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Taking Your RV Out Of Storage: Four Steps To Prep For The Road

Storing your RV in a storage unit for the winter is a great way to keep it secure and ready when you need it, but there are some things you will need to do to prep it for the summer road trip season. Use this guide to get your RV road-ready before you take it out of storage at a facility like United Moving and Storage.

Tire Checks

Over the course of the winter months, your tires may have lost air pressure, so it's a good idea to check them before heading out on the road. While checking the pressure, also look for cracks or holes that might require repair or tire replacement. If you have a spare, be sure to check it as well so you won't be left stranded on the way to your vacation destination.

Proper Cleaning

You'll want to do a thorough cleaning of the inside of your RV. Vacuum carpets, wipe down counters, and clean your kitchen appliances. Take this opportunity to check cabinets for signs of insects or other critters that might have made a home in the RV over the winter. If you do suspect an infestation, you can contact a pest control company to help take care of the issue.

Plumbing And Tank Inspection

From your waste tank to your water lines, you'll want to make sure that all your plumbing is in good shape before heading out on the road. Flush out your water line and inspect for signs of leaks, and check for cracks or tears in your tanks as well. If you do notice a problem, ask your RV storage facility management if it offers any on-site repairs or discounts with local repair shops.

Packing For The Road

Before you remove your RV from storage, you'll want to make sure it's packed and ready to go. Make a list of everything you will need, and store the items in plastic storage bins. Load them in your personal vehicle, and transport them to the storage facility. You may want to unpack everything before you start your trip, as this will ensure everything is prepped for when you stop of the night. Take a trip to your local grocery store before removing the RV as well, as this will prevent you from having to find parking at the grocery store for your large vehicle.

Ask your storage facility if it offers any additional services you can take advantage of, such as inspections, and take the time to prepare your RV properly before taking it out on the road this summer.