The summer brings fun, relaxation, vacations and for many, it brings RV season. Owning an RV is a great way to travel around the country without the hassle of booking hotels or flights. Owning an RV is great until you have to figure out a proper place to store it after the summer months.
If you do not have the luxury of having a home or a friend with a big driveway to store the RV, then you might want to consider finding an RV park in your area. These facilities are great for people who will be gone for a few months and willing to pay the monthly fees. Some of the RV parks can be expensive if they are too far away, so make sure the commute is worth the time and money. If the RV park near you is too expensive, then just make sure you do not park your RV under a tree or near tall grass because that can leave it covered in pollen or damaged later.
Preparing for RV Storage Season
When preparing your RV for storage there are many things to take into consideration. If the RV will be in extreme heat, snow, or rain then it might need to be covered for the entire duration it is in storage. A way to avoid unexpected surprises once another RV season is upon us is to hire someone to check on your RV every few weeks. Many RV parks offer this for an extra rate.
RV Cleaning Checklist
It may seem ridiculous to clean your RV before putting it in storage, but it will actually keep the preexisting bacteria from spreading while you’re not using it. A checklist of chores that need to be done before storing an RV include:
- Flush and clean the tanks
- Discard food
- Defrost fridge and leave the door open
- Clean air filters
- Cover water heater, furnace, and refrigerator vents
When you start up your RV in the next summer season, you will be thanking your past self for doing all the hard work first.
Should an RV be kept Inside or Outside?
If you are planning to store your RV outside, ensure that there is a breathable cover or else they might create mold or mildew while it is stationary. If you are storing it inside, close all of the windows and keep some vents open for some type of air circulation during the time you are not using it. There are many things to consider when storing your RV for the off-season, so trust Noah’s Ark for your storage needs. If you have any further questions regarding RV storage or you need a quote for your RV after the summer, give Noah’s Ark a call today! We are here to make the end of RV season just as fun and easy as the rest of it.