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 Helpful Tips
Suggestions For Storing Your RV (Short Term)
  • Drain Fresh water system (if storing over one month).
  • Flush gray and black sewage tanks.
  • Shut off propane.
  • Clean and vacuum interior.
  • Make sure all lights and switches are off.
  • Check al cabinets and compartments for perishables.
  • Turn refrigerator off and prop open doors.
  • Put open baking soda in both refrigerator and freezer.
  • Make sure all windows and blinds are closed and windshield is covered.
  • Check for correct tire pressure and cover tires.
Suggestions For Storing Your RV (Long Term)
  • Change engine and generator oil and filters.
  • Disconnect battery cable and terminals.
  • Add fuel additive and drive for a short distance (if engine is Diesel add biocide agent)
  • Clean Air conditioning filters, cover air conditioner(s).
  • Check roof- if rubber roof, apply uv Protector
  • Cover towing connections to prevent corrosion
  • Make sure all awnings are dry and clean before being stored.
  • Place cedar deodorizers in closets, mothballs in compartments and under unit. Place mouse and roach traps in cupboard.
Suggestions For Storage Containers
  • Fill containers to capacity or fill extra packets of space with packing material. Pack heavy items in small boxes.
  • Label each box so you can find what you need. Leave space to reach back of unit and put frequently used items near the front.
  • Don’t use newsprint to pack anything that could be stained by the ink.
  • Metal objects like tools and bikes should be wiped with a rag contained machine oil to avoid rust.
  • Appliances should be clean and dry. Leave refrigerator or freezer doors ajar. Some goods can be stored in appliances and stacked on top of them.
  • Pack books flat and put boxes with books or papers on skids or pallets to prevent moisture absorption.
  • Clothing, curtains and drapes should be cleaned and stored on hangers. Hanging cartons are often available on site.
  • Dishes and glassware boxes should have a layer of padding on top and bottom, and each item should be wrapped. Nest bowls and cups and stand plates on end. Fill all pockets with packing.
  • Stand sofas and mattresses on end on pallet or plastic sheet. Disassemble beds and tables and wrap legs or put them upside down on floor. Stack boxes on dressers and use drawers to store delicate items. Store light chairs inverted seat-to-seat.
  • Save and use original holiday decoration cartons. Wrap Christmas lights around a piece of cardboard, and put packing paper or newsprint around all of it inside box.
  • Wrap large lamp bases in padding and pad smaller lamps and put them in boxes. Pack delicate lamp shades separately.
  • Pack mirrors, windows and record albums on edge.



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2921 East Frontage Road
Amado, AZ 85645

(520) 398-8003
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