Maintenance & Upkeep

Keep your RV, boat and towing accessories in tip-top condition with our maintenance guides that will help you check, troubleshoot and maintain your gadgets and accessories for your favorite outdoor hobbies.

  1. How to Improve Your RV Gas Mileage

    Man fueling his RV at a gas station

    How to Improve Your RV Gas Mileage

    We surveyed the Lippert Scouts to find out how gas prices are impacting their travel plans and asked them for advice on how to improve RV gas mileage.

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  2. Tips for How to Dewinterize a Boat & Get it Ready for Spring

    Dewinterize a boat

    10 Tips for How to Dewinterize a Boat & Get it Ready for Spring

    It’s time to get your boat ready for the upcoming boating season! We make it easy with our 10 Tips for How to Dewinterize a Boat and Get Ready for Spring.  

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  3. RV Spring Maintenance Checklist — Get Ready to Roll

    RV Spring Maintenance

    RV Spring Maintenance Checklist — Get Ready to Roll

    Getting your RV prepped for travel and the camping season. Check out our complete RV spring maintenance checklist and make sure your RV is ready to roll. Read more >

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  4. Costly RV Maintenance Mistakes

    Costly RV Mistakes to Avoid

    Costly RV Maintenance Mistakes

    Nate Axness of ProjectTrek has been a full-time RVer since 2016. From properly preparing a rig for storage to keeping up with preventative maintenance, Nate knows a lot about costly RV maintenance mistakes to avoid.

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  5. Tips for 5th Wheel Hitch Maintenance

    30K 5th wheel hitch inspection in winter

    Fundamental Tips for 5th Wheel Hitch Maintenance and Winter Prep

    Proper 5th wheel hitch maintenance is the key to ensuring that you’re able to freely travel without trouble or hassle during any season, but is especially critical in the winter where the cold temps can take a toll on your equipment. Let’s explore some of the steps you can take to keep your 5th wheel hitch well-maintained and operating at its best – before the winter and throughout the year in general.

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  6. How To Replace RV Awning Fabric

    How To Replace RV Awning Fabric

    How To Replace RV Awning Fabric

    Are you thinking about replacing your old, worn-out RV awning fabric? Here’s everything you
    need to know to do it yourself... Read more >

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  7. Schwintek Slide-Out Motor Reset

    Schwintek RV Slide-Out

    Schwintek Slide-Out Motor Reset & Preventing Syncing Issues

    How do you fix and adjust an RV slide-out that is out of sync? Here are very simple instructions on how to retime your RV’s Schwintek In-Wall® Slide-Out if that occurs, as well as how you can prevent it from happening again in the future... Read more >

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  8. RV Doctor's Orders: What to do if your RV generator will not stay running?

    RV at Sunset

    What to do if your RV generator will not stay running?

    The RV Doctor, Gary Bunzer, offers his quick advice on potential issues if your RV generator starts but won't stay running — advice that is especially relevant for older generators. Read more >

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  9. Trailer Breakaway Switch Not Working

    RV at Sunset

    Help! My Trailer Breakaway Switch Isn't Working

    The RV Doctor, Gary Bunzer, gives some advice on how to troubleshoot a trailer breakaway switch that isn’t work, along with providing some quick tips on RV brake maintenance. Read more >

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  10. Quick Tips for RV Slide-Out Maintenance

    RV Slide-Outs

    Curious about the basics of RV slide-out maintenance?

    We describe the two basic types of RV slide-out systems and give you some quick maintenance tips. Read more >

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