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  • Writer's pictureWayne Hendrickson

Annual Inspections? For what?

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

Yesterday, I decided to take a look at my RV. My RV was manufactured in October 2020, and I purchased it new in March of 2022. I am getting ready to do to some training in Elkhart, Indiana and it is nice outside today, so I thought I would take a closer look at my own RV. I went up on the roof to check the air conditioners, all the sealant and see what may be of interest.

As I always do when I am inspecting, I look at the sealant around the edges as well as around the roof vents, plumbing vents, solar panels, etc. Keep in mind, from date of manufacture until now it has only been two years. The untrained eye probably would not have caught this, but I found three little pinholes in the sealant on the roof near the back wall. This is probably where there was a small bubble in the sealant when it was originally applied. At some point, these bubbles had popped and now I had a place for water intrusion. These small spots if not caught in a timely fashion, can cause thousands of dollars in damage.

So why annual inspections? A few dollars spent this year can correct a few minor issues and can save thousands of dollars in costs down the road. Here at Tennga RV Consulting, our motto is "We are always looking out for you." We want you to have a great RVing experience.

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