You’ve Gotta Go Up There: RV Roof Maintenance First Steps

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Whether your RV is your year round home or you use it as a vacation cabin, you’re still going to get wear and tear on the structure. Heat and cold cause materials to expand and contract, and all sorts of weather combine to wear away at the outer surfaces. One of the most important parts of the RV to keep in top shape is the roof.

RV roof maintenance may seem like a complicated process made for professionals, but it’s a simple matter of using common sense and keeping what you’ve already got clean and in good repair. The first step in doing RV roof maintenance is to find out what you’ve got up there. Inspecting the roof to find out exactly what’s going on will let you know how much work you have ahead of you.

In this video, you’ll find out exactly what to look for when conducting your RV roof maintenance inspection. You’ll learn about the different materials used in constructing the roof of your RV, and the way they fit together to form a waterproof seal. You’ll find out how to track down where leaks begin, and what to do to prevent leaks before they even start. The air conditioning units on your RV roof are crucial for comfortable living, and you’ll learn the tricks for inspecting the housing and keeping the seals waterproof where the motor connects to the RV body. From the front overhead lights to the final back seam, this video will instruct you on every inspection you need to do to get ready for your annual RV roof maintenance.