Northshore RV & Boat Storage

Indoor RV Storage: What Steps Should You Take

It’s the middle of winter, and your trips are done for. No more traveling up to see the Razorbacks play, no more traveling south to see the family. So it’s time to retire the RV and put it in storage. Choosing an indoor RV storage is a smart choice to protect it from the elements so you don’t have to worry about rain, snow, ice, or tornados. Another good reason to use an indoor RV storage facility is the fact you won’t have to worry about rodents coming in and making their winter home inside your road home. No more covering your RV in steel wool and mothballs. Alvin and the chipmunks are going to have to find a tree to live in this year instead. Here are a couple of things you need to do before you get ready for an indoor RV storage facility.

Before You Bring It In

A good tip is to go ahead and clean your RV before placing it in storage. Any mold, mildew, or bacteria that’s already forming now is going to have a blast growing in storage if you don’t clean it. If you feel like it really is your baby, putting a nice coat of wax will definitely add an extra layer of protection.

Make sure you defrost your refrigerator and clean it out. You can use lemon water or a mixture of vinegar and water to really give it a good bath. Once you’re done, leave the door open so moisture doesn’t get trapped inside, and leave a bowl of baking soda to absorb and smells that get left behind.

Do you use propane? Remove any propane tanks from the RV, and drain any water tanks. It’ll also be a good idea to flush out your tanks before and after you take it from storage.

While It Is In Storage

Visit where your indoor RV storage is over time during the slower seasons to clean it out, and get it ready. Purge old and unused items, and maybe find things that you might have forgotten since the last time you were in there. Hopefully you remembered to take out all the food and trash, but if you didn’t or you’re deep cleaning, leaving doors and cabinets open for it to air will be useful. We only suggest this for an indoor RV storage, as left outside unattended could be a easy target for theft and vandalism.

When your RV has been stationary for extended periods, it can develop flat spots on the tire. Making sure that they are properly inflated during storage and taking it out for a spin occasionally can prevent this from happening.