The winter months are a popular time for moving households. They are also a time when suitable storage options for your RV or boat are needed the most. While changing homes in the winter means lower rates than those in the summer, it also means facing the cooler and more humid temperatures — the very environmental elements that can be rough on your recreational vehicles. Use these tips from RV Storage Depot to protect your stored items during the move, in winter and throughout the year.
Prepare Vehicles for Storage
To prevent rusting and damage to the inner fuel systems of your RVs, boats or other outdoor vehicles, fill the tank with gas and add a stabilizer. Freshly change the oil, and check for any oil leaks. Disconnect or remove any batteries.
For large vehicles, take the weight off of tires with tire jacks. This will protect the integrity of each tire and prevent flats. Clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle before storage, and cover it.
Have a Supply of Towels
The biggest risk of winter weather is moisture. With higher chances of rain, fog, and mist, you’ll want to have a stash of towels or old sheets at the ready for drying off items. If you store your valuables with moisture on them, mold or other decay could occur.
Find the Right Unit
Storage units come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and options. Whether you’re storing items from your home, supplies for your business or your recreational vehicles in the winter off-season, RV Storage Depot has the perfect self-storage option to fit your needs.
Our units range in size from an extra-small storage locker to our small 5x5 ft unit to our extra-large 10x30 ft unit. Contact us today, and our expert staff will help you determine which unit is right for you!