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Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:39 pm 
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Summer is over and the nights are drawing in and many people are now looking to place their RV or other large vehicle into vehicle storage. For many they will already have a place where it can be stored whether it is outside their own home or at a specialist vehicle storage location. In order for the vehicle to remain in as pristine condition as possible below are just some things that you should consider when storing your vehicle over an extended period of time.

1. Controlling the Humidity within your Vehicle
The air inside a closed up RV will contain differing amounts of moisture and it all depends on the climate where you live and the type of storage facilities that you utilize. If you can and the storage facility allows you to why not put a electric dehumidifier in your RV as this will help safeguard against humidity conditions (or if you can why not have two units in the RV). Also it is advisable that you leave a roof vent or two open if this at all possible so that moisture can escape.

2. To Cover or Not to Cover
If you need to cover your RV then it is best that you build an “A” frame structure around your vehicle in order that it will not only repel what ever the weather has to throw at it, but will allow air to circulate beneath the cover and above the roof of your vehicle. Unfortunately if you lay the cover directly over your vehicle you are likely to find dry rot when you return to your vehicle next summer because the moisture contained inside the vehicle has not been allowed to escape. You could also end up with damage to the outside of your vehicle where the covering has rubbed against it when the wind has been blowing.

3. Battery – What to do with it when Vehicle is in Storage
When placing your vehicle in storage it is important that you clean and remove the battery or batteries from the vehicle and store them in a cool place. Also it is vital that you top up the water level on each battery and check and if you need to recharge them each month. Unfortunately deep cycle batteries will self-discharge in a month (remember and discharged batter is an unhappy battery). When topping up any battery it is important that you use distilled water only. If you can do not leave the battery outside as it will freeze in sub-zero temperatures so store indoors (a garage is really the ideal location for such items).

So just by following these simple steps above when it comes to collecting your vehicle ready for the summer months it should be in the same condition as when it went into vehicle storage.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:24 am 

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These are certainly top tips given by you.I really liked the second and third one specially as they fix the problems that people usually faces when storing their vehicle in store or in any vehicle garage.

Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:52 pm 

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Costs me like 2500 a year for storage, tho i have alot more than just my car


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