Annual RV Maintenance & Spring Cleaning

Maintaining an RV in top condition requires a lot of time, care and effort. Our motorhome turned 10 years old this month, and here are all of the annual service and cleaning tasks that we perform.

For detailed tutorials on all of the RV maintenance items we listed in this video, click here to see our playlist of Annual RV Maintenance and Spring Cleaning videos:
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The piano music is my own performance of Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag from 1899.

Background track: Spanish Summer from Audionautix.com

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39 COMMENTS

  1. Cant get on that roof… The ladder doesn't like me…. Need a forklift for this big fat guy…. 90% of the latter on the market are to light. Im as big a both you guys together. I bet I out weigh you guys.
    Good tips and will see ya on the road..

  2. Hi Rvgeeks just wanted to drop you a comment on everything I have watched so far. Very impressed by the way you go step by step on everything you do keep up the good work I'm hooked now.cheers.

  3. I love all your videos! Hopefully my wife and I should be in our new class C very soon!
    Thank you for taking the time to inform folks like myself, it’s greatly appreciated
    P.S. love the intro music 😀

  4. Thanks for the GREAT list. We are going to begin our Full Time journey this spring and I believe everything you identified here should be done to ensure a very pleasurable journey for us. Again, Thanks!
    Tony & Cathy, St. Lazare Qc, Canada.

  5. Few more tips here, Its a great idea to use a inline water de-Ionizer for a spotless rinse and air dry and its good to use water based tire cleaner to prevent chemicals from causing wear to the rubber.

  6. ok great thanks for the help

    oh and also i see in your video you had to replace the pressure washer which model did you go with and how do you like its performance so far?

  7. Great video & very informative !! Having a shop do some of the maintenance would work great for me !! I would make a check list, so as not to forget anything, and date it, when you do it !! Safe Travels !! P.S. Community colleges should offer an RV class !! Just a thought !! 🙂

  8. This is indeed an excellent inspirational and instructional video! A wonderful contribution to an essential reference library for my impending launch into the full-time world as a first time MH owner. I confess… i'm a fan! Your efforts are deeply appreciated.

  9. One of the things that have done that I feel has prolonged my trailers life and has helped keep its appearance, is remove rust from areas like the bolts on the chassis and pray paint them with a coat of rust resistant paint. I've also touched up the trailer hitch and battery tray. My point, a little paint goes a long way. You guys are great. Thanks

  10. I have a 2016 Thor and the paint looks terrible. Black stains, small camp scratches etc. I'm about to spend 10 per foot getting it detailed with a wheel, but I really don't want to. What do you guys recommend for deep cleaning and polishing the paint BEFORE waxing?

    By the way, thanks so much. I'm a new coach owner and learn so much from your videos.

  11. Great video, as usual. Nice to see both of you guys working.

    I see you recycle old shirts and socks as rags. Good idea, although that waxing sock looked better than some in my drawer. Maybe it doesn't have a mate. Do socks still go missing in RV washers?

    Jon

  12. Advice from an ex detailer….forget about wax and buy a good sealant such as carpro relaod. Spray on and wipe off much easier than any wax and lasts around 3-4 months. 1 bottle would do that whole rig twice if used with an applicator pad.

  13. I could listen to your voice for hours! LOL I have seen you talk about Dicor a few times. I will be picking up our new to us rig (1993 Pace arrow) this week and would like to seal any issues. I was on the roof last week and did not see any leaks, but I did see some cracking. Is the Dicor needed just the Dicor self leveling Tap Sealant? Thanks so much for your videos! You guys rock!

  14. Very informative. One note, are you aware you're much more "personable" in videos where you are visible? Not necessarily better/worse; just information seems to be more "instructional" when you're only the off-screen narrator.

  15. I'd imagine that RV would be a very sought after vehicle among those buyers in the know, if & when it goes up for sale. The regular studious maintenance alone, is worth a fortune in peace of mind. There are 10 yr old RV's & there are 10 yr old RV''s like this. I would bet these maintained levels are few & far between on the second hand market availability. Quite apart from your own mental exercises in daily, weekly, monthly & annual scheduling, what becomes apparent, is the sterling service you as owners provide in the resale end to those customers looking to buy then. Your vehicle, as it stands would be something of a paragon of virtue on the used market. More power to you.

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