Where to Start When Upgrading Your RV

Where to Start When Upgrading Your RV

So, you’re ready to take the plunge and enhance your RV. A tide of fantastic luxury features are probably racing through your head right now. Which paint job will you choose? How many comfy recliner chairs should you pick up? What’s the cheapest and easiest way to install a hot tub inside? But before you move forward with these superfluous upgrades, it’s critical to make sure that your RV is up to code on safety and performance first. RecPro™ is fully committed to providing you with quality RV components at unbeatable prices. And to ensure that your next camping trip, vacation, or highway adventure goes smoothly, we’ve put together this guide to help you choose which RV upgrades to consider and prioritize.

Assess Your RV’s Condition

First and foremost, we need to figure out which functional enhancements your RV needs. Depending on the condition of your vehicle, it might require a new engine, gaskets, ignition coils, or spark plugs. Weather can also have a significant effect on your RV’s condition, particularly if you live in colder areas. Freezing temperatures can easily cause your vehicle’s water pump or water heater to break. If you’re pretty knowledgeable about RVs, you’ll be able to spot (and possibly even fix) most of these issues on your own. But if you don’t fall into that camp, it’s best to contact your local mechanic for a professional evaluation.

Finding a trusted mechanic is one of the biggest issues that vehicle owners face when they’re looking for help or advice. Many owners question whether their RVs really require all of the upgrades that repair shops suggest. One of the best ways to mitigate this issue is to do some research before committing time and money towards the repairs that your mechanic recommends to determine which ones are mandatory. Find a trusted online source for information on RV repair and maintenance (or reach out to fellow owners) for additional support.

Now that we understand which upgrades your RV absolutely needs, you have to ask yourself one key question: Should I install them myself?

Install Your RV Upgrades Personally If Possible

Some RV owners cringe at the thought of performing maintenance or installing upgrades on their own. However, learning how to personally fix your vehicle can save you significant amounts of money in the long run, allowing you to invest more funds into luxury features. It’s also worth noting that developing a solid understanding of how your RV functions can help you make clutch repairs in the event of a breakdown or accident, salvaging your vacation or weekend getaway. To get started, find a copy of your RV’s manual. This document will provide you with detailed information on the parts and instructions needed for basic repairs. All of that mechanical terminology may be overwhelming when you first start out, so feel free to look for video tutorials online if you need more guidance.

Fortunately, most aspects of RV maintenance are pretty simple, especially if it’s just a matter of replacing tires or windows. Here’s a list of 10 common RV problems that you can fix yourself. Try your best to work through any issues that arise, but don’t hesitate to ask for professional help when you need it. Over time, you’ll acquire more knowledge and confidence when it comes to RV repairs, allowing you to successfully manage tougher and more complex maintenance tasks.

If you do decide to personally take on your RV’s issues, you’ll want to find a trusted and affordable source of vehicle lights. Swapping out lights on your RV to keep them functional is an incredibly important safety step, and it’s actually not too hard to do yourself. RecPro™ offers an extensive selection of RV parts, including dome lights, LED clearance lights, and ceiling lights. Look around online and compare a few providers to get the most bang for your buck.

Now that you’ve taken care of all mandatory upgrades for your RV, it’s time to look at a few exciting luxury items you can purchase for it.

Selecting Luxury Upgrades for Your RV

This is where things get interesting. There’s an endless list of cool features and decorations that you can use to trick out your RV. You might be interested in a sleek new paint scheme, improved kitchen gear, comfier chairs, LED lights, or even a vanity closet! RecPro™ offers a wide selection of high-quality exterior lights and furniture for RVs, including recliner chairs and sofas in a host of attractive colors.

One of our most popular RV luxury upgrades is the 18'-20' RV Under Deck LED Light Kit. This set includes everything you need to create a powerful blue glow underneath your RV. We also sell a waterproof 16' LED RV blue party light that perfectly matches the deck kit. Both of these products include all necessary components and are easy to install. They’re a fantastic way to add personality and charm to your RV, especially if you’re hosting nightly get-togethers inside.

Dec 27th 2017

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