Moving And Have An RV? Use It For Storage And To Move Your Things

11 December 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


If you love to camp, you likely have an RV so you do not have to sleep in a tent on the hard, cold ground. When the weather starts to get cold and you are not camping, your RV may be sitting in your driveway taking up space. If you are going to move to a new home, put your sitting RV to use to help you move your things, as well as to store things you will not be using right now.   

Use as a Moving Truck

If you have a large RV, you can save a lot of money by moving your things using it instead of using a moving truck. Even if your RV is small, you can still move some things on your own. A moving truck is a large vehicle, which means it will cost you a lot of gas money, especially if you are traveling far. You will also have to buy insurance for the truck, and pay some rental fees.

If your new home is far away, you can use your RV to stay in instead of renting a hotel room. Simply stop at a RV park, and have fun camping out with your family for the night. This again saves you a lot of money, as the fees at the RV camp will be much less expensive than what you would pay for a hotel.

If you get to your new home late at night or you are simply too tired to start moving in, stay in your RV and sleep until morning, or you are rested enough to start moving your things in.

Use Your RV While You Are Unpacking

As you unpack your things from boxes, you will have a lot of empty boxes sitting around your new home, which will get in the way. Simply put them in your RV until you are finished. If you brought items with you that you realized you didn't want, and you will not be using your RV for quite a while, put these things in your RV, when you put your RV in storage.

Put in Storage

Before you put your RV in storage, give it a good wash and then put a few coats of wax on it. This will help prevent dirt from building up on it. You should also check the roof seal to make sure it is in good condition. If not, replace it to protect your RV from any water damage.

You also need to make sure your RV stays well ventilated. This will prevent moisture from building up inside of it, which can lead to mold growth, as well as a musty smell when you start using it when the weather warms up. The best and easiest way to keep it ventilated is to leave the roof vent open. Contact an RV company, where you can purchase vent covers that will not let water in but allow you to keep the vents open.

The RV company that you purchased your RV from can give you more storage tips to ensure your RV is in good working order when you take it out of storage.