RV & Motorhome Storage
One of the many things that sets Simply Self Storage apart from other storage companies is the fact that we offer RV storage at many of our locations. We’ll help keep your RV protected and in good condition for as long you need.
Tips For Storing Your RV
It is important to do some preparation before storing your RV. Keep these tips in mind during your preparations, and your RV will be in tip-top shape when you come to retrieve it.
- To keep your RV battery in good condition, it can be trickle charged, it’s best to leave your battery in the RV. Start the engine every 2 weeks, letting it run for about 3 minutes. This allows the oil to circulate through the engine and the rest of the vehicle.
- Properly winterize your RV by following these important steps:
- Disconnect all AC connections, as the unit should only be using batteries for power.
- Let the electric water pump drain of all water, including your hot water heater. Be sure to empty the holding tank(s) as well.
- Hook up a line from the fresh water intake pump to RV antifreeze containers. Be sure to ONLY use RV antifreeze. Hook up this hose by using a screwdriver to remove the existing inlet connection hose and replace it with the hose you’re using for the antifreeze.
- Close all your faucets, then turn on the one in the shower. Pump in antifreeze until the water coming from the shower begins to run the color of your antifreeze.
- Proceed to do the same for other areas that have faucets, such as the galley area.
- Pour antifreeze directly into the toilet bowl, then flush it into your holding tank.
- Double check by opening your hot and cold faucets to ensure antifreeze flows from all of them.
- When you’re finished, reconnect the original intake line to your inlet pump.
- Leave your refrigerator door open and wipe it down with a good cleaner. If it’s going into storage, remove batteries and place them on a trickle charger.