The fact that you can always improve your RV and RV experience is one of the many reasons the RV lifestyle is so appealing to so many folks. Not only is it a great way to travel and see the world, but it’s also a exciting hobby that offers plenty of goals and challenges to complete.
Where this aspect of the RV lifestyle is most relevant is during the downtime between RV trips. Whether it’s a few days or a few weeks, time seems to slow down. Worry not, just because you’re not on the road or enjoying all the RV lifestyle has to offer, there are plenty of ways to stay busy. Here, we’ll outline five great RV projects that are great to do during the summer. From adding a few touches of home to finally fixing that creaky awning, check out these RV projects to take on at home!
1: An Interior Remodel
Like a home AND a car, RVs require regular maintenance to run properly and maintain their value. With an RV, maintenance and upkeep mostly involves the technical systems of the rig (engine, plumbing, electric, etc.), but it’s also a great idea to perform regular “maintenance” on the interior of your RV. Besides actually fixing or maintaining interior appliances, systems and more, take time this summer to focus on ways to improve the comfort and overall feel of your RV’s interior. A few ideas can include:
- Refresh an outdated look or get something that matches your personal style by letting our skilled craftsmen and RV technicians make you some custom-built furniture.
- Change out tired or worn flooring with new luxury vinyl, carpet, ceramic tile or laminate flooring.
- Maximize your space with creative RV storage solutions from our Lazydays RV service technicians.
- If you’re thinking about going full-time or taking your work on the road with you, look into transforming your kitchen, bedroom, or extra space into an RV office.
At Lazydays RV, we offer comprehensive RV interior remodeling services that include custom-built RV furniture, RV flooring replacement, and more! Schedule an appointment today at your nearest Lazydays RV dealership or service center!
2: Make Your RV Good as New, Inside and Out
This summer take a day or two to give your RV a thorough cleaning inside and out. Choose a time frame that makes for you based on your travel schedule, but make sure not to rush it.
To start, begin with a solid wash of your RV’s exterior. Keeping your paint and exterior looking sharp as possible helps to not only give you peace of mind, but it also goes a long way towards extending the value of your RV. The sun, wind, and rain can all damage your RV exterior, so addressing any paint chips, scratches, or other exterior nicks is crucial. Lazydays RV offers a range of paint and decal services perfect for putting the finishing touches on your RV after you’ve cleaned it. From applying finishing buffing to repainting, our expert technicians are here to help.
Next, focus on the interior of your RV starting from the cab to the back. Wipe down cabinets, provide another layer of finish or seal (depending on the material), dust, clean your appliances, wash sheets and blankets, and tidy up throughout the rig. It might seem like a lot of work on the front-end, but there’s no better feeling than stepping into a clean, good as new RV with a weekend of adventure ahead.
3: Make Those Upgrades You’ve Been Thinking About
Like your home or car, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve a few things. This summer why not take the time to make that upgrade or two you’ve been thinking about. A popular choice amongst RVers is adding solar power to their rig. Many newer RV models either come with solar power preinstalled or have the proper connections and wirings for panels to be installed. Solar power offers several benefits including reduced environmental impact, the ability to charge your battery in remote locations, and more.
Another popular upgrade is adding a Wi-Fi extender or satellite. These handy pieces of equipment improve the range at which you can acquire a Wi-Fi or satellite signal, allowing you to work from your RV, enjoy your favorite streaming service, or watch TV from the comfort of your RV. Range extenders can be a bit tricky to install, but the RV experts at Lazydays RV are here to help. We offer installation specials that bundle the price of the equipment and install service into one awesome deal! Check out our current install specials to learn more.
4: Set a Strict Maintenance/Inspection Schedule
As we mentioned earlier, regular maintenance allows you to keep your RV in top shape and enjoy all the RV lifestyle has to offer. Staying on top of your regular service schedule can be tricky when balancing work, family, and other commitments. This summer use some downtime to come up with a regular maintenance schedule and an inspection checklist.
With maintenance, check your records or write down when you last had essential services like engine, generator, battery, and tire maintenance performed. If your RV is due for any of these services, schedule an appointment ASAP. If you’re maintenance is up to date, set a week or two each year devoted entirely to RV maintenance. That way, you can plan your year around that maintenance week so you don’t have to alter plans to take care of a regular service that may have slipped your mind.
In-between trips and maintenance periods, it’s a great idea to have a regular inspection checklist you can go through at home. This can be taken care of pre-trips, should take an hour or so, and should cover all the essential systems in your RV. Check out our guide to 10 monthly maintenance tips for RVers to get started on your checklist!
5: Relax and Plan Your Next Trip!
If you find yourself anxiously awaiting your next RV trip, why not plan the trip after that! There’s nothing wrong with brainstorming a few RV trip ideas, so feel free to investigate that winter RV trip you’ve always dreamed of or a multi-state road trip. Check out a few of our favorite road trip ideas for inspiration!
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