September 1, 2015

Tips for Properly Storing Your RV

Are you an RV owner, and are looking into storing your vehicle for the winter? You’ll want to make sure you correctly prepare your vehicle for storage so it’s in perfect shape in the Spring.  Whether you’ll be storing it in an indoor facility or in a parking lot, you’ll definitely want to follow some methods on the best storage procedures. Below are some easy tips for properly storing your RV.

 

While we currently do not offer storage for RV, here’s a list to prepare you for storing your vehicle:

 

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Here are a few more tips for storing your RV to help you keep your vehicle in great shape and ready for the adventures in the summer!

-Inflate tires to the manufacturer’s recommended maximum psi during storage to avoid flat spots.

-Another way to Prevent flat spots on tires is by storing the vehicle on jack stands or adding a cushion under the tires. This will relieve any constant pressure on the suspension.

-Leave refrigerator doors and cabinets open during storage to prevent mold and odors.

-Vehicles left for extended periods should be stored with a full tank of gas and an appropriate fuel stabilizer. Adding the stabilizer will stop any moisture from building in the tanks.

-Wheels should be chocked and the parking brake should be off

-Check all seals and seams for any damages. Replace any broken lines or hoses before storing to get on with your adventures when is gets warmer.

-Plug pipes and openings with bronze wool to prevent rodents

-Close blinds and shades to avoid sun damage to upholstery. Sunlight will fade and crack any upholstery that is in contact with direct rays.

-Empty water tanks and use antifreeze

-Disconnect battery

-Keep uncovered vents closed to avoid bugs

 

Stop by our office to learn more about tips for properly storing your RV in cooler temperatures today!