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5 RV Storage Helpful Hints

22.04.22 05:42 PM By Stackerd

Even though we currently live in our RV as our exclusive residence, there have been instances in recent years when we have had to store our Cougar fifth-wheel trailer temporarily. Fortunately, we have located a safe and secure storage yard where we may put our kids. We love our RV and wouldn't want anything to happen to it while it's in storage, so I've done a lot of study on RV storage and the best ways to avoid damage.

 

All Seals Should Be Cleaned and Inspected

 

Give the rig a nice wash and wax before storing it. The wax will protect the RV from sun damage and keep dirt buildup to a minimum. A good coat of wax also makes cleaning much easier after storage. Pay careful attention to the roof during washing. The majority of those dreadful black streaks are caused by dirt and road grime on the roof, therefore the cleaner the better for the entire rig.

 

Ventilation

 

The removal of moisture from the RV is a big concern. If moisture accumulates, it can cause mold growth and musty odors when you return your RV from storage. I've discovered that leaving the rooftop vents open is by far the best way to keep the interior of the RV dry. We have customized vent covers fitted on our three roof vents, allowing us to leave them open all the time.

 

Curtains and blinds

 

Another technique to prevent mold growth is to avoid using full-length nighttime shades. I store the RV with the translucent daytime blinds drawn, allowing light to enter. When I was storing my old camper van for 6 months, I figured it would be a good idea to close all the curtains. The van had a small leak, and moisture got into it. The entire back section, which was curtained off, was covered in mold patches, while the front driving area, which was not curtained off, was pristine.

 

Rodents and bugs

 

Pests will be a concern in different sections of the country, and most of them will pose problems when storing the rig. The first step is to ensure that all external apertures are sealed or screened. Rooftop plumbing vents, inside the external fridge panel and vent, and the furnace exhaust and air intake pipes are all popular places for bugs to congregate. Most RV parts stores supply custom-made screens for these apertures.

 

Tanks and plumbing

 

When it comes to plumbing, the temperature has the most influence on how we prepare the RV for storage. I do very little if there is no possibility of freezing and I'm only keeping for a few weeks. I'll usually clean out the waste tanks thoroughly before adding a 14 tank of water to keep them from drying out inside. I fill it with fresh water, add 12 cups of bleach, and then run it through all the pipes. As a result, I get to sanitize the water supply plumbing as it sits, ensuring that nothing grows in it. Park RV storage in Richland with excellent facilities and low cost.