How to Store an RV

Following a few simple storage steps will help protect your RV's condition, so let's discuss how to store your RV.

Storing Your RV's Kitchen

Cleaning out your RV's kitchen after every trip will discourage pest problems and leave your RV smelling much fresher. Coming back to find moldy bread and spoiled milk is a drag, so be sure to empty food out of your RV, and wipe out the cupboards. Your refrigerator circuits also need to be turned off, the shelves wiped down, and a box of baking soda put in place to help prevent stale air. Clean the rest of the RV interior and dump out your RV's holding tanks.

Protecting Your RV During Storage

It's also important to protect your RV from damage caused by the elements. Closing all draperies and blinds will prevent sun bleaching on your interior. Covering your tires will protect the rubber from intense sunshine even in winter, as well as anything else Mother Nature cares to dish out.

RV Storage Safety

It's most important to turn off your RV's propane tanks and don't forget to cover the regulator. Propane is highly flammable, and you don't want to see the investment you've made in your RV go up in smoke, literally.

In this day of housing neighborhoods with strict covenants, more and more RV storage parking lots are cropping up.  It is usually easy to find a location that specializes in RV storage. Most of these sites have both covered and non-covered parking. Many of the RV parking/storage lots have garages that can be closed and locked.

Knowing how to store you RV can make all the difference in the amount of time it takes you to get back on the road.