Many consumers just don’t have the space to park such recreational vehicles at home or local government regulations may prohibit them from doing so. RV self-storage is an ideal solution. These types of recreational vehicle cost a lot of money and RV storage will help you keep them safe for those times when you don’t need to use them. In many cases, they’ll also be protected from the weather and you’ll have the added advantage of being able to access them whenever you wish.
Your RV storage options will depend on the self storage facility itself. Some operators will offer specially built covered bay type units which will give you added protection against the weather. Others may only offer external RV storage for vehicles, but the spaces on offer may be covered. If the facility offers extensive vehicle or boat storage you might also find a range of add-ons that could prove useful. These can include gas station facilities, propane and dump and wash bays. In addition, certain providers offer cleaning, repair and storage preparation services.
Controlling Humidity :The air in a closed up RV will contain varying amounts of moisture, depending upon the local climate and the storage methods utilized. If you are able to connect to shore power, during the storage period, an electric dehumidifier is a very good safeguard against a high humidity condition. Otherwise, one or better yet, two, DriziAire dehumidifiers is advised. Open a roof vent or two, if you can, to allow moist air to escape.
If you simply must “tarp” your unit, build an “A” frame type of structure to repel rain or snow while allowing air to circulate beneath the tarp and above the roof of the RV. A tarp laid on the roof and draped down the walls, is an invitation to dry rot – you want the moisture to escape – not to be held in, as a tarp will do. Also, a tarp will move with the wind, regardless of how well it is secured. This results in chaffing of the sidewall paint, and we don’t want to discuss that in this article!
Batteries :Clean and remove your battery(s) and store in a cool place. Top up the water level and check/recharge them monthly. Deep cycle batteries will self-discharge in a month and a discharged battery is not a happy battery. Use only distilled water to top off the water level in the cells. An uncharged battery will freeze in sub-zero weather if left outdoors.