How To Prepare Your RV For Summer Travel and Long Trips

Published on Jun 7, 2018 7,462 views

The summer travel season is upon us. Here are the things we did to prepare our RV (and us) for a series of back to back RV adventures that will have us on the road pretty much now through December. Let's go through our preventative maintenance list and get back on the road.

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  • Nico Veenkamp
    Nico Veenkamp 11 months ago Good and informative video. Hoekstra, now that is a good and solid Dutch name ;)
  • roberto abrams
    roberto abrams 11 months ago Excellent video! Bringing awareness to pre-trip checks is so important! Its like the "5 P's" I learned in the Army..."Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance"! I really enjoy all your videos πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ŽβœŒπŸ»
  • Doctor Rennie
    Doctor Rennie 11 months ago Great info on getting ready for the summer trip. I think the GoPro will be really cool for adding a good view from the road. I think I'll do the same.
  • Jeff Robinson
    Jeff Robinson 11 months ago Mike & Jennifer thank you for your videos, great information. Qst Mike have you had any issues finding diesel fuel #2? I've been hearing folks have had some trouble finding diesel #2. They been coming across ALOT of bio-diesel & that's not good for sprinters.
  • Jeff Robinson
    Jeff Robinson 11 months ago Mike have you & JenniferΒ  on all of your roadtrips come across any issues finding diesel#2 vs bio-diesel?Β . My 2013 MB sprinter book say do not use any bio diesel.Β  I always start to look for diesel when my fuel gauge gets to half a tank.Β  Thank you for all the videos you two post.
  • One Journey
    One Journey 11 months ago (edited) 🎬 1 πŸ“½ πŸ‘πŸΏ ✍🏽 πŸ’‡πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ. πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ ❀❀❀❀❀ 🚐 RV Journey ROAD TRIP!🚐 Outstanding, thank you so much for sharing. 🚐 RV Journey 🚐 πŸ—Ί Remember also personal care, haircut, feet, dry fit clothing (moisture controlled and compression clothing) so you can wash and dry in hours. Scrubba Wash Bag - Portable Laundry System...Clothing that repels insects...colors. Protect your eyes. Personal care so important... ROAD TRIP!🚐 Enjoy 2018 🚐 πŸ—Ί
  • Latada
    Latada 11 months ago Thanks for the great tips! Wishing you both very happy and safe travels!
  • Stonewall 38242
    Stonewall 38242 11 months ago Oh man what a great summer. Can't wait for all the videos that will be coming. Have a great time.
  • Jan Klaeui
    Jan Klaeui 11 months ago Great video guys! Subscribed :)
  • CAJUN Jamis
    CAJUN Jamis 11 months ago "A stitch in time, saves nine" Is that how it's done? Great info!!! :))
  • Nancy Fahey
    Nancy Fahey 11 months ago CAJUN Jamis. An ounce of prevention, worth a pound of cure?
  • Julia C
    Julia C 11 months ago Good tips across the spectrum, presented concisely. I’m sure I’ll come back to this one!
  • Will Travel USA
    Will Travel USA 11 months ago Thank you so much for this video . timing is everything we just purchased our 1st RV , we considered Roadtrack , however went in the end with a pleasure-way. We have been watching you guys now for a year and love your video's. BTW- we live in Michigan, within a short drive from you. We will call Tom at LTM Auto tomorrow, to look over our RV (purchased 2014 with 15K miles). Will be sure to let him know you sent us. Hope to met up with you in the future.. Thanks again Rosemarie
  • Start The Rebellion
    Start The Rebellion 11 months ago Fantastic tips!
  • Tracy Ross
    Tracy Ross 11 months ago Hello there, I have binge watching your videos and love them!!! We are getting ready to retire, sell it all and hit the road in June 2019. I did hear Mike say something interesting about a/c use. I am interested in knowing how big your a/c, solar panel and inverter are as he said that he can run the a/c for 6-8 hours using solar panels only. Any info will be greatly appreciated!!
  • Monique Ross McCoy
    Monique Ross McCoy 11 months ago I love this video and how very thorough you are before hitting the road thank you so much for such Rich information
  • Joan's RV Adventures
    Joan's RV Adventures 11 months ago (edited) I am getting ready for a 5 month cross country trip. I took my Winnebago travel trailer into the dealer and had the wheel bearings repacked and an overall checkup. I also washed and hand paste waxed the entire exterior, climbing up and down a step ladder to get to the 10ft top. And, I am in your age range. Doing all my Googlemaps research and printing out maps of my route just in case I end up with no cell coverage as I plan to visit some remote areas. Hope to see you on the road. Love your videos.
  • Kathy
    Kathy 11 months ago All good tips. Also recommend using rechargeable batteries. So easy when you have on-board power to recharge them.
  • Munna Vlog
    Munna Vlog 11 months ago Come to India sir
  • Libratarot
    Libratarot 11 months ago This is going to be so fun to follow along. Safe travels :)
  • Martha Wirth
    Martha Wirth 11 months ago Love u 2, Hope to join the adventure soon !
  • xp
    xp 11 months ago great advice. great video. πŸ’―