What is the regular maintenance schedule?

by Airstream, Inc.

Failure to maintain your travel trailer can cause premature and unexpected parts breakage and/or erratic operation that may be hazardous. 

Every 1,000 miles or 60 days

  • Escape Window
    • Check operation of latches and upper hinge.
  • Battery
    • Check water level, lead acid only. * As a battery ages and becomes less efficient, the water level should be checked more often and replenished only with distilled water. Checking water level does not apply to Glass Mat Batteries.
  • Smoke Alarm & CO Detector
    • Test and replace battery as required.
  • Tires
    • Check tire pressure (See Specifications).
  • Hitch
    • Check for loose bolts or unusual wear.
  • GFI Circuit Breaker
    • Test and record.


Every 5,000 miles or 90 days

  • Main Door Latch
    • Lubricate with dry graphite
  • Exterior Door Locks
    • Lubricate with dry graphite.
  • Exterior Hinges
    • Lubricate with light household oil.
  • LPG Hold-Down
    • Lubricate with light household oil.
  • LPG Regulator
    • Check bottom vent for obstructions.
  • Wheel Lug Nuts
    • Torque Aluminum Wheels to 110 ft. lbs and Steel Wheels to 100 ft. lbs.
  • Breakaway Switch
    • Pull pin and lubricate with household oil. (See further instructions in this section.)
  • 7-Way Plug
    • Spray with contact cleaner.
  • Hitch Ball
    • Lubricate with hitch ball lube or wheel bearing grease.
  • Range Exhaust Hood
    • Clean fan blades and wash filter.
  • Main Door Step
    • Lubricate and inspect moving parts.


Every 10,000 miles or 6 months

  • Brakes
    • Inspect or replace as necessary.
  • Nev-R-Lube
    • Visually inspect wheel bearings at tire rotation. Refer to Dexter’s recommendation www.dexteraxle.com or call (574) 295-7888.
  • Tires
    • Inspect and rotate.
  • Spare Tire Carrier
    • Lubricate moving parts.
  • Windows, and Door Seals
    • Clean with mild detergent and coat with “Slipicone.”
  • Exterior
    • Wax.
  • Escape Window
    • Lubricate latches with WD-40 or light household oil.


Annual Maintenance

  • Battery
    • Clean, neutralize, and coat terminals with petroleum jelly.
  • LPG (liquid propane gas) Tanks
    • Have purged by LPG supplier.
  • Seams
    • Check and reseal exterior seams, windows, lights, and vents as needed.
  • Hitch Coupler and Ball
    • Ensure all parts operate freely. Replace any component if worn or damaged.
  • Interior Cabinetry
    • Visual Inspection of latches Locks, Hinges and Slides. Silicone Spray as needed.


See appliance manufacturer’s literature for further information.


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