Before you put your RV into RV storage, you need to get your RV ready to be dormant for a while. Getting your RV ready for storage requires a lot of cleaning and prep work. As you get your RV ready, there are a few mistakes you are going to want to avoid.
Mistake #1: Not Emptying All the Storage Areas
When you get your RV ready to be dormant for a while, you will want to go through all the storage areas and compartments and empty them. You want to wipe down and clean all storage areas and compartments. You want to remove all food items, as well as items that could explode or make a mess, such as shaving cream, lotion, or toothpaste.
Removing all food and anything that could make a mess will save you from having to clean up a mess when you open your RV. Start at the back of your RV, work top to bottom, clean every area, lift everything, and pay attention to the details.
Mistake #2: Not Clearing All of the Water Lines
Next, it is essential to clear out all the water lines and pipes in your RV. Water can cause a lot of damage, especially if any of the lines or pipes burst.
In your RV, drain the water lines for your bathroom sink and your kitchen sink. Drain the water line for your refrigerator if it has an ice maker. Drain the water line for your toilet and shower. Clean your fridge and freezer, and deice it, and wipe away all moisture. Don't leave water in any lines or pipes, as the water expands when it freezes, and if the line or pipe bursts, you will have a big mess on your hands.
Mistake #3: Not Cleaning Everything
When you put your RV in storage, it should be clean top to bottom. The cleaner you put your RV away, the easier it will be to take care of your RV. Remove all curtains and wash them. Wash all the cushions, blankets, and pillows inside the RV. Wipe down the surface of all the cabinets and fixtures. Vacuum out all the cupboards, and make sure no crumbs are left behind. Vacuum the floors and dust the entire camper.
Don't forget to clean the driving area; wipe out all the cup holders and storage areas in the driving area. Don't forget to get under the RV and clean all those storage areas as well.
When it comes to getting your RV ready to go into storage for a while, be sure to empty all storage areas of foods and items that could make a mess. Empty the water lines to avoid burst pipes. Clean everything, top to bottom, including the driving area and under storage areas. A well-cleaned RV is less likely to have issues, such as mold, mildew, or insects, when you open it up again.