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Winter RV Storage Tips: Indoor vs. Outdoor

Posted On: October 28, 2010

Winter storage for your unit is a big decision to make. No matter what RV storage option you choose, make sure you keep your insurance activate. An accident could occur and you could loose everything! Also, remember to clean out all of your food and clean your unit before putting your RV into winter storage. This will help deter mice from entering your unit. See our Protect your RV from Rodents (and Critters) post for more tips on preventing mice and other critters from entering your RV. Whatever decision you make on winter storage for your RV, make sure you are comfortable with it.

Here are some winter RV storage tips – Indoor vs Outdoor storage.

storageIndoor Storage Options:

Heated Garage
*Keeps all plastic components at a safe temperature.
*Protects the unit from unwanted damage from the sun, wind and snow.

Steel Paneled Pole Building
*Not a heated building, but will protect your RV from the snow and wind.

Steel Carport
*Protects your RV roof from the snow. The sides of the carport are open.

Enclosed RV Storage Facility
*A rented, inside storage facility paid monthly
*Make sure you understand your contract and what kind of insurance the storage facility has in case your RV gets damage.

open_rv_storageOutdoor Storage Options:

*Outside storage facilities take no responsibility for any damages done to your RV during the winter months. There is also a higher risk of vandalism.

*When considering an outside storage lot, look for security measures. Like tall fences with barbed-wire, a gate with a lock and who has access to unlock the gate, and also ask the storage lot manager if anyone patrols the property on a regular basis.

*With Outdoor Storage Lots, it is ultimately up to you to make sure your RV suffers no damage during the winter months. Check on it regularly and make sure to clear off the snow after big storms hit.

If you have any questions, please call or stop by the Bish’s RV closest to you. We’d be happy to help you.

**To read the full article, “Indoor & Outdoor RV Storage Options for Winter Protection,” by Curtis from the Fun Times Guide.com, Click Here.

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