Preparing for the Top 8 RV Road Trip Mishaps

 / By Lazydays - RV Tips BetterRVing Technical
These tips can help keep you out of trouble on your next RV road trip!

At Lazydays RV, we’re experts in everything RV related! Before you hit the road this spring, be sure you’re prepared for the top 8 RV road trip mishaps:

Flat Tires

Tire blowouts and flat tires can be dangerous for drivers and can cause damage to the body of your RV. In addition to maintaining the manufacturer recommended tire pressure, you should also regularly check your tires for dry rot and curb damage, and have your tires rotated every 12 months to make sure they’re wearing evenly.

Forgetting to Retract

RVs have a lot of moving parts, and before you leave an RV campground, you’ll want to make sure you’ve retracted the entry steps, awnings, slides and TV antennas.

Not Leveling Out

When you’re parked at the RV campground, it’s important to level your coach or trailer to prevent cooling problems with the RV Refrigerator, slide out retraction issues and structural damage.

Smelly Tanks

Before you hit the road, you’ll want to be sure to treat your holding tanks and flush out your tanks regularly to avoid unpleasant smells along the way.

Forgetting to Disconnect Lines

Perhaps the biggest rookie mistake new RVers can make is forgetting to disconnect the lines before leaving an RV campground. Not only can this damage your equipment, but it can also leave a big mess to clean up.

Battery Problems

If your RV batteries are not fully charged and maintained, you can have problems with your slide outs, furnace, and other RV appliances. The RV service experts at Lazydays recommend routine battery maintenance every 12 months.

Blowing Breakers

Because many RVs have circuits that are 30-amp or less, you have to be careful not to run too many systems at once, so you don’t exhaust the electrical system and blow your breakers.

Not Maintaining Slides & Jacks

While much of the preventative maintenance for an RV needs to be taken care of once every 12 months, slides and jack requires more frequent maintenance—every 3-4 months—to prevent expensive RV repairs.


At Lazydays, our all-star service department can help you take care of preventative maintenance needs so you won’t run into any problems on the road. We have 50 RVDA-RVIA certified technicians, and our service technicians average 14+ years of experience working on RVs, so you know you’re in capable hands. Follow our RV lifestyle blog for even more RV tips, road trip itineraries, sales info and more!

Related Articles

Give Me 5: 5 Easy RV Checks We Often Miss
 / By Lazydays - RV TipsArchivesTechnical

How often have you overlooked the obvious? The basics are essential, yet they can be the checkpoints many people miss. Whether you are a newcomer to the world of RVing or someone who has seen it all, there’s always a lesson to be learned from the simple stuff.

Motorhome Maintenance: RV Fuel Filters And Additives
 / By Lazydays - RV TipsArchivesTechnical

Worry-free travels begin with proper RV chassis maintenance. Adhering to your motorhome manufacturer’s recommended service schedule not only keeps your RV running smoothly, but can also help you to avoid trip interruptions and costly repairs. While there is no substitute for having your motorhome serviced by certified RV technicians, there are corrective measures you can take should you experience engine performance issues on the road.

Sign In

Email or password was incorrect

Please enter your first name.
Please enter your last name.
Please enter your email address.
Please enter your password.
Please enter your password again.

By submitting, you opt in to receive email and texting communication from Lazydays RV.