In your driveway, at a storage lot, on a rural property. There are plenty of options available when it comes to finding a spot to store your RV. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, so we’re sharing important considerations when it comes to choosing the right spot.
Find level ground
It’s very important to store your RV on level ground. Unbalanced weight distribution will put uneven pressure on the axels or tires, causing damage or uneven, quicker wear. It’s also important for interior components, like your fridge, to remain level.
Avoid trees and grass
Parking under trees or in long grass can lead to unpleasant surprises in the spring. Tree sap and branches falling onto your roof can cause damage, and parking in long grass or weedy areas is an open invitation to insects and critters. Firm, clean, well-drained ground is best.
Store you RV is the most secure location available. Choose a spot that is out of sight or not quickly accessible, like behind a gate. If you’re storing it away from your home, check the security features offered by the facility, such as fences and security cameras. If your trailer is stored in your driveway, or another easily accessible spot, be sure to use an anti-theft device, like a hitch coupler lock.
Covered storage vs. outdoor storage
Enclosed or indoor RV storage will provide the best protection from the weather, such as a carport or garage. If you don’t have these at home, you can usually find enclosed or indoor RV storage for rent nearby, but they are generally far more expensive than an outdoor storage lot. If you will be storing your RV out in the open, we highly recommend an RV cover, to help combat the effects of harsh winter weather and UV rays.
Rotate your RV each year
If you store your RV outside through the winter without a cover, do not park it in the same position year after year. Rotating the direction your RV faces while in storage each year will even out any UV damage as it occurs, so you don’t end up with one badly faded side after a few years.