If you own an RV, then there is a very good chance that you use it more at certain times of the year than you do at others. And, if you're like most people, you probably tend to use it more in the spring and summer months than you do in the winter and fall months. If this is the case, you should know that there are certain things you need to do to get your RV prepared for a long period of storage. Not doing these things can end up harming your RV and making it not ready when you plan to bring it out of storage and use it. In addition to finding a good RV storage company to safely store your RV for you, you also need to do a few things to get it ready to go into storage.
Guard Against Rodents
One of the first dangers to be aware of is that, when you are storing your motor home for a long time, you are subjecting it to rats, mice, and other rodents that could potentially and even seriously damage your RV. While rodents might seem harmless, they can chew through important wires and parts and infect your RV with feces and urine, which is the last thing you want to come "home" to after storing your RV.
The best thing to do is to try and ward off rodents in the first place. Take the time to thoroughly inspect your RV for any openings or gaps and then seal them with expanding foam or another sealant. Also, make sure that you do not leave out any food or crumbs in your RV that could attract these pests; a thorough cleaning before storage will help you out a lot.
In addition to protecting against rodents, take measures just in case they do get inside of your RV, such as setting up some rodent traps and even spreading out rodent poisons just in case.
Perform Pre-Storage Maintenance
Finally, make sure that you perform basic "pre-storage maintenance" to protect your RV and its mechanical components while it is being stored. For example, change the oil to avoid acid erosion, which is common with old oil that sits for long periods of time. Add a fuel-stabilizer to any gas left in the vehicle, add in new anti-freeze, and also refresh transmission fluids. All of these things will greatly help to protect your RV while it is in storage and will allow you to come back to a healthy, happy recreational vehicle.
19 July 2016
Storage units make it possible for us to hold onto the things that we aren't quite ready to let go of. Whether you have moved into a smaller home, or your collection has simply outgrown the house you are in, a storage unit can make it possible to keep the things that you love. If you pack and store things properly, you don't have to worry about pests, heat, cold and moisture damaging the things that you have stored. This blog will show you how to protect your belongings by teaching you how to pack and store things in a way that will protect them.