Maintenance Tips

2020 KZ RV Sportsmen LE 332BHKLE Travel Trailer Family Camping

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips inspect campers furnace

Inspect Furnace

Each spring, you should perform maintenance on your RV furnace.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips water heater

Inspect Water Heater

Be sure to shut off the water heater and clean any cobwebs or other debris off the main burner tube and other parts of the system.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips propane LP system

Propane (LP) System Leak Inspections

As spring approaches, you should plan to have your RV’s propane system inspected for any leaks before you begin your camping season.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips tents on hybrid trailers

How to Maintain Tents on Hybrids/Expandables

If you have a hybrid trailer with a tent, you may notice condensation and possibly even minor leaks the first few times the tent is used.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips 12 Volt Battery

Inspect & Maintain 12-Volt Battery

A 12-Volt deep cycle battery requires frequent inspection. To preserve the life of the battery, be sure to do these four things.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips 12 Volt DC system

Inspect 12-Volt DC for Loose Wires Around Circuit Boxes

Loose wire connections can cause high heat and pose a potential fire hazard, especially in and around circuit boxes.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips 120 Volt AC and GFCI

120-Volt AC & GFCI

To ensure that your 120-Volt system is working correctly, turn off all breakers and plug your RV into 120-Volt AC shore power. Then, turn on the 30-amp or 50-amp main breaker and each following breaker.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips prevent window leaks

Windows

Windows with opening sliders or an awning panel usually have drainage holes, or “weep holes” at the lower sections of the frame extrusions, generally at the end of each movable panel.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips how to clean interior

How to Clean Interiors -
Blinds, Shades & Drapes

To clean your blinds, use a damp cloth or sponge to remove dust. You can remove the blinds from the mounting brackets for extensive washing.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips how to clean interior walls and floors

How to Clean Interiors -
Walls & Floors

To clean vinyl floors, use a mild soap and water with a damp mop.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips toy hauler hinges

Lubricate Toy Hauler Door

The door hinge assemblies on toy hauler ramp doors require lubrication.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips locate leaks in plumbing

Locate Leaks in Plumbing System

To determine if you have a leak, first fill the fresh water tank, then fill the system with water. If the pump cycles within five to ten minutes, two or three times, search for a water leak.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips inspect frame

Inspect & Examine Frame

As you travel with your RV, it is exposed to stones, sand, road debris, and other objects on the road.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips how to clean exterior

How to Clean Exteriors

If your unit has an aluminum skin, it can be cleaned with a mild detergent and water. You can use a marine grade wax or polish as well.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips springs and shackles

Springs & Shackles

All suspension components should be inspected every six months, or 6,000 miles.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips tire pressure

Tire Air Pressure

You should inspect and test the air pressure in the tires of your RV at least once a week, or daily during travel.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips steps

Steps – Inspection & Lubrication

The steps on your unit are exposed to weather elements that can cause damage over time. So, it’s important to do some occasional maintenance.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips smoke alarms

Smoke Alarms

The smoke alarms are designed to require as little maintenance as possible, but there are simple things you should do to ensure they are always working properly.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips extrusions and vents

Extrusions & Vents

All extrusions and vents on the exterior of your RV have some kind of “butyl tape” between the mounting flange or surface and the roof to keep water from leaking in.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips winterize refrigerator

Winterize Refrigerator

Before storing your RV for the winter, you should perform maintenance on the refrigerator.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips slideouts lubrication

Slideouts Lubrication

Slideouts provide more space and comfort in your RV, so it’s important to keep up with them to ensure they’re easy to operate.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips Winterize Your RV

Winterize Your RV Before Storing It

Before you store your RV away for the winter, it’s important to prepare it for the season.

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KZ RV Maintenance Tips Roof Inspection and Resealing

Roof Inspection & Resealing

In order to prevent leaking or damage to the roof of your trailer, it’s important to clean and inspect it at least twice a year.

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