Your RV is your second home, so it only makes sense that you'd do all you can to keep it in good shape while it's in storage. If this is your first time putting the RV in storage, you may not be sure how to go about preparing for this arrangement. Follow these tips, and you'll be off to a good start.
1. Check and repair any seals.
If the seals around your windows and doors are loose and leaky, moisture may enter the RV while it is in storage, leading to mold growth. So, take a few minutes now to look over the seals. If any of them are peeling or cracking, re-caulk them. Or, peel the old gaskets out and push new ones into place.
2. Vacuum the upholstery.
The smallest specs of dust and dirt on the upholstery can leave stains after your RV spends time in storage. Plug in your vacuum, and use the wand attachment to clean the RV's seats. If there are any stains or spots, you can use stain remover to blot them away. Make sure you soak up all of the cleaner so the seats are totally dry by the time you put the RV in storage.
3. Open the roof vents.
You do not want to trap air and moisture inside of your RV. The best way to make sure the RV does not get stuffy or moldy is to leave the roof vent open. Consider opening the vent after you have pulled the RV into storage -- so no rain water enters in the meantime. Bring along a ladder if you have to climb on top of the RV to access the vents.
4. Leave the shades open.
Letting a little light into the RV will also help keep the mold at bay. If you leave the shades open, some light will shine into the RV during storage. You could even take down the blinds or shades if you do not want them to get dusty in storage.
5. Put fuel stabilizer in the tank.
If you put fuel stabilizer in the fuel tank, you don't have to worry about the gasoline turning into gel and clogging the engine. Read the stabilizer label to determine how much you need based on the size of your fuel tank.
6. Put down a few mouse traps.
To keep rodents at bay, lay down a few mouse traps. In a good storage facility, you should not need them -- but you're better off safe than sorry.
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