An RV is often a sizeable investment, one that you would be wise to protect and care for during the off-season. From additives that can keep sediment from clogging up fuel lines to climate-controlled environments and more secure storage options, there are plenty of ways to prep and store your RV when it’s not in use.
While excessive wear and high mileage may place considerable strain on an RV’s engine and other mechanical components, sitting for long periods can also cause problems. Belts, hoses and even interior engine components that require frequent lubrication may be placed at greater risk in the event that the vehicle is not prepped and stored properly. A fuel-system stabilizer can often be a critical resource, especially in situations where an RV may be left in storage for months or even years at a time.
A cluttered, messy or disorderly interior environment is another situation that you would do well to address. Ensuring that everything is stored properly, removing any food items or condiments that might spoil and checking to confirm the integrity of all weather stripping, doors and window seals should be standard procedure whenever you plan to park or store your RV.
From excessive exposure to sunlight, storms and the elements to the risk of a curb-side fender bender or other accident, getting your RV off the street can eliminate many potential issues and concerns. Secure, climate-controlled interior parking environments can provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your vehicle has been properly and safely stored. The relatively small expense of RV storage services can often be covered for a fraction of the costs that may be needed to cover body work and other repairs that might otherwise be required.
An RV makes an inviting target, especially vehicles that are left out in the open. While you may not always be able to keep an eye on your RV, storing it at a secure parking facility can be an ideal alternative. Enhanced security can eliminate many of the risks associated break-ins, theft and vandalism.
Taking a few basic steps to ensure your RV will be ready to roll for your next trip, holiday or vacation is always a smart move. Proper storage and adequate preparation means that your vehicle can be kept safe and secure when not in use.
Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter @RachelleWilber.