Your RV can provide a convenient way to get your family to the camping site or vacation destination in comfort and style. But if you know you won't be using your RV for an extended amount of time, you might not want it just sitting in your driveway or elsewhere on your property where it is exposed to the elements. That's why more and more RV owners today are taking advantage of RV storage facilities in order to protect their investment until they are ready to head out on another trip. If you've never put your RV into storage before, here are some tips that might help.
Clean It and Wax It
First things first, you don't want your RV to go into storage with dirt and dust on it. Failing to remove dirt or dust before putting it into storage could result in the dirt or dust leaving a permanent stain by the time you are ready to hit the road again. Wipe down your RV from end to end before you haul it to the storage facility. For even better results, consider giving your RV a full coat of wax before you put it away. The wax will protect the RV's exterior while it is in storage and prevent more dust from returning while it sits inside the facility.
Check Your Caulk and Rubber Seals
While you are looking at the RV's exterior, also pay attention to any rubber seals or caulking. If a seal is loose or some caulking looks like it has wear and tear, you should get this fixed or replaced before putting the RV in storage. Any opening in a seal or along a caulk line could allow dirt, dust, or even pests to get inside the RV while it is in storage. Rubber seals are easy enough to peel off and then put back on tightly. For the caulk, you can get a putty knife to remove it entirely and then put a fresh line in with a caulk gun.
Open the Vents, But Use Vent Covers as Well
If your RV will be sitting in a storage facility that is not climate-controlled, you might have reason to be concerned about humidity. Too much humidity in the air can lead to condensation and you don't want the inside of your RV to develop mold or mildew while it's in storage. You can take care of this problem by leaving the roof vents open so there is some ventilation. Consider also putting vent covers over the open vents as well though. This will still allow air to vent but will also keep dirt, dust, or other issues from getting into the RV from the outside.
For more tips, reach out to a local RV storage facility.