Prepare Your RV for Self-Storage
RV is a very expensive investment. If you don’t use your recreational vehicle for several months, then you should store it properly. More importantly, you should prepare your RV for long term storage. It is very important for you to take a few extra steps to make sure that it is clean and in good condition before you move it into a self-storage facility.
Generally, there are two kinds of RV self-storage spaces available: open and enclosed. The type you choose depends on your budget and also the value of your RV. Renting an enclosed storage space will be more expensive than an open space, but offers more security as well as being a low maintenance option. Outdoor space is less expansive and with the proper preparation can equally suit the RV storing.
A thorough cleaning of the RV’s exterior and interior is highly recommended. This ensures that your paint job remains in great condition. Before you store your RV in your rented space, make sure that you clean the space first. When cleaning your RV for storage, start from the top and work your way downward. Apply wax to maintain the appearance and value of your vehicle. It is recommended to use a RV cover made of breathable material to protect it from outside elements.
Make sure your locks and windows are secure, but it’s a good idea to keep everything else open, like cabinets and drawers. This will keep your RV from smelling musty. Also keep the refrigerator door open and leave an open box of baking soda inside to absorb the odors. Check your RV tires and make sure that they are properly inflated.
You need to check the dimensions of the self-storage unit before you move in your RV. The storage unit should have a large turning radius, so that getting in and out will not be a problem.