Tag: Alexandria RV Storage

How to Prepare Your RV for Winter Storage

Sigh…though we really don’t like this topic because it means that it’s going to start getting colder out, it is important to be prepared when Winter comes. Unless you’re headed to Orlando or Gulf Shores Alabama this Winter, you’ll need to “winterize” your RV so it’s ready when Spring comes around. Here’s a quick checklist of how to prepare your RV for Winter storage:

  1. Turn off everything – turn off the LP gas tank and the thermostat. You’ll also want to empty out your water heater, water tank, and holding tank
  2. Inspect the exterior – check the outside of your RV for any cracks, seals or seam leaks, and repair those. Close all windows and roof vents. Wash and wax your RV, then protect it from the elements with an RV cover
  3. Clean the interior – clean the carpets, counters, and surfaces. Essentially wipe down everything. You don’t want to open your RV after the Winter and find a funky sell. Close the blinds to protect the interior from sunlight
  4. Clean out the fridge – a must-do. Throw out anything perishable in the fridge and cabinets. Defrost your fridge, wipe it down, and place an open box of baking soda to absorb odors
  5. Get your RV a checkup – take your RV to get serviced and lubricated
  6. Check on your RV monthly – even after you’ve put it in storage, it’s good to go by and check on it monthly. The cover may have blown off and you want to just do a visual check for any cuts in the cover or any other damage. Better to catch any problems early!

Needing a place to store your RV for the Winter? Gateway Storage Center has your answer. We provide RV parking and storage solutions for Springfield, Alexandria, Fairfax, and the surrounding Northern Virginia area. We offer flexible terms and affordable prices at our secure facility located right off of I-95 in Lorton, VA.

Give us a call today or stop by to learn more about our RV storage services!

RV Accessories

One of the most fun things about RV’s, besides the ability to spontaneously get up and go anywhere whenever you want, is the ability to accessorize. There is nothing more fun that tricking out your RV with the coolest gadgets and gizmos. Don’t forget about the necessities too. From hitches & towing to outdoor furniture and awnings, you can find anything and everything to add to your RV. Here are some examples of categories and RV accessories within each category you might want to look into before embarking on your next road trip:

  • Air & Heat – heaters, vent covers, fans, thermostats
  • Appliances – propane regulators, propane camp fires, fire pits, portable grills
  • Awnings, Screens, & Accessories – collapsible awnings, window screens, step braces, window thermometers
  • Battery Chargers – batter charger/maintainer, Amp charger
  • Bedding & Furnishing – oak accents, sheets & towels
  • Cleaning & Storage – wheel and tire protector, trash bag storage, sealant, roof maintenance
  • Freshwater Systems – hoses, valves, pumps
  • Hitching & Towing – D-rings, straps, twine
  • Jacks & Leveling – wheel chock, leveling blocks, jack pads
  • Outdoor Furniture – grilling tables, folding chairs
  • Power & Electrical – extension cables,
  • Renewable Energy – solar panels, LED safety light
  • RV & Trailer Covers – camper covers, spare tire covers
  • Safety Kits – road assistance kits, flares
  • Waste Water & Sanitation – sewer hose extensions and supports, water filters, holding tank deodorizer

Gateway Storage Center offers parking and storage for RV’s and trailers of all sizes. We service Springfield, Lorton, Woodbridge, and Alexandria, VA. We offer flexible terms, affordable prices, 24-hour gate access, and extra-wide aisle ways for easy navigation. Give us a call today to learn more about our RV parking and storage solutions.