As summer wraps up and winter starts to creep closer, you should start thinking about how and where you are going to store your recreational vehicles and boats. It is especially crucial if you live in a colder climate state and the cold temperatures can do a number on your expensive toys.
Don’t let your summer toys get ruined by the harsh cold winter months. Pounding snow and rain can cause a lot of damage that is avoidable. Home storage units are relatively a cheap way to protect your investments. Below we look at a few ways to help protect your recreational vehicles.
Shelters & Storage
When you live in the colder climates, you want to keep your garage room available for your everyday vehicles. This way, you don’t have to fight the elements as much on your way to work or the store. This leaves your boat, ATV, or summer car out in the extreme weather.
You have a few choices when it comes to storing away your property correctly. But what is the best choice for you? Should you find an expensive storage unit to rent or purchase shelter storage for your property?
Self-storage places can cost anywhere from fifty dollars to one hundred and fifty dollars depending on the size of the storage unit, location, and if it’s covered or enclosed.
On the other hand, buying a shelter for your home is cost-effective in the long run, and you have easy access to your boat or vehicles when you want them. There is a guide that can help you compare wind and snow rated shelters. Some of these storage shelters are big enough for an RV.
If you have a boat or an ATV that you won’t be using for several months, you should look into getting it winterized. When you winterize a recreational vessel or vehicle you before the follow task to prevent the cold winter months from damaging them.
∙ Change the Oil
∙ Drain Freshwater
∙ Fog Engine
∙ Add Antifreeze to Engine Block
∙ Add Fuel Stabilizers
∙ Inflate Tires
In addition to the above, you will want to clean your recreational vehicle thoroughly. One of the most damaged parts is a battery. Batteries tend to not last as long in extreme weather conditions. In many cases adding a battery tender will help keep the battery charged and working.
Adding these extra steps when storing away recreational vehicles and vessels will prevent from having costly repairs down the road.
If you have smaller things that need storing you can find some good ideas in this blog post here.
Ensure you have a plan in place before the winter season starts. You have many options when it comes to storing your recreational vehicles, so be sure that the one you choose is right for you. If you are buying a storage shelter, read the reviews, and get the proper dimensions before buying it. This will ensure you have enough room as well as find the right storage for your home.