To keep your RV’s exterior in top shape this winter, the key is to give it a thorough end-of season cleaning, and inspection, and then get it under cover! Spending the winter exposed to the elements can cause fading, UV damage, and more.
Check out our guide for exterior cleaning and products that protect, and then find the best covered storage spot. Covered RV storage can be a garage, storage facility, or even just an RV cover. If you don’t have a covered storage spot, a good quality RV cover is cost-effective and a great investment.
The benefits of keeping your RV covered
- A cover will prevent the fading of your RV’s sidewalls, paint, or decals during storage, due to winter weather and harsh UV rays. It will also reduce fading of interior curtains, fabrics, leather, and vinyl.
- Your RV will be protected from dirt and grime, so you won’t have to spend time scrubbing those pesky black streaks away in the spring.
- By protecting your RV from UV rays over the winter, it will slow the breakdown of sealants, reducing the risks of leaks.
- Looks matter when it comes to reselling, so keeping your RV’s exterior in top shape will preserve its resale value.
A word of warning when it comes to covers: plastic tarps should not be used. They don’t breathe and can trap moisture inside.
Want to learn more? Head down to your local RV Care Dealer, where knowledgeable staff will help you choose the right cover to fit your specific RV and climate.