RV Storage Tips For The Winter

10 August 2022
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Storing your RV during the winter may involve placing it in an enclosed storage unit or in an open unit. If storage won't be taking place at your residence, you will need to prepare your vehicle for the amount of time that it will be parked away from your home. Consider possible damage that could occur and the manner in which you will access your RV.

Winterization Strategies

If your RV will be parked indoors and the storage area will be climate-controlled, you won't need to worry about the vehicle's water lines or the windshield liquid freezing. If your camper will be parked outdoors, however, it is vital that you drain the water lines and add antifreeze to the windshield liquid reservoir. First, learn more about the storage unit that you will be renting. A unit that is indoors, but that lacks climate control capabilities, will necessitate winterization strategies.

A storage area that is outdoors will also require this. In addition to draining the water lines and using antifreeze, use a windshield cover to protect glass that will be directly in line with the sun. If you would like to protect all of the glass panes on your RV, invest in a fitted vehicle cover. You can run your RV through a carwash and wait for it to dry. Next, you can drive your RV to the storage unit that you have reserved and you can place the cover over your vehicle.


Some people choose to use their recreational vehicles at some point during the winter months. If you are going to be using yours to travel to a warmer climate, you will likely want to select a temporary storage space that will be easy for you to access. If you are going to reserve space at a standard storage facility, it will be likely that each parking space will come equipped with a paved surface.

Choose a rental area that contains a roof or an overhang. This will prevent snow or ice from accumulating within the storage area. If you are going to park your RV on private land, you should make sure that the area that has been chosen for storage is level. Assess the manner in which you will need to drive your recreational vehicle into and out of the storage spot. Steep inclines, rocky terrain, and other inconsistent ground features can be difficult to traverse when the weather is bad. Select a storage area that will be simple to enter and exit.

Contact a company like Lone Oak RV Storage for more information.