Bucars Blog — August 15 2018

What Spare Parts Should I Bring On My Next RV Trip?

Many RVers have been on a road trip with their motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer and something goes wrong. Whether it is a flat tire or blown fuse, some small issue can have a major impact on your camping trip. This is why it is always important to take some spare parts for your RV with you when you hit the open road. Knowing what parts you should bring for quick fixes can help you save your next RV trip from disaster. Luckily the parts experts at Bucars RV dealership just north of Calgary can provide you with the advice you need.

When heading out on the next adventure with your RV we always recommend taking extra bulbs and fuses with you. Something minor like a bulb going out may not ruin your trip but it certainly can be an inconvenience. Making sure you have extra bulbs stored away in your RV will ensure your RV always stays fully lit. A more major problem like a blown fuse definitely has the potential to ruin your next time camping. A blown fuse can leave you in the dark or prevent you from using important appliances in your RV. The last thing you want is to load your RV’s fridge with groceries for the whole trip and then have the fuse to your fridge blow. This is why we always stress that RVers should take extra fuses with them. Fuses are very easy to replace and having extras available could save your next trip.

Weather and low branches can wreak havoc on your RV’s roof. If a hole is ripped in your roof by hail or the tree you decided to park under, it can put a huge damper on your camping trip. Ensuring you bring roof repair items is essential to advert any water leaking into your RV in the event of roof damage. Our RV parts experts recommend you bring roof repair tape such as Eternabond and a self-levelling sealant such as Dicor. These repair items are easy to use and can quickly remedy damage done to your RV’s roof.

A flat tire on your RV will bring your next camping trip to a screaming halt. Many RVers do not routinely ensure that their RV’s spare tire is properly inflated or that they even have one. If you go to replace your RV’s tire and notice the spare itself is flat or not even there then you’ll need a tow, and that will put an end to your camping trip. Taking simple steps like checking your spare tire routinely can potentially save the next trip you have planned.

Being prepared is something we always preach to RVers that visit the parts department at Bucars RV dealership. Bringing the proper spare parts with you can ensure a small issue doesn’t end up being a big problem. If you are looking for spare parts or want some more advice on what you should bring on your next RV trip the parts experts at Bucars are happy to help. Come stop by the parts department and we will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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