If you love to hit the open road, but you have to store your RV during at least some part of the year, then you know that keeping up with the maintenance of your house on wheels can require some extra effort. There are a few things you can do, however, to make your RV storage a little bit easier as you wait for the next traveling season to roll around.
- Ventilation – A properly vented RV is a cleaner, fresher RV. As you put your RV in storage, check your vents to make sure they are clean and closed for proper storage, or that you have the right vent covers attached that will allow your RV to circulate air even when it isn’t in use.
- Electrical – When you store your RV, it’s important to turn off all your electrical hookups and disconnect the battery. Not only can you preserve your battery for the next season, but you can also prevent fire hazards while your RV is not in use.
- Plumbing – The length of time you are planning on keeping your vehicle in RV storage may determine how much work you do to your plumbing. However, it’s generally a good idea to flush your waste tanks and clear your pipes and tubes of water any time you are planning to store your RV.
- Curtains – While it may seem counterintuitive, keeping mold at bay while you have your RV in storage can be addressed by keeping your curtains open for better natural light. If you had a moisture problem sometime during RV storage, natural light may help combat mold and mildew concerns.
- Insurance – Lastly, keeping RV insurance that covers the important parts of your RV, even while it is being stored, can give you serious peace of mind. If you aren’t sure what’s covered under your policy, make sure to find out and adjust, as needed.
At 21 North Storage, we offer affordable RV storage that makes it easy to maintain your recreational vehicle year after year. Contact us today to learn more.