Toy Hauler Maintenance Tips

Toy Hauler Maintenance Tips from Athens RV

The best way to comfortably enjoy some dual purpose camping is to invest in a toy hauler. Not only do these give you all the best amenities that you’d expect from an RV, but there’s also an additional space for you to transport your powersport vehicles so you don’t have to use a second tow vehicle. Toy haulers can also be incredibly helpful for professional powersport riders and racers who spend a lot of time on the road.

Either way, you’ll want to make sure your toy hauler is well taken care of so you can continue to use it for as long as you need it.

Athens RV has provided some toy hauler maintenance tips to get you started, but if you need additional advice, come talk to our experienced staff at our dealership near Fort Worth, Nacogdoches, and Lufkin, Texas.

Checking your Appliances

One of the reasons traveling in an RV is so convenient is all the features and amenities that come with. Some of the most basic home appliances will be ready for you to use whenever you stop for the night. But you don’t want to find out at the campground that your fridge hasn’t been keeping your cold food cold. That’s why, before every major trip, you’ll want to hook your toy hauler up to a power source and check all your appliances. Any strange noises or subpar performance levels might indicate you need to schedule a maintenance check before hitting the road.

Lubricate the Moving Parts

Toy haulers can come with some of the most basic RV moving parts, like doors, windows, and slide-outs. All these moving parts will need to be properly lubricated. Make sure you’re using dry slide-out lubricant when necessary and apply it to the bars and tracks so you don’t run the risk of your slide-out sticking while it’s in operation.

What’s unique about the toy hauler is that garage. Most modern models use the door to the back area as a loading ramp as well. If you want to use your ramp and access your garage, you’ll want to make sure this door is working properly. All this kind of lubrication should happen at least twice a year even if you don’t notice anything is strange.

Check your Tires

Your tires are an essential part of your vehicle, both for your tow vehicle and your toy hauler. Just remember that your toy hauler’s wheels may not be designed to hold up as long as commuter vehicle tires, which is why you’ll want to be extra diligent about checking them. Before every major trip and before continuing your travels every morning, check the tire pressure and look for damage. You should also be concerned if you notice unusual or excessive wear on the tread. Never, under any circumstances, travel with compromised tires. Locate your nearest tire store to switch out the problem tire, even considering getting the vehicle towed if need be.

Protect your Roof

One of the easiest, most effective ways to prevent serious repairs is to keep your toy hauler covered when it’s not in use. When you’re not out camping, try to find a covered area to store your rig. Ideally, this would be a large garage or barn or even a storage unit. Something that takes it out of the elements and protects it from precipitation, UV rays, and debris. If this isn’t feasible, at the very least, you’ll want to invest in a tarp or specialized RV cover.

This should hopefully get you started, but you may notice there are times when you’ll come across a repair that you can’t fix yourself. Maybe you don’t have the right tools or expertise. When that time comes, contact our service department at Athens RV and let us know how we can help you get back on the road in no time. We welcome all current and future RV owners from Fort Worth, Nacogdoches, and Lufkin, Texas.

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