Three Tips for Storing Your Camper Inside an RV Shelter
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Thinking that you can't store your camper in the same shelter where you store your RV? Well, why not? RVs and campers have a lot in common. First of all, they were designed to withstand harsh weather: sun, snow, rain, and hail – you name it! This doesn't mean, however, you should leave either one out in the elements when you're not using it, so why not use the same shelter you use for your RV for your camper or vise versa? Here are some tips for storing your camper inside your RV shelter.
Take Measurements – First things first, take accurate measurements of your camper before you back it into your RV shelter. You don't want to get your camper halfway parked, only to realize that it's too big for your RV shelter. Taking measurements before parking your camper is an added step, but it will keep you from damaging your shelter, your camper, or both. Once you have measurements, you'll be able to tell if your camper will fit into your existing RV shelter.
Make Sure You Have Plenty of Extra Space - You also want to make sure that there is plenty of extra space around your camper once it is parked inside your RV shelter. One of the greatest perks to owning a portable shelter, aside from the fact that it protects your vehicle from bad weather, is that it adds storage space. If you normally have plenty of space in your RV shelter for storage, you don't want all of that space taken up by your camper, unless, of course, you have another place to store everything that must now be moved. Leaving extra space around your camper is great for storing camping-related gear so that all the camping gear is stored neatly in one place.
Ventilation – Campers and RVs have a lot of sensitive parts you don't want getting damaged, like wiring, bedding, curtains, and the like. In order to keep snakes, rodents, and mildew from damaging your camper, make sure your shelter has plenty of ventilation. If your RV shelter didn't normally come with ventilation you can purchase a ventilation kit from your portable garage manufacturer. If you don't want to install a ventilation kit, purchase a cheap fan and roll up the sides of the shelter to promote adequate air flow.
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