Recreational vehicles are a great way to take advantage of the open road and enjoy the country. When you’re ready for vehicle storage at Thomastown away for a few months, it’s important that you properly prepare for it first. At StoreLocal Thomastown, our outdoor storage facilities are undercover and accessible 24/7. We get heaps of inquiries for recreational vehicle storage like caravans, RV’s. Although we make sure your vehicle is safe and undercover from the harsh Aussie climate, there are few things you can do to prolong the life of your vehicle and make it remain usable for when you’re away.
- 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 odour, 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 Thomastown. 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 Thomastown. 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.