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Are you the busy parent of a new baby? Perhaps, in addition to having a little one, you’re also planning a sudden move. If you can relate to this situation, consider hiring a reputable moving company to help you during this stressful time. A professional moving company can pack your things, load them in a moving van, and transport them to your new location. While your moving company completes all of these tasks, you can do what you do best. You can take care of your baby. On this blog, I hope you will discover the amazing advantages of hiring a moving company to assist you during a sudden, unplanned move. Enjoy!



Moving with a New Baby

3 Steps You Should Take When Preparing Your RV For Storage

by Byron Matthews

Unless you are one of the lucky few who gets to live on the road full-time in your RV, there will be times when you have to place your RV into storage. In order to ensure that your RV is ready to take you on your next adventure when the time comes, you will need to take a few steps to help protect your RV during its time in storage. Continue reading to learn about three important steps that you will need to complete.

Step 1: Empty All Water

Leaving water inside your tanks or water heater during the time that your RV is in storage can cause serious damage to the plumbing system. This is especially true for individuals who are planning to store their RV during the cold winter months. In order to prevent the water from freezing and damaging your plumbing, it is best to empty all tanks and pipes before placing the RV in storage. Since even a small amount of water left behind in a pipe can be problematic in freezing temperatures, it is also recommended that you add a small amount of antifreeze to your plumbing system to better protect against freezing pipes. 

Step 2: Thoroughly Clean Both Inside And Out

One of the biggest problems that people face when placing their RV in storage is the ability to keep pests out. One of the most effective steps you can take to prevent pests from making their home in your stored RV is to make sure you have thoroughly cleaned the vehicle both inside and out before placing it into storage. This is very important since even a small amount of crumbs left behind by your last adventure can be a beacon for pests that are on the hunt for a new food source. Taking the time to thoroughly clean the exterior of your RV can also help to protect your paint from being eaten away by dirt and oils. 

Step 3: Cover The Exterior, Including Tires

Dirt and oils are not the only things that can potentially damage the exterior of your RV. Too much exposure to direct sunlight can also have a damaging impact on your paint and on your tires. Over time, the sun's rays can start to weaken the rubber on your tires and make it more susceptible to cracking. Since this type of damage is not typically noticeable to the naked eye, this could leave you dealing with an unexpected tire failure the next time you hit the road. Covering the entire exterior of your RV when placing it in storage is the most effective and easiest way to prevent this type of damage. 

Contact an RV storage facility near you to learn more.