Bucars Blog — October 10 2012

Winter RV Storage Tips – The Best Of The Best

We could have written a nice long article about winter RV storage, a Fall RV maintenance guide or “what NOT to do” to make sure your RV is in good shape for Spring. Instead, here’s a bulleted list and a Download for your convenience. Enjoy.

  • Make sure it’s winterized (request a service appointment here!)
  • Clean roof
  • Clean solar panels
  • Clean exterior and apply UV protectant (if no diamond cote)
  • Clean, and Service, and store above freezing and charge every 2-3 months
  • Apply UV protection to tires or cover from sun
  • Clean out fridge and leave open
  • Cover roof A/C
  • Use a dehumidifier
  • Disconnect propane tank from hoses
  • Store 7-way plug in clean dry place (on towables)
  • Clean RV slide tops, slide-toppers and awnings
  • Close all doors windows and vents
  • Cover it with an RV cover (don’t use a tarp as they trap moisture and can cause abrasion!)
  • Cover the wheels
  • Do some quick fixes so you don’t have to in the spring
  • Store it in a safe place
  • Use Mouse Free mouse repellant
  • Throw dryer sheets through out unit. Fresh come spring and helps deter mice
  • Lube slide seals
  • Leave antifreeze in bowl of toilet
  • Remove shower heads
  • Place steel wool in any openings to the outside
  • Apply tape to positive battery connections to prevent arcing
  • Add fuel stabilizer for engines (motorized) and generators
  • Clean throughout unit so it’s ready for spring!

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