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Have You Had Your RV Safetied Lately?

RV repair, RV service, RV maintenance

When you get your vehicle safety checked, attention is paid to the brakes, lights, turn signals, and suspension. If one of these things malfunctions, your life can be in clear and present danger. One of the items that can be overlooked when you get a “safety” inspection is the vehicle’s powertrain. In some circumstances, your ability to “go” is almost as important as your ability to stop when it comes to the safety of your vehicle and its occupants.

If your car breaks down during your morning commute, it’s likely an inconvenience, but nothing more. You call for help, a tow truck arrives and takes your car to the mechanic, and you have to find another way to get to work for a day or so.

If you are travelling in your RV, however, a breakdown can be more serious. You and your family can be stranded somewhere out of the way, miles from help.

That’s why it’s important to include powertrain diagnostics as part of your safety inspection routine. Trust your diesel RV to the Diesel experts. IAmDIESEL is the diesel service centre at Western Turbo and fuel injection. We are Winnipeg’s premiere diesel service centre. Our technicians have expertise specific to diesel engines, heavy-duty transmissions, and the array of specific sensors and computer equipment particular to your vehicle’s engine.

We can assess your vehicle’s general roadworthiness, as well as the ability of your powertrain to provide you trouble free service on your upcoming travels.  Complete our online form for a callback or call us at 1-800-665-7556 today to schedule an appointment. IAmDIESEL has 9 fully equipped service bays and a staff of fully qualified technicians ready to take care of your RV’s needs.

Conservation Tips – RV’ers Do Their Part

Because the natural scenery is a huge part of what makes RV travel appealing, it’s important for RV’ers to keep the health of the environment in mind. Travelers should make sure to keep recreational vehicles on roads that it can navigate safely, and maintain the engines properly in order reduce emissions. Additionally, camping should be restricted to clearly marked campsites; recycling facilities and categories may be different from those you use at home, so it’s best to pay close attention to signage. Keeping disposable item usage to a minimum is a great way to reduce the amount of garbage you generate on the road. Packaging and excess materials should be discarded at home if possible; also, campers should be very careful about using fire to dispose of refuse. Items that will not burn, such as plastic and metals, should never be placed into a firepit. Additionally, carefully observing fire rules is imperative, as weather conditions may change the regulations regarding the building of campfires.

Saving energy and reducing usage of finite resources can also be as simple as configuring your RV’s placement on a campsite properly; natural shade and awnings can help keep your vehicle cool during summer months, while shielding from north and west-blowing winds can help you retain heat during colder ones. Labeling for tank additives and cleaning supplies should be read carefully in order to ensure earth-friendly ingredients; there are many options available to reduce your impact on the planet. In order to prevent damaging the bark of surrounding trees, it’s best to use a screw-in stake to restrain pets rather than tying leashes to the trees. The dump stations and showers provided by campgrounds should be left as you found them, with any messes that you made cleaned up before departing as a courtesy to other campers.