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  • Writer's pictureBullet Victorino

Are Motorhomes High Maintenance?

Hey fellow wanderers! Ever dreamed of embracing life on the road in your own rolling haven? I'm with you on that dream, but let's get real about a crucial question that needs to be addressed: Are motorhomes high maintenance? Spoiler alert: YES. THEY. ARE. So, if you're gearing up to be a proud motorhome owner, get ready for the inevitable: MAINTENANCE.

Owning a motorhome is like having a four-wheeled companion – it demands attention and a bit of investment. But hey, it's worth it, I promise. We all want your road-tripping partner to be in top-notch shape, right? So, stick around, and we'll explore the ins and outs of keeping your mobile sanctuary rolling smoothly on the highways and byways.

Motorhomes: The Allure of Living on the Road

Living on the road, the allure of endless possibilities is undeniable. The highs are exhilarating – waking up to a new sunrise in different places, meeting fascinating people, and indulging in the diverse offerings of the open road, from beaches to clubs, and rivers to local restaurants. It's a nomadic dream come true.

But, and there's always a but, the lows cast their shadows every now and then. The pangs of missing home, and the continuous moving may leave you yearning for a sense of permanency. Plus, there’s the party spoiler: MAINTENANCE.

Reality Check: Are Motorhomes High Maintenance?

Are motorhomes high maintenance? Oh, yes. It's a necessary chore, a (somewhat) small price to pay for the endless adventures that await on the winding road of life. Dreaming of owning a motorhome? Here's the lowdown on the maintenance you need to address:


  • Regular Engine Check-ups: Your engine is the heart of your vehicle, and it’s always best to assume that something can get wrong with it. Regular oil changes and fluid checks are non-negotiable.

  • Tire TLC: Regular tire inspections and rotations are your first line of defense against unexpected blowouts. Make sure that you have a space or two every time you leave for a trip.

  • Check your Brake: Regular brake checks are a must for your safety and that of others on the road. Make sure your brake is always working.

  • Electricals: From lights to appliances, your motorhome's electrical system needs attention. Check for any faulty connections. Flickering bulbs may give you a clue.

  • Plumbing Peace: You don’t want your rolling home to be a soggy mess. Always check your plumbing system and plan your water loading accordingly.

Are Motorhomes High Maintenance?: An Investment Journey


Let me tell you a bit about my investment journey venturing into motorhomes. Maybe with this, you answer the question: Are motorhomes high maintenance?


In the beginning, I saw motorhome life as a ticket to freedom. It was but there are still tons of stress involved in living such a life. Reality hit hard: the maintenance does not come cheap. And if you are not smart, the cost of repairs can chain you.


The early check-ups challenged my patience and wallet, but a decade later, I became an unintentional expert in motorhome maintenance. Of course, some issues still demand a mechanic's touch, and every check-up digs into the wallet – a true investment journey. The savings tab is my safety net for unexpected twists. I kept logs and notes from all the repairs and costs that I spent. My log helped me keep track of the why and hows of my motorhome.

Spend $5 Dollars a Day for a Brand New Motorhome: Here’s How

If you buy a brand-new motorhome for $20, 000 and use it for 10 years. That’s only around 5-6 dollars a day. What a steal! But the tricky part is to keep the longevity of your motorhome to get the value of the money that you have spent. A lot of motorhomes can live for more than 10 years. That will reduce the cost of a brand-new motorhome to about 3-4 dollars a day. Amazing, right?


Are motorhomes high maintenance? It will demand your time, attention, and money. Again, the trick is in early detection of possible issues, routine maintenance, and the right amount of TLC.

To Wrap It Up


Are motorhomes high maintenance? Undoubtedly. But fear not, for this investment journey is more than just dollars and wrenches – it's a tapestry of experiences, lessons, and unexpected joys on the open road. Maintaining your rolling sanctuary demands attention, but the memories made along the way are priceless. From engine check-ups to unexpected repairs, each twist in the maintenance journey adds a chapter to your nomadic tale. So, keep those logs, budget wisely, and embrace the winding road ahead. Here's to a well-maintained motorhome and the adventures it carries. Safe travels!

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