RV Storage Recommendations and Tips
RV Storage Tips, Tricks, and Advice for all your RV storage needs.
Controlling RV Humidity
Running a dehumidifier while connected to shore power is highly recommended for controlling storage unit humidity. If shore power is not an option, opening a roof vent on your RV will allow trapped air to escape.
Tarps and Your RV
If storing your RV in an uncovered outdoor storage location, some form of cover is highly recommended. To utilize a tarp for protection, construct an "A" frame structure over your RV and cover with a tarp. This design will repel direct sunlight, rain, and snow while allowing air circulation. Simply draping a tarp over your RV invites dry-rot from the lack of air circulation and blemishes the paint as the tarp chaffs against your RV in the wind.
Storing RV Batteries
Remove RV battery(s) : If storing your RV over the winter, either covered or uncovered, be sure to remove the batteries. If left in sub-zero temperatures they can freeze. Store batteries indoors but never in a bedroom. Your stored batteries may need to be “topped-off” (charged) before re-use.
Completely dump and wash tanks. Then close all valves and disconnect hose. Clean sewage tanks and store.
Turn off tank at propane tank valve. Disengage any "Auto-Shutoff" switch.
Empty, clean and coat all valves and seals with silicon grease.
Tires and Undercarriage
Air tires to manufacturer's recommended pressure and cover if storing outdoors to prevent dry-rot from UV rays. Plug any and all entrances in the undercarriage of your RV with stainless-steel wool to prevent rodents from entering.