Top Tips on Storing an RV Indoor
For many RV owners across the country, the best and oftentimes the only storage solution that they can use is the self-storage facility. While storing an RV within their properties is not only convenient is also cheaper. However, for many RV owners, this is not possible.
For starters, many owners do have sufficient space to store their RVs. Furthermore, there are regulations regarding the storage of large-vehicles on properties imposed by the homeowners' associations and or the city that prevent RV storage in one's property.
Herein we will explore how to go about storing your RV in an indoors self- storage facility.
Select An Appropriate Self-Storage Facility
To guarantee the security of your RV and the valuables contained in the RV, you should choose a self-storage facility that offers ample security for your assets. Keep in mind that removing certain valuable from the RV is a hassle that you might not want to go through, the security of your RV and its surrounding is very important in keeping all the valuables the RV safe.
With the above in mind, you should choose a storage facility that has all the modern security features that a self-storage unit can have. Choose a storage facility that has security cameras, effective security fencing, and security gates with secure locks secure authentication systems.
Moreover, the storage facility should have a security personnel 24 hours every day to look over the stored vehicles.
The Cost Of RV Storage
The cost of self-storage will vary quite markedly depending on various factors. For starters, the level of availability/completion storage facilities will influence the general pricing, as Bob Winet, a former self-storage owner posits. The self-storage facilities that are specially designed for the storage of RV will cost more than general self-storage facilities.
These facilities will be equipped with dumping stations to drain the various RV tanks and sinks to aid in RV clean-up. And since we are exploring indoor RV storage you should note that this type of self-storage facilities will generally cost more as they offer more protection for your asset in the form.
Prepare Your RV For The Storage Period
After identifying a storage facility that meets your security and budgetary needs, it is time to prepare your RV for storage.
To start off, thoroughly clean your RV bot in and out, paying attention to the roof. In fact, you should consider paying for RV detailing services. While cleaning the RV, inspect the rubber seals, caulking, and silicone seams. It is important to not only leave the RV in pristine conditions but to ensure that there no unwanted entryways for pests and dust.
Thereafter, remove all the valuables (especially electronics) in the RV. You do not want to leave something behind only to find it stolen the next time you want to use your RV. This advice should be followed even you are storing the RV in your own property.
The next bit you should do is to fill the fuel tanks. This will negate condensation of the fuel. You can also add a fuel stabilizer to reduce condensation further. However, when you are storing your RV for much longer, you should consider draining the fuel.
The next bit is pest and rodent proofing your RV. Ensure that the holes identified during the clean-up are well and truly covered and or repaired. The goal is to prevent mice and insects finding their way into your home. For instance, you can cover holes with aluminum wool. This method will effectively block the entryway into your RV at a cost-effective price-point.
Thereafter, remove all the perishable items from the refrigerant and cupboards. Defrost the refrigerant and prop open. Leaving it open will prevent mold and mildew growth.