
Wax the RV at least twice a year. This provides additional protection against corrosion that is one of the toughest opponents between your camper and one million miles.
Maintain a good relationship with your favorite car workshop and its staff! This is a critical aspect of having a long term relationship with your vehicle.
Buy the fuel in gas stations with an intense attendance level, meaning hundreds if not thousands people fill up their vehicles there. Explanation is simple: this ensures that fuel is fresh and does not lose its quality in the storing period. Opposed to gas stations that have a low volume of customers.
If you start hearing weird sounds under your RV camper, do not ignore the problem! The longer you delay it, the more problems can arise.