6 Tips for Winter RV Storage
As the leaves begin to change color and the air becomes crisp, many RV owners think about how they need to winterize their RV. This task can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are 6 tips to help prepare your RV for winter storage.
1. Find a Suitable Storage Facility
The first step in prepping your RV for winter storage is to find a storage facility that meets all your needs. When you’re searching for a storage facility, there are a few key things to look for:
- Location: You’ll want to choose a facility that’s close enough to home that you can easily access it if you need to.
- Size: Make sure the facility has enough space to accommodate your RV.
- Features: Some facilities offer extra features like covered storage, indoor RV storage or 24/7 security.
2. Inspect It Carefully
Once it’s clean, you need to inspect your RV carefully for any damage that could get worse while it’s in storage. Look for cracks, leaks, or any other problem areas. If you find anything that needs repair, be sure to take care of it before storing your RV.
3. Clean Everything from Top to Bottom
Once you’ve found the perfect storage facility, it’s time to start cleaning out your RV. This may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually easier than you think. Start by removing all food from the fridge and cupboards and giving them a good cleaning. Then move on to decluttering all the cabinets, drawers, and closets. Once everything is empty and clean, give the entire inside of the RV a thorough cleaning from top to bottom. Don’t forget those hard-to-reach places!
4 . Cover Your RV
Once all fluids have been properly drained and everything has been cleaned out and decluttered, it’s time to give your RV a good wash down—inside and out! Once it’s washed and dried, cover your RV with a quality tarp or breathable cover designed specifically for RVs to protect it from UV rays, moisture, dirt, and debris while it’s in storage.
5. Protect Your Tires
Your tires are one of the most important parts of your RV, and they can be damaged easily while in storage. To prevent this, you should put your RV up on blocks or Jack stands. This will take the weight off of the tires and help them last longer. You should also consider covering your tires with a tire cover to protect them from the sun and other elements.
6 . Disconnect All Appliances
To help prevent any potential damage while in storage, disconnect all appliances—including TVs , microwaves , VCRs , etc.—from their power sources before covering them up with dust covers or blankets .
Following these simple steps will help ensure that your RV stays in top condition while it’s being stored away for the winter months—so it’ll be ready to hit the open road as soon as warm weather arrives! Looking for RV storage? Giant Storage has both indoor and outdoor locations available at specific locations. Give us a call at 208-916-5150 or check availability today to get started.
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Monument, CO 80132
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Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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2615 N Cecil Road
Post Falls, ID 83854