Today’s motorhomes are infinitely more reliable than their predecessors. But despite fabulous improvements in technology, they’re not perfect. In fact, problems have a habit of striking when you least want them to.
In this post, therefore, we take a look at some common motorhome problems and how to deal with them. Check them out for yourself.
Broken Air Conditioning
Air conditioning units are not optional extras for motorhomes. Instead, they are absolutely fundamental to your enjoyment of your trip during the summer months. If there is no way to cool the air in the cabin other than opening some windows, it can make your experience unpleasant.
The simplest solution for low-performance AC is to check the vent filters. If they’re clogged, you’ll need to replace them with new ones.
If you have a problem with your thermostat, you may have to replace it. There are videos that show you how to do this online.
If you can’t fix the problem yourself, then you should take your vehicle for SMART repairs. Your AC may require re-gassing.
Leaking roofs are far less common today than they used to be, but they still happen. Motorhome roofs are not perfect despite improvements in construction technology. After many seasons, UV and mildew damage can create cracks that allow rain to seep through.
The best approach here is to prevent this from happening in the first place. Store your Motorhome under a permanent structure. These keep the rain off, prevent damage, and reduce the likelihood of a leak.
From time to time, issues can crop up with your motorhome’s electricals. If you notice that you’re having trouble, your best bet is to hire professional help. Trying to solve the problem yourself may lead to injury and damage to your vehicle.
If you start experiencing electrical problems on the road, try unplugging your devices to see if that makes a difference. Sometimes the issue isn’t the wiring but the appliance itself.
Moisture In The Fuel Tank Over Winter
Moisture can sometimes build up in your fuel tank over winter. This happens when condensation forms on the inside of the tank. Usually, fuel filters will remove all moisture from the fuel supply to the engine, but they don’t always work 100 percent.
If you plan on using your vehicle occasionally during the colder months of the year, try adding an anti-waxing solution to the tank. If however, you leave it until the following summer, any condensation should disappear and you shouldn’t encounter any issues.
Problems With Coolant
Motorhomes can also experience problems with coolant levels. Many times, these are due to radiator leaks.
Optimal coolant levels are between the maximum and minimum marks. However, if you find that they keep falling below this after topping up, it usually means you have a radiator leak. Sometimes, you can see if you have a leak by looking for puddles on the floor beneath your vehicle. If the issue is the radiator, then it is usually a quick fix. If it is an issue with the heating unit behind the dashboard, then this can be trickier to solve.