Preparing Your California Camping Vehicle or RV For Seasonal Storage

Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to use his or her recreational vehicle all year round. Many California camping vehicles will need to be stored for the winter or for long-term periods when it won't be used. Storing your RV at a storage facility is not always a choice, but a necessity. In some areas of town, RVs cannot be stored on your property, such as your driveway or on a side street in your neighborhood. Having proper storage for your RV can protect it, and keep you within the limits of the law.

There are many things to keep in mind when storing your California camping vehicle for the season. Here are some tips to help you winterize your vehicle or get it ready for long-term storage.

Protect it from the elements
One of the best things you can do for your RV, motor home, or camping vehicle is protect it from the elements. Wind, rain, sun, and hail can wreak havoc on your investment, causing paint to chip and fade, dents in the exterior, and other damage that will require extra costs to repair. Indoor storage, such as that offered at Vines Storage, is a great way to protect your RV and keep it looking newer for longer!

Consider a thorough detailing
Clean your RV thoroughly before storing. You want to give it a great external wash, vacuum the inside, and make sure that everything is wiped clean. This will help prolong the cleanliness of the motor home, and by removing food particles, you can help limit the risk of having bugs or rodents moving into your RV for the winter.

Remove perishables
Make sure you remove any food or items that will not last over the time frame you plan to store the RV. You don't want anything rotting or attracting bugs during the winter.

Unplug appliances
Unplug all the appliances, and turn off the breaker for the TV. Defrost the freezer, clean out the fridge, and make sure that nothing is left inside that can go bad over long periods of time.

If you want to learn more about ways to protect your camper during storage, talk to the experts at Vines Storage today, and find out how indoor self-storage for your California camping vehicle is beneficial to the life of your motor home and the protection of your investment!

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