Why You Should Check on Your RV When It’s in Storage

When you put your RV in storage, you expect it to stay safe and secure until you’re ready to hit the road on your next adventure. And while goHomePort’s storage locations are secure, it’s important that you inspect your RV every few months while it’s parked. Here’s why you need to check on your RV even when it’s in storage, whether you’re parked in a covered storage spot or in one of our spacious uncovered lots.

Water Damage Can Happen Anytime
Water damage is one of the biggest repair issues that RV owners can face. Even minor leaks in the roof or along the seams of the RV can wreck your interior and make your RV unsafe to use. Even small storms can lead to serious water damage if your roof or seals are compromised. By inspecting your RV while it’s in storage, especially after storms, you’ll be better able to catch water damage before it causes a major problem. 

Rodents and Insects Are a Risk Wherever You Are
Even with extensive rodent and insect control measures in place, these unwanted critters can still break into your RV and wreak havoc on your engine and your interior. This is true even if you’re storing your RV in an enclosed storage unit. By inspecting your RV often, you’ll be able to check your rig for insects and pests. If you notice any signs like rodent droppings, shed wings, or dead insects inside or around your RV, you can set up additional preventative measures to keep the problem from getting worse. 

Be sure to let your storage location know if your RV has a rodent or insect infestation while you’re on their property. This way, they can keep the problem from spreading beyond your spot.

Minor Damage Is Easier to Fix 
With RVs, the sooner you can identify and repair minor damage, the easier the task will be. By leaving your RV sitting in storage for months on end without checking on it, you increase the risk of any damage becoming more severe. When you check on your RV every month or so, you’ll be better able to spot damage before it gets severe and can make arrangements to get that damage repaired long before you’re ready to hit the road. 

Humidity Levels Inside Can Lead to Mold Growth
Excess humidity in your RV can lead to mold and mildew growth in your rig. And parking it for an extended time means you may not be on hand to open the windows and air it out periodically to get rid of that extra humidity. By checking on your RV regularly when it’s in storage, you’ll be able to monitor humidity levels and air out your rig as needed. Keep in mind that it’s best to check for humidity buildup at least once a month when the temperatures are fluctuating. Remember, if it’s humid outside, it’s likely humid inside your RV. 

Get Any Damage Fixed Quickly
Choosing the right storage location is helpful, but you’ll still want to check your RV often. If you notice any damage or see anything that might be of concern, schedule an assessment with the RV service and repair team at goHomePort today.

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