RV Service FAQ

How often should I bring my RV in for servicing?

To properly maintain your RV and to catch any issues your RV may have before they become major problems you should bring your RV in for service annually.

What are some of the most important maintenance services for RVs?

For trailers some of the most important maintenance services that should be done regularly are running gear maintenance and ensuring roof and window seals are still in good shape. For motorhomes a couple of maintenance services that should be done regularly are chassis maintenance and regular inspection and maintenance of the roof and seals.

What are the best ways to prolong the longevity of my RV?

One of the most important things you can do to prolong the longevity of your RV is regular inspections of your roof and seals. If any leaks make their way into your RV they can cause major damage. Prolonged exposure to water can cause rot and mold in your RV, significantly reducing its lifespan. Another important thing to do to prolong the lifespan of your RV is to bring it in for annual maintenance. Having an expert inspect your RV and fix any problems before they become major issues will have your RV in great shape for many years to come.

How can you achieve better gas mileage when towing a trailer?

There are a few things you can do to ensure you are getting better gas mileage when towing your trailer. One of most important things you can do to ensure you are getting the best mileage is to make sure your trailer has proper tire pressure. Over inflated and under inflated tires can have a major impact on gas mileage. Another key to ensuring you are getting the most out of every tank of gas when towing a trailer is bringing your trailer in for regular maintenance. Ensuring the bearings are packed properly, the running gear is in good shape and other maintenance can have a major impact on your gas mileage.

How can you achieve better gas mileage when driving a motorhome?

A great way to ensure you are getting the best mileage when travelling in your motorhome is to make sure you have the proper tire pressure. Over or under inflated tires can have an impact on just how many kilometers you can get out of a tank of gas. Managing your speed is also another great way to save gas, making sure you’re not travelling to fast will help you go farther. Ensuring your motorhome is regularly serviced will also help you save at the pump. When a motorhome is properly serviced and running efficiently it will use less gas when you’re out on the road.

How can you save more battery power while camping?

Installing LED lighting in your RV can have a major impact on saving power. If you are draining battery power quicker than you’d like upgrading to LED lighting can make a big difference. In addition to upgrading lighting only using items like your lights, furnace and appliances when required, can help your batteries last longer.

Why is water backing up in my RV’s shower or sink?

If you are experiencing water backups in your RV it is most likely because your grey water tank is full. Make sure to properly drain your grey water tank often to ensure you do not encounter water backups in your RV.

What should I do if a sewer smell is coming from my RV?

If a sewer smell is coming from your RV first and foremost properly empty and clean your black water tanks. If you continue to run into a sewer smell coming from your RV then you should do a thorough inspection of your ventilation. Make sure all vents are working properly and you do not have any blocked venting.

What should I do if one of my RV slides won’t retract?

If the slide out on your RV won’t retract automatically or electrically then you will have to manually retract your slide. Once you manually retract your slide out, visit an RV service centre so they can inspect and diagnose what is wrong with the slide out.

Why is my RV shaking while driving?

The reason your RV would be shaking while driving down the road is poor sway control. It is important to regularly service your RV to ensure you do not run into a sway control problem. If you are experiencing shaking from your RV while driving make sure to take it into an RV service centre.

Why visit the service department at Bucars?

Visiting the Bucars service department when it is time to have your RV serviced or repaired is an easy choice. We use high quality parts and materials when servicing and repairing all RV’s that enter our service bay doors. Our staff is professional and highly experienced working with all RV types. We make it easy for you to drop off and pick up your RV. Our technicians are knowledgeable and friendly, and always make sure you have all the information you need.

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