An RV is a great investment for those who love to road trip at a low cost. You no longer have to worry about hotels, transportation, or a set destination. Many people feel the benefits of owning an RV exceed the costs; however, this is not true if one neglects their RV. Regular maintenance and an extensive knowledge of how to run and operate an RV is required for an RV to sustain its value. One of the most important aspects of taking care of an RV is storing it. Storing an RV improperly during the summer or winter months can lead to a multitude of problems. Similarly to the blog titled ‘Storing a Boat’, the possibilities for storing an RV are analyzed.
Storing with a Budget Constraint
For many RV owners, the importance of storing their RV in a climate controlled environment is known. Individuals who live in a climate that freezes in the winter are considerably more aware about the affects fluctuations in climate can have on their vehicle. Pests, thefts, freezing temperatures, UV rays, ice, snow, and rain are all considerable factors that can cause long-term damage to your property. By taking preventative action, RV owners have the ability to decrease the likelihood of damage to their vehicle. RV experts recommend storing an RV with an overhead shelter, concrete with chocks on each tire, away from any weeds that grow high, a breathable cover, sun blocking tire covers, and close to home so it can be watched over. Summer months and winter months have different recommendations for storage needs, so do your research before investing in a storage facility.
Winter is Not Fun for RV Owners
Winter is not a friend to RVs and their owners. There is extensive maintenance required for one to keep their RV in tip top shape for when it warms up again. One needs to make sure that their RV has the correct amount of fluid in the engine, there are no openings for pests to enter, the water system has the correct amount of antifreeze, the batteries are taken out properly and charged, the fuel is stabilized, there is ventilation, and much more. By storing your RV in a climate controlled environment, you reduce the amount of variables to worry about.
If an RV is left idle during the winter months, the below freezing temperatures may cause problems that arise in the spring. The engine’s fluid can freeze and the batteries can be damaged if any precautionary steps are skipped before storing it. The cost of fixing damage to an RV can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Making sure the RV’s engine and systems operate properly is only half the problem associated with storing it in the winter. Many critters look to escape the winter elements and if not properly stored, the RV can become infested. Ensure to do your research to best understand how rodents and other small critters can enter your vehicle. Wiring and other plastic components are commonly chewed through by mice and squirrels. Expanding foam is the best option for sealing off your RV and using an appropriate cover. Ensure that your vehicle is secure and sealed all year long to avoid unwanted property damage.
Protecting and Maintaining an RV Doesn’t Have to be Hard
Ensuring that you are properly storing and preparing your RV can be time consuming. There are so many risks associated with storing and maintaining an RV and many people do not understand all the potential risks. To save time and to avoid risks, it is wise to invest in a storage unit for your RV. Not only do storage units to protect your RV, but they also reduce unwanted stress and wasted time. We can help! With a climate controlled unit you don’t have to worry about mother nature damaging your rig, nor do you have to worry about thieves.
Extensive maintenance during the winter or summer is not required for RV’s stored in a climate controlled storage unit because it is safe from potential threats. Security is a main concern for RV owners and storing an RV in your yard or at a friends is not always the best option. We are a professional storage company that specializes in helping you maintain your valuables.
We want to help make sure your valuable property is safe at all times from whatever it may be. Say goodbye to pests and unwanted vermin! We have a professional pest control service that ensures our facilities are secure and critter free. We have security cameras, gated access, and a log of who comes in and out of our facilities – so security should not be a concern either.
An RV is a large investment and for people who have not had their RV for a long time or do not have anyone to help them prepare for extreme weather, it can be a risky investment. Climate controlled storage is not cheap, but the benefits far exceed the costs. Anything you have to worry about when storing your RV is solved by storing it at a climate controlled storage unit. Climate controlled storage is not a must during the summer, but with humid summers in Wisconsin it is always good to consider this option for any valuable.