How to Store an RV at Home

One of the biggest investments you'll might make in your life is buying an RV. When it comes time to store your RV, there are plenty of considerations. However, many people simply park their RV beside their house or at a local storage unit facility and call it a day. These folks are probably stunned when, a few months later, they want to use their RV and their rolling investment won't start—or worse.

While there are no set rules for RV storage, there are certain considerations that should be considered before you do so. Here your RV will be ready to rest with lots of space and best of all your driveway will have space and your house will be freed up of blight.


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    Cover the tires: Anytime you are not using your RV—particularly when storing it—be sure to use tire covers. These will protect the rubber and keep your tires from cracking and dry rotting due to extended exposure to the elements. You can also go a step farther and remove the tires while your RV is being stored; store them in a cool, dry place that's free from sunlight, gasoline, and oil.
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    Consider an RV cover: Many people will put a massive blue tarp over their RV and consider it covered, when actually this is often doing more harm than good. There are many protective RV covers available that are more tailored to your RV.
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    Remove battery: Take it out of your RV when you plan to park it for a while. This will keep your battery fresh and good to go whenever you are.
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    Gasoline: If you can, it is best to empty your gas tank when storing your RV. When gas sits around for lengthy periods of time, it actually thickens and can clog your RV’s gas lines. Eventually this will cause expensive repairs that are easy to avoid.

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