How you can Prepare Your Boat or RV for Long-Term Storage


How you can Prepare Your Boat or RV for Long-Term Storage

Preparing your boat or RV for long-term storage is crucial to ensure it remains in top condition and ready for use when you need it. Here are some essential steps to prepare your boat or RV for storage at Texas Star Boat & RV Storage:

1. Clean and Inspect: Thoroughly clean your boat or RV, both inside and out, to remove any dirt, grime, or debris. Inspect the exterior for any signs of damage, such as cracks or leaks, and repair them promptly to prevent further damage during storage.

2. Drain Water Systems: Drain all water from the tanks, including freshwater, gray water, and black water tanks. Flush the systems with clean water and add a small amount of antifreeze to prevent freezing and damage to the plumbing.

3. Protect Against Corrosion: Apply a corrosion inhibitor to metal surfaces to protect them from rust and corrosion. Cover exposed metal parts with a protective coating or wax to provide an additional layer of protection.

4. Check and Inflate Tires: Check the tire pressure and inflate them to the recommended level. Place the tires on tire covers or blocks to prevent flat spots from developing during storage.

5. Remove Batteries: Disconnect the batteries and store them in a cool, dry place. Consider using a battery maintainer to keep them charged during storage.

6. Cover and Secure: Cover your boat or RV with a breathable cover to protect it from the elements. Make sure the cover is secure and provides adequate ventilation to prevent mold and mildew growth.

7. Pest Control: Place pest traps or repellents inside your boat or RV to deter rodents and insects from nesting inside.

Following these steps will help ensure that your boat or RV remains in top condition during long-term storage at Texas Star Boat & RV Storage.