If you’re like most RVers, you’re probably thinking about putting your rig into storage for the winter. But did you know that there’s more to winter RV storage than just finding a safe place to park your camper? In this blog post, we’ll explore seven things you should keep in mind when preparing your RV for winter storage.
1. Make sure your RV is clean before you put it into storage.
Give your RV a thorough cleaning, inside and out. This will help prevent pests from taking up residence while your RV is in storage. Cleaning will also help prevent mildew and other problems that can occur when an RV is stored for an extended period of time.
2. Cover your RV for outdoor storage.
An RV cover is a great investment for protecting your rig from the elements. If you’re storing your RV outdoors, make sure to cover it with a quality tarp or RV cover. This will protect it from the elements and help extend its lifespan.
3. Disconnect the battery and propane tank.
If you’re storing your RV for an extended period of time, it’s a good idea to disconnect the battery and propane tank. Leaving your battery connected could result in a dead battery, and leaving your propane tank connected could lead to a leak.
4. Put your RV’s tires on jack stands.
If you’re storing your RV outdoors, it’s a good idea to put the tires on jack stands. This will help prevent the tires from flat-spotting and will keep them from becoming deformed.
5. Place a moisture absorber in your RV.
To help prevent mildew and musty odors, place a moisture absorber in your RV while it’s in storage. You can find moisture absorbers at most hardware stores.
6. Don’t forget to winterize your RV’s plumbing system.
The last thing you want is for your RV’s plumbing system to freeze and break while it’s in storage. Be sure to winterize your RV’s plumbing system before you put it into storage. This will help prevent costly repairs down the road.
7. Check your RV’s insurance policy.
Before you put your RV into storage, check your insurance policy to make sure it covers storage. Some policies will only cover your RV while it’s being used, so you’ll want to ensure you’re covered while it’s in storage.
There’s more to winter RV storage than just finding a safe place to park your camper. By following these seven tips, you can help ensure that your RV stays in good condition all winter. If you have any questions about how to prepare your RV for over winter storage in Alberta, feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to help!