Smart Tips for Winter RV Storage

Colorado’s harsh winter climate may make it difficult to continue RV travels. If you’re considering storing your RV until spring, the following storage tips from Alliance Insurance Services in Arvada, CO will ensure your vehicle is safe and sound for the season.

Empty Refrigerator, Cupboards and Medicine Cabinets 

Empty your refrigerator and freezer of all food and drinks and scrub them clean to keep mold at bay. Once you’re done, prop the doors open to avoid nasty smells. In like manner, clear out cupboards and medicine cabinets of medications and toiletries to include hand and body soap, toothpaste, lotions, etc. Liquid items can easily freeze during winter and crack open, leaving you with a gooey mess come spring.

Deep Clean RV Interior

Deep clean the interior of your RV in preparation for your travels in the spring. Wipe down counters and cabinets and thoroughly vacuum floors to get rid of dirt, debris and food crumbs that can attract ants, roaches or other unwanted critters.

Protect Your Plumbing System

Remove all water from your tanks and replace them with antifreeze to protect your plumbing system during winter. If you’re unfamiliar with how to winterize your RV’s plumbing system, get help from a professional to ensure it’s done right. You don’t want to take chances on ruining your plumbing system and having to pay for expensive repairs come spring.

Cover your RV and Tires

If you’re storing your vehicle outdoors, invest in a quality RV cover to protect it from the elements. Cover your tires as well to keep them from degrading by Colorado’s harsh winter climate.

Last, but not least, maintain comprehensive RV insurance coverage to protect your vehicle from theft, vandalism, and damage from the elements. To learn more about RV insurance options and costs, contact Alliance Insurance Services in Arvada, CO today.