Anthony Galluscio Annual Camper Maintenance 2017

Anthony Galluscio Camper Maintenance

My son, Bobby, and I decided that we would take it upon ourselves to perform all the required maintenance on our 2015 Jayco Jay Flight 23RB Travel Trailer. We had difficulty finding a high-quality list of items to check so we surveyed the systems on the camper and developed our own list. It is my hope that we can help other camper owners finding themselves in a similar situation, and even add to this list next year based on comments and feedback received.

Here are some stats on our camper:

  • Years Owned: 2 years
  • Total Mileage: 4876 miles
  • Total Nights Camping: 79 Nights Camping

For the record, here is a list of all of the systems on which we performed preventative maintenance:

System Tasks Notes


Configured backup assist The backup assist on the F150 is useless. However, I really like the configurable blind spot detection
Removed Gear Rust Used wire brush and Rustoleum rust reformer
Lubricated ball and sway connectors Used standard grease.


 Inspect  Hoses, connectors, and tanks in good repair
 Clean  Wiped down tanks, hoses, and fittings
 Refill  Took tanks to ACE Hardware and had them “topped off” for $14.


 Inspect  Noticed some rust starting. That will need to be removed and painted next year.


 Inspect Seams  Notices small holes and cracks starting in the seals. Will need to repair with Eternabond tape in the near future and definitely by next year.
 Repair issues  Sealed all issues with DAP Clear. Also sealed down seam in front of camper. Used a full 10″ tube of DAP.


 Inspect  Some rust developing on stabilizers that will need to be dealt with in the future. Stabilizers will be difficult to disassemble.  Considering replacing when these become unserviceable.
 Lubricate  Sprayed liberally with silicone lubricant.


Paint  Painted rusted areas with Rustoleum Rust Reformer.
 Lubricate hinges  Sprayed hinges with silicone lubricant.

Fresh Water

 Sanitize  Followed recommended procedure to drain, sanitized, flush, and refill the fresh water system. I may write a separate blog detailing that process.

Septic system

Clean tank Poured iced in tank before pulling camper to campground. Used internal sprinker system until tank ran completely clear.  Sanitized tank using standard process.
Sanitize gear Wiped down all gear (hoses, fittings, storage box) with Clorox wipes

Hot Water (Gas)

Test striker Lit and ran hot water heater on gas
Clean Cleaned using vacuum and compressed air

Refrigerator (Gas)

Test striker Lit and ran refrigerator on gas
Clean Cleaned using vacuum and compressed air

Stove (Gas)

Test striker Lit and ran stove on gas

Air Conditioner

Clean filter Cleaned filter. Bobby disassembled the unit on the roof and we could find no other filters. Unit running well.


Clean Sprayed with Simple Green to kill mildew
Inspect Some rust on screw heads, etc.
Lubricate Sprayed liberally all joints and moving parts with silicone lubricant.


Inspect Inspected rubber, hubs, and suspension. No issues.
Grease hubs Dexter EZ-Lube hubs were easy to re-grease by following instructions on YouTube.

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