The air in a closed up RV will contain varying amounts of moisture, depending upon the local climate and the storage methods decided upon. If you are able to connect to shore power, during the storage period, an electric dehumidifier is a very good safeguard against a high humidity condition. Otherwise, one or better yet, two, dehumidifiers are advised. Open a roof vent or two, if you can, to allow moist air to escape and alow circulation inside.
To Tarp or Not to Tarp
Comming from a concerned RV Technician from a local RV storage facility, “I am totally against the tarping of an RV. If your roof is maintained and in good condition, it will withstand the forces of Mother Nature. If you simply must “tarp” your unit, build an “A” frame type of structure to repel rain or snow while allowing air to circulate beneath the tarp and above the roof of the RV. A tarp laid on the roof and draped down the walls, is an invitation to dry rot – you want the moisture to escape – not to be held in, as a tarp will do. Also, a tarp will move with the wind, regardless of how well it is secured. This results in chaffing of the sidewall paint”!
The best place for your RV while not in use is for it to be placed into RV storage. There are many storage facilities that offer this kind of storage, some even specialise in it. Click on the links to find out more.
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