When you’re finally home from the season’s adventure, and it’s time to decide what to do with your RV or boat.
You could leave it in the driveway for the winter, but that might not be the best option. Your neighbors may think it’s an eyesore, or you may belong to a neighborhood association that has rules against leaving oversized vehicles in the driveway or on the street.
Don't forget the extreme inconvenience of having to maneuver around it to park your cars in your garage!
What you need is a convenient, affordable, and dependable place to store your “home away from home” until you’re ready to use it again. Right Move Storage has years of experience storing recreational vehicles ranging from motorcycles, boats, travel trailers, and truck campers to Class A, B, and C motorhomes.
Tips for Safely Storing Your Recreational Vehicle
Drain the freshwater, black, and gray holding tanks.
Drain the Water Heater - remove the drain plug and open the pressure relief valve. Caution: Do not drain when the water is hot!
This seems obvious, but even that forgotten bag of unopened chips can attract bugs.
In any case, food left for long periods of time will become moldy and/or inedible.
Leaving the refrigerator door open prevents stale air and condensation
To keep your pipes from freezing during frigid weather, use RV-approved, non-toxic anti-freeze so that you don’t poison your water
Start with the faucet closest to the water pump and slowly open the hot and then the cold valves until the anti-freeze appears.
Covering your vents helps keep out pests.
Coating your RV will help it look better and add protection against the weather
When it’s time to take your boat out of the water for winter, there are a few things that you need to know.
It’s not as simple as pulling it out of the water and hauling it to your storage facility.
Frigid weather and/or long periods of storage can result in expensive repairs.
Don’t allow your battery to drain over the winter – disconnect it and top it off with distilled water.
Charge the battery periodically to make sure it’s ready to go when you hook it back up to your boat.
Grease the steering and control mechanisms so that they will be moving smoothly when it’s time to take the boat out again.
Before storing your boat, loosen or remove the drive belts.
They may crack under the stress of being kept under tension for long periods of time.
If you have electronics in your boat, they are vulnerable to extreme cold and moisture. Remove them prior to storage.
Leather, canvas, and any other organic fabrics should be removed to prevent mold and mildew.
Empty the water tanks and run antifreeze through the pipes.
Cover the hull/body of your boat with wax.
This will prevent rust from corroding your boat’s body and is particularly important if you are storing your boat outside.
A boat cover will protect your boat from dirt, dust, grime, and moisture.