RV Storage: a Guide for Self-Storage

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If you're like most RVers, you can't wait to hit the open road as soon as the weather starts to warm up. But before you head out on your next adventure, it's important to properly prepare your RV for storage. With a little advance planning, you can help ensure that your RV is in top condition when you're ready to hit the road again.

South Rock Storage offers the following tips for preparing your RV for storage. Please note that these are our recommendations. Do your own research, and consult your owner's manual for specific instructions.

Clean your RV

One of the most important things to do before storing your RV is to give it a thorough cleaning. This will help remove any dirt, dust, or debris that could cause problems while your RV is in storage.

Start by cleaning the exterior of your RV, using a mild soap and a soft brush. We also recommend washing (and waxing) the exterior to protect the paint job.Then move on to the interior, paying special attention to any areas where food is prepared or stored.

Be sure to empty all of the cabinets and closets so that any food or other perishables don't go bad. Once everything is cleaned out, give your RV a good wash and wax to help protect the exterior from the elements.

Once you're finished, be sure to open all the cabinets and doors to help air circulate throughout the RV.

Check your tires

Be sure to check your RV's tires before storing them for an extended period of time. If possible, try to store your RV on level ground to help prevent flat spots from developing on the tires. Also, if you'll be storing your RV for more than a few months, consider removing the tires and storing them indoors. This will help protect them from weather damage and extend their life.

Check your fluids

All of the fluids in your RV, including the engine oil, antifreeze, and propane, should be at proper levels one or two days before you store your RV. This will help keep the engine in good condition while it's not in use. Be sure to consult your owner's manual for specific instructions on how to check the fluids in your RV.

Additionally, it's a good idea to fill up the gas tank (using a gas stabilizer) to prevent any moisture or breakdown of the gasoline while the RV is in storage.

Then, we recommend driving the RV for a bit after changing the oil, to give the new oil a chance to circulate properly. You should also also run the engine for a few minutes every few weeks while your RV is in storage to help keep the engine in good working condition.

Cover your RV

If you'll be storing your RV outdoors, it's a good idea to invest in a quality cover. This will help protect your RV from the elements and keep it clean while it's being stored. Be sure to choose a cover that's specifically designed for RVs, and that's large enough to cover your entire rig.

Disconnect the batteries

If you'll be storing your RV for more than a few weeks, it's a good idea to disconnect the batteries. This will help prevent them from losing their charge while your RV is in storage. If possible, try to store the batteries in a cool, dry place.

Repair damages prior to storage

Make sure all the necessary repairs are taken care of before storing your RV. This will help avoid long wait times in spring and ensure that you can get back on track as soon as possible. For example, if you know your RV's tires are worn, go ahead and get new ones to put on before you store them for the winter.

The same goes for any other maintenance items such as oil changes or filter replacements. Not only will this give you peace of mind during the off-season, but it will also help make sure your RV is in top condition when you're ready to hit the road again.

Double check your owner's manual

Be sure to consult your RV's owner's manual for specific instructions on how to prepare your rig for storage. Each type of RV has its own unique needs, so it's important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations to help avoid any problems down the road.

Choose the right storage facility

When it comes to storing an RV, choosing the right storage facility is essential. RVs are a valuable investment, and you want to make sure that your investment is well protected.

The best storage facilities for RVs offer a number of features that help to keep your RV in top condition. These features include security cameras and gated access. Security cameras help to deter criminals, while gated access helps to keep out trespassers. By choosing a storage facility that offers these features, you can help to ensure that your RV is well protected.

South Rock Storage is a storage facility in Wichita, Kansas that offers all of the features mentioned above. In addition, South Rock Storage is conveniently located on Oak Knoll St, Wichita, KS. This makes it easy for you to get to your RV when you need to. We have been in the business since 2006 and offer a variety of storage options to choose from.

Note that the above tips on preparing your RV storage are only recommendations. Make sure to check your owner's instruction manual for specific instructions on how to prepare your RV for storage.

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FAQ

You have questions, we have answers.

When can I move in? 

If there is a storage space available that meets your specific storage needs you can move in anytime.

How much notice needs to be given before I move out? 

All contracts are month-to-month. However, we do require a 10 day notice before you move out.

What type of documentation do I need to provide in order to rent a space? 

We require a government issued photo ID (example: driver’s license, state ID, or passport)

How do I make a payment? 

VISA, MasterCard and Discover (credit / debit) are the preferred method of payment. We also accept checks or money orders.

Are there any items that I am not able to store? 

Liquids, explosives, flammable liquids, toxic materials and perishables. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding a specific item.

Does there have to be someone to let me through the security gates? 

No. At the time of signing you will be given your own security pass code that will allow you convenient access to your unit.

What forms of payment do you accept? 

For your convenience, we suggest signing up for automatic payments – using your valid credit card (VISA, Mastercard, or Discover) or debit card. There is no additional charge for this convenience and it avoids late fees. We also have a drop box for after hour payments.

Do I need to sign a long-term lease? 

No, we rent on a month-to-month basis unless the customer requests otherwise.

Do I need to bring my own lock? 

No. As part of the Move In process, a INSET lock is included with the small admin fee. This type of lock is nearly impossible to breach – and only you will have a key for it. In addition, you may double lock the door, if you prefer.

What are the office hours? 

Tuesday - Friday: 9AM – 5PM
Saturday: 9AM – 4PM
Monday, Sunday: CLOSED

We're conveniently located in Wichita, KS

8282 East Oak Knoll St.,
Wichita, KS 67207

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Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 9AM - 5PM
Thursday: 9AM - 5PM
Friday: 9AM - 5PM
Saturday: 9AM - 3PM
Sunday: CLOSED
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