If you’re a traveler and enjoy the open road, then you may be the owner of a prized possession that most people call an RV, otherwise known as a Recreational Vehicle. This category includes a wide variety of types which include Class A, B and C motorhome coaches, 5th wheel trailers, as well as pull-behind travel trailers. At Perry Legend Collision, we specialize in auto body repair and mechanical service for vehicles of every size, make, and model. This includes RV’s.
When we started Perry Legend Collision Repair Center, we knew we’d have to be ready to repair the smallest and largest of vehicles. We have invested in a more than 40,000 square-foot facility which includes three paint booths, large and small vehicle frame machines, computerized alignment equipment, and all the industry leading equipment we need to do your repair right the first time.
If you’re an owner of a big rig, we’re your place to go.
Whether you’re starting to hear screeching or grinding noises, preparing for your next big adventure or need to winterize or de-winterize your RV, we’re here to answer your questions and take the stress out of the process.
Our team with their 80+ years of experience is a great solution for you. We take pride in providing comprehensive service that includes a damage inspection, repair estimate and status updates regarding repair progress or delays. While an auto body repair job may take longer, simple fixes such as annual maintenance can happen more quickly.
When it comes to annual maintenance, repairs, and inspections for your recreational vehicle, these are some of the items to consider:
- Check awnings and slide-outs for cosmetic damage and complete technical functionality. Inspect gaskets, seals and caulking for voids.
- Have all your appliances (stove, fridge, microwaves, heating and air conditioning systems) inspected, cleaned, and prepared for use. Make sure these areas are free from rodent and wasp/hornet nests.
- Tend to your water heater, storage tanks, and septic system. Flush water heater and storage tanks. Add deodorizer to black tank prior to extended storage of your RV.
- Change of all your filters annually, including cabin air filters, furnace filters and your RV’s fuel system. When storing your RV, add fuel additive to your system.
- Test the batteries on both the coach and chassis and check water level in batteries.
- Inspect headlamps, tail lamps and all lighting equipment.
There’s much more to do to your RV than just these items.
Checking the condition of your tires is an important but often-overlooked step. Excessive age on a tire often leads to a tire blow-out while driving, many times resulting in an accident while on the highway. Driving a coach that is not in proper alignment can greatly reduce your fuel economy. Not maintaining the proper air pressure in your tires can result in abnormal wear patterns and can decrease the tread life.
Inflating your tires with nitrogen is often recommended.
Nitrogen maintains proper inflation pressures for up to four times longer than air. Nitrogen is a dry gas and prevents moisture in compressed air from heating and expanding, creating inflation inconsistencies. Prevention of inflation inconsistencies increases gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent. Saving gas is good for the traveler’s wallet and for the environment. Preventing inflation inconsistencies is safer and provides better handling of the RV. Proper inflation extends the tread life of tires.
Our team at Perry Legend is happy to discuss your concerns or answer any questions you may have. Come on by and see our facility. Show off your RV, get an inspection for the year, and we’ll let you know if there’s any reasons to be concerned or issues that need to be addressed before you hit the open road.