Tips For Storing An RV During The Winter

Many RV owners use their vehicles for traveling during the spring, summer, and fall. When the cold temperatures of winter come along, it's typically too cold for RV traveling. What do you do with your RV when you are not using it in the winter?

Leaving an RV outside is not a great idea, as the cold temperatures could cause unnecessary repairs. You not only need to worry about basic car maintenance issues caused by cold weather, but RV specific problems like the effects on the plumbing. By properly storing an RV during the winter, it will be ready for spring with minimum maintenance necessary.

Heated Garages

If you experience winters that are filled with ice, snow, and sub zero temperatures, you should consider using a garage that is heated to store your RV. There are facilities designed for storing big vehicles like boats, and they are perfect for RVs as well.

Using a heated garage will require less prep work before the winter, because the RV will be in a climate controlled environment all winter long. These types of storage options are more expensive, but offer the most protection.

Self-Storage Units

Always check with self-storage facilities in your area, and see if they have large units to rent that could fit your RV. It's even a possibility that a climate controlled unit would be available. It will be warm enough to protect your vehicle, even if it doesn't get as hot as a heated garage.

Using a self-storage unit will allow you convenient access to your RV, so that you still have access to do maintenance or re-charge the RV's battery. Storage units typically charge based on how long you use the unit, which is month to month. You could even use a storage unit during other seasons when the RV is not in use, and you want the RV to be out of sight.

Home Made Structure

If you plan to use your RV for many years to come, you may want to invest in a structure to store your RV at home. It would need to have steel panels to protect the RV from snow, rain, hail, and other extreme weather conditions. There will be a large initial investment when building the structure, but you will save money over the years in storage costs.

Now that you are aware of several ways you can store your RV in the winter, you can decide on which method is best for you. To learn more, contact a business like Advanced Realty.