At STOR-IT Thomasville, your RV's safety and maintenance is our primary concern. To ensure that your vehicle is in optimal condition when it's time to hit the road again, we've prepared a comprehensive guide to help you effectively prepare your RV for storage. Whether you're planning to store your RV for a month or an entire season, these tips will help keep your vehicle in excellent condition, ready for your next adventure.
Clean Your RV Thoroughly: Begin by cleaning your RV both inside and out. Not only does a thorough cleaning help maintain your RV's aesthetics, but it also prevents odors, stains, and potential damage from dirt and debris. Pay special attention to the refrigerator and pantry, removing all perishable items that could spoil and attract pests.
Protect the Exterior: Consider applying a high-quality wax to the exterior of your RV to protect against the elements. This is especially important in areas like Thomasville, Georgia, where weather can be unpredictable. Cover your RV with a breathable RV cover to prevent UV damage, bird droppings, and tree sap from staining or damaging the exterior.
Prepare the Plumbing: To prevent any water damage or potential freezing during the colder months, it's vital to drain the water system. Be sure to include the water heater and all holding tanks. Once drained, add RV antifreeze to the system to protect any remaining water from freezing.
Check Seals and Seams: Inspect all seals and seams for potential leaks. Any water infiltration during storage can cause severe damage over time. If you notice any potential problem areas, have them repaired before placing your RV in storage.
Care for the Engine and Battery: If your RV will be stored for an extended period, disconnect the battery and keep it in a cool, dry place. It's also a good idea to add a fuel stabilizer to your tank and run the engine and generator long enough to get the stabilizer through the system.
Pest Control Measures: Pests can cause significant damage to your RV. Close all windows, vents, and exhaust pipes. Use silicone or expanding foam to seal any small holes where rodents might gain access. Non-toxic repellents can also be useful.
Tires Care: Inflate your tires to the maximum recommended PSI to prevent flat spots. Also, try to move your RV every few months, even if just a few feet – this can help extend the life of your tires.