Storing your boat or RV is one of the best ways to keep it safe when not in use. There are actually other things you can do aside from just putting your vehicle in storage that will help ensure it is protected. Here are some storage tips for boat & RV storage you can use to help your vehicle stay in great shape while it is in our storage facility.
#1. Clean the Vehicle First
Bugs, tar and bird droppings can all cause damage to your boat or RV’s finish if they are allowed to set. Protect your finish by washing your vehicle thoroughly before bringing it to storage.
#2. Prevent Rodent Damage
Rats, mice and other rodents may attempt to nest inside your vehicle if it sits too long. Make it difficult for them to enter by plugging any holes in the bottom of your boat or RV. Repair damaged sections and plug pipe openings by stuffing their ends with steel or bronze wool.
#3. Prevent UV Damage
Here at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage, we offer outdoor parking spaces for boats and RVs. As such, your vehicles could be subject to UV rays unless you take precautionary measures. We recommend placing a cover over top of boats, and using shades on RV windows to keep sunlight out.
#4. Protect Tires from Dry Rot
The odds of tires dry rotting also increases whenever your vehicle is exposed to sunlight. Purchase tire covers or wrap them with a tarp to protect them from damage.
#5. Disconnect your Battery
Your battery is more likely to corrode if you leave it connected while in storage. To extend its lifespan, disconnect your battery and clean the cables thoroughly before leaving it with us.
By following these storage tips, your boat or RV will remain in the best shape possible while it is being stored. To find out more about boat or RV storage, contact us.