To help you stay prepared and safe on the road, understanding and knowing the most common issues with motorhomes is a good idea. You should try to keep on top of maintenance on your motorhome, as this will help to prevent untimely breakdowns, as well as dangerous issues like a tyre blowout. Even with a good maintenance regime unfortunately repairs are still inevitable.
Just like a car motorhome batteries will loose power and need to be charged. If you are concerned that the battery may die during a holiday travel with a battery charger and jump leads in case of emergencies. It is easy to replace the battery yourself, if required.
Regularly check your tyres for damage to the wall, condition or a nail. Damages to your tyres or even the weather can contribute to a possible blow out. Always keep a spare tyre and equipment to change a tyre with you. However for larger motorhomes you will need to call out roadside assistance due to the weight of the vehicle, should you need a tyre change.
Check your water pipes to ensure that they are in good condition to prevent burst pipes or flooding. If you find any leaks get them repaired as soon as possible to prevent any further damage or damp. If you do not feel confident in doing the repair yourself check with the Caravan and Motorhome club for the nearest recommended service/repair centre is to you. Staying onto of any repairs to your water system, pipes and taps will help prevent disasters.
Overtime your motorhomes roof could sustain wear and tear problems, such as leaks or even sagging. If you are good at DIY and have time you could address these issues yourself, you may need to remove fixtures and fittings in the problem area. Some repairs can be done using vinyl cement and fabric. Should you feel that you are unable to repair the problem yourself, then you should seek out a professional who can do this for you.