How to Store Your Recreational Vehicle

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Recreational vehicles are a great way to take advantage of the open road and enjoy the country. When you’re ready to put your recreational vehicle away for a few months, it’s important that you properly prepare your it first. Follow these tips before placing your recreational vehicle in Storage Noosa to ensure it’ll be in top shape when you’re ready to get back on the road.

 

Give it a thorough cleaning

The first step to getting your recreational vehicle ready for storage is to give it both an interior and exterior cleaning. Don’t forget to get rid of any food items that may be left in the cupboards, refrigerator and freezer. Once you’ve cleared out anything that could spoil or cause odors, unplug the refrigerator and freezer and ensure that they are completely dry inside. Condensation can cause mould and mildew to grow. Washing the outside of your recreational vehicle will keep dirt and debris from causing damage to the paint. Applying a coat of wax made specifically for recreational vehicles will protect the exterior while it isn’t in use.

 

Get the oil changed

If you’re already due for an oil change, it’s best to get it done before putting your recreational vehicle in Storage Noosa. Old oil continues to break down when the vehicle isn’t in use, and this process could end up damaging your engine.

Disconnect the battery

Any vehicle that’s not driven for months at a time can end up with a dead battery. To prevent the frustration of a recreational vehicle that won’t start, disconnect the battery during your preparations. Disconnecting the battery keeps it from slowly draining over time.

 

 

Keep it sealed

Even if you’re keeping your recreational vehicle indoors, it’s best to keep it sealed to keep everything from animals to debris out. You don’t have to cover the entire vehicle; covering up entry points such as the tailpipe will suffice.

 

Prevent tire damage

Tires are also prone to breaking down, and this evens happens when a recreational vehicle isn’t being driven. Cleaning out any unnecessary items will help relieve some weight from the tires, but placing your recreational vehicle on blocks is even better. It’s also recommended that you bring your tires up to optimal pressure during your Storage Noosa preparations. Optimal pressure depends on the make and model of your recreational vehicle.

 

Empty the plumbing

All of the pipes in your recreational vehicle should be emptied before you place it in Storage Noosa. While water in the pipes probably won’t cause an issue, a leak can cause damage to your recreational vehicle while it’s in storage. It’s best to empty out the plumbing to