Getting Your RV Ready For Winter Storage: Tips For You

As an RV owner, the end of summer and the fall season mean that the time to put your RV away to be stored has come. However, if this is the first year that you will need to do so, you may be at a loss as far as what to do to get your RV ready for long-term storage at a facility like Drydock Depot RV Boat Storage. Be sure to get to know some of the steps that you should take to properly get your RV ready for storage so that it is in great condition next year when you are ready to go camping once again.

Clean and Clear Out Your Kitchen Of Any Food Or Drink

The last thing you want to do is have your RV come out of storage after the winter and find a mess leftover from camping excursions from previous summers. Similarly, opening your refrigerator, freezer, or even your cupboards and finding old, rancid food would be a terrible experience as well.

As such, one of the first steps that you should take when preparing for winter RV storage is to thoroughly clean your entire RV. Make sure that everything is dusted, vacuumed and scrubbed down so that you do not have a great deal of cleaning to do when you get your RV out of storage. And, of course, pay close attention to your kitchen. Clear the refrigerator and freezer as well as the cupboards of any food and drink. Then, thoroughly clean and defrost the refrigerator and freezer so that no bacteria or mold grow in there over the course of winter.

Make Sure You Deal With Your Tanks And Plumbing

Your RV's plumbing as well as the associated tanks are going to be the systems most affected by any freezing temperatures during winter storage. Much like the plumbing in your home, if any water remains in the pipes or fixtures in the winter, it can freeze and cause damage to the pipes themselves.

To winterize your RV's plumbing, you will need to make sure to turn off the water, drain all water reservoir tanks (including the water heater tank), and drain and clean all waste tanks as well. This will prevent any freezing liquids in your system, prevent water contamination, and help to ensure that you will have to do minimal sanitizing and preparation work when you retrieve your RV for the next camping season.

These steps will help you to get started preparing for winter RV storage and ensure that your camper is in top condition after it has been in storage for the cold season.