4 Ways To Protect Your RV When It's Placed In Storage

15 September 2017
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There are several reasons you might consider placing your RV in storage. One could be that you are not planning on using it for a while and another could be that you simply do not have room to store it on your own property. Whatever the case, facilities that provide RV storage are really helpful and safe. Here are four extra ways to ensure that your RV is better protected during this time:

  1. Choose Covered Storage: The first thing you are going to want to do is to choose covered storage. The reason for this is it's going to protect your RV from all the outdoor elements, such as rain, harsh UV rays, and more. When you avoid these things, you avoid the possibility of your RV's color being faded, mold growth, and damage from things, such as hail. You also avoid the possibility of a tree damage your RV or any possible vandalism. 
  2. Cover the Vents: All the vents in your RV need to be covered to ensure that there is a much smaller possibility of insects getting inside of your vehicle. You should also keep doors and blinds shut tight, which can act as another barrier making it more difficult for pests to get into the RV should they find their way to it. 
  3. Take Care of the Fridge: After bringing an RV out of storage, most people find that the fridge has caused the most problems. For this reason, it's important to be mindful of the fridge before putting your RV in storage. You should have it cleaned out and even place baking soda inside of it to keep it smelling fresh while also keeping the fridge door open. All of this will prevent a smell and mold from becoming a problem once you are ready to take your RV out of storage.
  4. Prepare RV Components: Finally, you want to be sure that all of the components of the RV are taken care of. This means removing the battery and ensuring that it is charged every month that it is not being used, changing the oil, and adding fuel stabilizer to the RV. All of this is going to ensure that when you are ready to get your RV back on the road again, it will be back up and running as usual. 

When you do these four extra things to protect your RV while in storage, you can be sure that you don't have major problems to deal with once you are ready to use it again. Contact a company like Blanco Self Storage for more information and assistance.