You may live in your RV, or you may only use it occasionally for camping or road trips. Either way, there will be times when RV storage is necessary. Even those who live in their RVs typically have periods of time when they’re vacationing away from their RV or traveling via flying or cruising. As you’re prepping for RV storage, there are several important steps to follow.
First and foremost, you should find a facility that you feel will safely store your RV and will offer the amenities that you need. For short-term storage, you may prefer it to be outside, but if you’re storing it for a long period of time, it is best to store your RV indoors to more adequately protect it from wind, rain, sun, etc. Specifics for prepping for RV storage should also include the following:
- Close awnings
- Ventilate in the summer and insulate in the winter
- Disconnect from water and sewer
- Leave the fridge empty and clean
- Deep clean the entire RV, inside and out
- Cover tires if storing outside
Variations in storing will also be dependent on the time of year that you’re leaving your RV. If you’re storing it in the summer versus the winter, there are different recommendations to follow. RV storage can be a lot of work, but you want to make sure you leave your RV in good condition. An RV is a large investment and should be cared for and stored appropriately to ensure that it maintains its value and functions properly when you’re ready to use it again.