PROPANE TANKS Tight on mountings No leaks – check entire system (10 minutes, no red flag) Certification current Up to date with latest safety valve (triangular handle)
WHEELS Lug nuts tight No cracks in the wheel Good tire pressure No cracks in the tire rubber Good tire tread
LIGHTS All running lights work Turn signal lights work Stop lights work Back up lights work
INTERIOR Smoke detector working – replace batteries at beginning of year Fire extinguisher(s) charged
HENSLEY ARROW HITCH Grease the spring bars every 1000 miles Check U-Bolts on the frame mounting brackets every 5000 miles. Torque U- Bolt nuts to 45 Ft. Lbs. Check that strut bars are tight and properly adjusted Oil each jack screw through oil holes in top of the outer jack screw tube. Check that spring bar U-Bracket mounting bolts are tight. Torque to 30 Ft. Lbs. Check that all pins and clevis pins are in place and seated properly. (Look for excessive wear on the pins) Check spring bar link mounting holes for excessive wear. Also check the pin for excessive wear. Replace both if needed. (The lower holes can wear through if not checked periodically). Grease the hitch ball and coupler yearly Carry a Hensley spare parts kit (a spare zerk grease fitting should be in the kit)
MOTOR HOME SPRING CHECK LIST Remove covers from tires and thoroughly inspect them for damage. Inflate the tires to the correct pressure for the actual weight on the tires. Remove any obstructions from engine and transmission openings. Check engine compartment for obstructions or animal nests. Check for fluid leaks. Repair as necessary. Check engine oil level. Add oil if needed. Check coolant level in reservoir and radiator (do not open cap on hot engine). Check hydraulic fluid level in reservoir. Add fluid if needed. Check engine belts for wear, damage or excessive cracking. Check engine fan for damage. Check fuel water separator. If empty, prime fuel system per instructions in your operators manual. Check for leaks and damage to hoses and wiring. Check rear axle lubricant. Lubricate chassis and drive train. Check that batteries are full and charged. Clean ends of battery cables Turn the ignition to RUN position. Verify that the fuel and volt meters are operating properly. With hydraulic brakes, check to make sure that the electric brake pump runs with the engine not running. Bleed and adjust brakes if necessary. Run engine until warm. Re-check for fluid leaks. Check transmission fluid level using the Cold check method in your Allison transmission operators manual. Add fluid if necessary. Check all exterior lights and replace as necessary.