10 Things You Must Know Before Purchasing an RV

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8. Storing an RV Can Be a Challenge

Storing RV

If you think you can store your RV in your driveway, you’ll want to think again. That’s because depending on where you live, you might not be allowed to keep a large vehicle on your property, especially if you have a homeowners’ association that frowns on such things.

Fortunately, you can rent storage space for your motorhome. Just how much you have to pay depends on several things, including the specific storage location, if it’s indoors or outdoors, if it’s temperature-controlled, etc. — you get the picture. Anyway, you could end up paying as little as $50 per month or as much as $450 per month.

7. You’ll Need to Keep it Covered When It’s Not in Use

RV cover

Covering your RV while it’s in storage is essential — unless, of course, you’re keeping it in an indoor, temperature-controlled storage facility. If not, your RV will be vulnerable to damage from dust and debris, water, and ultraviolet radiation. That being said, it would be wise to invest in a high-quality waterproof RV cover.

But, before you head out to your local camping store to pick one up, there are some pre-storage preparations you’ll need to make as well. The first thing to do is give your RV a thorough cleaning inside and out to prevent any unpleasant odors, mold, insect infestations and the like.

Next, you’ll need to check for any signs of water damage and examine your rig’s seams and seals. Apply a seal conditioner and protectant if necessary. Lastly, make sure the rig is well-ventilated to prevent humidity from building up in the cabin, which can cause mold and damage to sensitive mechanical equipment.