RV Maintenance Tips

Here at Dennis Dillon RV Marine Powersports we not only want to put you behind the wheel of the RV you’ve always dreamed of, we also want to help you keep your rig always running safely and in top condition. At our Boise, ID and Westminster, CA locations you can rely on our master-certified technicians to provide the full range of professional maintenance services. Check out a few of our RV maintenance tips below, and if you need to bring your RV in to our service center, schedule an appointment with us online.

How to Winterize a Camper, RV, or Travel Trailer

If you live in Salt Lake City, where winter means freezing temperatures and snow, winterizing your RV will be a more involved process than if you live in San Diego. The good news is that getting your rig prepared for winter is a relatively easy task and it won’t cost you much at all.

At Dennis Dillon RV Marine Powersports we have all of the tools and accessories you’ll need, and we can offer the expert advice to make sure you get the job done right. Some basic steps you’ll need to take when winterizing your camper include:

  • Emptying and cleaning your freshwater, gray water, and black water holding tanks
  • Draining your hot water heater
  • Draining all of your pipes
  • Pumping non-toxic RV antifreeze through your water lines


How to Convert a Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck

Do you want to convert your fifth wheel hitch to a gooseneck hitch? It’s really not that difficult. You can pick up a fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter kit here at Dennis Dillon RV Marine Powersports or at an automotive parts store around San Diego. Just follow the simple instructions to:

  • Install a lock and collar
  • Attach the adapter
  • Attach the ball coupler to the ball hitch
  • Make sure all screws and couplers are tightened
  • Hook in the safety chains

You’ll want to get a friend to help out with the installation. Check out our step-by-step instructions below.


RV Storage Ideas

Whether you’re heading out to one of the beach campsites in Southern California, or are planning a trip from Meridian, ID to the Snake River RV Park, keeping your gear stored properly is essential. We have a wide variety of RV accessories available at Dennis Dillon RV Marine Powersports that can help secure your gear and supplies. Some simple steps you can take to solve storage issues include:

  • Lighten the load by getting rid of non essential items
  • Magnetize kitchen surfaces
  • Use storage units as furniture
  • Add storage compartments and organizers


How to Clean an RV Black Water Holding Tank

Cleaning the black water holding tank is a job that must be done very carefully in order to avoid risk infection or disease. Remember that you should only empty your black water holding tank at a designated RV dumping station. You should always wear protective gloves and shoe coverings. Your RV should have a built-in system for flushing flush the tank, if it doesn’t then you’ll have to pick up a flush valve and a tank cleaning wand. Once you’re ready, you’ll need to:

  • Flush the toilet a few times
  • Add dish soap or laundry soap and a quart of bleach, and let sit for an hour
  • Open the main drain
  • Connect your gray water line to the flush valve, or power rinse with a cleaning wand


You Can Trust the RV Service Experts at Dennis Dillon RV Marine Powersports

Your RV will receive the professional care it needs when you bring it in to Dennis Dillon RV Marine Powersports. Check out our RV service specials to find our latest money-saving offers. In addition to our RV maintenance and repair service, we also feature a large inventory of new RVs for sale, all attractively priced and ready to roll. If you’d like more information, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us online.

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