Keep your RV ready for any adventure with the right set of storage covers. Compare RV trailer covers, motorhome covers, and accessory covers to see how you can safely store your recreational vehicle and protect your investment.
RV Storage Accessories
Storing an RV requires many of the same steps as storing a car. You’ll want to prepare the interior, exterior, and mechanical features for months of sitting. These steps are particularly important for winter storage but can be useful for year-round rest.
The biggest concerns with a stored RV are moisture, pests, UV rays and dust. There’s nothing worse than opening up your RV and being greeted by mice, mold or a flat tire, so go through the proper storage steps and use quality covers. Here are some basic accessories that keep your RV safe in storage:
- Full outdoor covers
- Tire storage covers
- Motorhome couch covers
- Fifth wheel hitch covers
- Propane tank covers
- AC covers
- Car cleaning accessories
All of these cover types have the same basic functions. They’re designed to protect your investment from rain, dust, UV rays and moisture. Quality covers do this by using a multi-layered design.
The interior layer is soft enough to prevent scratches as you put the cover on. Further layers add UV-blocking and water-resistant features while still remaining breathable. These features are crucial for storage in areas with temperatures swings. Most trailers and motorhomes are stored outdoors, so a breathable, exterior cover is a great option.
Look for a cover or set of covers for your specific vehicle. Tire covers prevent fading and damage due to direct sun exposure. Covers over AC units and propane tanks can cinch tightly and prevent pests from setting up homes in your stationary vehicle.
Remove all food and water from the interior of your RV in storage. Consider placing a dehumidifier in it for long-term storage to prevent mold and mildew issues.
Clean the exterior of your recreational vehicle before storing it, just like a traditional vehicle. A clean exterior with a cover on it is less likely to experience scratches and other issues.
How To Properly Install RV Covers
The most important step to installing an RV cover is to purchase the right size. Don’t attempt to stretch a cover to fit or use a large, bulky cover on your compact trailer. Quality covers reduce or remove the need to crawl under your RV to install them, which is a convenient feature.
Look for RV covers with openings to access your RV while in storage. Covers with adjustable clips and zippered panels are easy to secure firmly to your make and model of RV.
Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install your cover. Orient it the right way before placing it over your vehicle. It may take some time to adjust all the straps and fit the elasticized hem around the edges. When properly installed, no part of the RV should be exposed and no part of the cover should be on the ground.
Shop for dynamic indoor and outdoor covers that fit your RV length and style today. Explore a wide range of professional covers, car care items, and other accessories to make the most of your recreational vehicle investment
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