Nothing is more frustrating than having a motor home that needs repairs. It can be extremely costly and time-consuming, making it even more frustrating. Campervan security is critical during summers. However, you can do some simple things to protect your motor home from the summer elements.
The most important thing to remember is that your RV is not a boat; it must be protected when parked outside. If you keep your RV under cover, you will save much money on repairs down the road. Of course, if you have no choice but to store it outside, there are some steps you can take to protect it from the sun, rain and wind.
Our team here at Theft Stop have been offering motorhome security for several years, offering bear lock anti-theft devices to anyone looking for one. Here are a few tips on how to make sure you’re good with motor-home security:
Do You Cover Up Your Motorhome?
If you are storing your motor home for an extended period, you must cover it adequately. This will prevent dust from collecting on the exterior, which can damage it over time. You should also ensure that there are no holes in the cover so that insects don’t get inside.
Have You Recently Checked For Leaks?
The first thing you want to do when storing your RV outside is check for leaks. This is especially important if you live in an area with high winds or lots of rain. You want to make ensure hatches are adequately closed, so nothing gets inside through the cracks.
Also, check all windows and doors for signs of water damage or rusting on metal parts like hinges or locksets. Once you’ve identified any potential problems, ensure these openings are covered with tarps or plastic sheeting until they can be adequately repair.
Make Sure You Check The Battery!
One of the most important things to do before leaving your motor home for an extended period is check your battery. You should also check it periodically throughout the winter if you live somewhere where temperatures drop below freezing often during the winter months.
If your battery dies while it’s cold outside, jump-start it may not be possible until spring arrives!
Do You Check Your Tyre Pressure?
For starters, make sure all of your tires are properly inflated. This can be done with a simple tire gauge that reads both high and low pressure or a digital gauge that keeps track of pressure readings over time.
Either way, check the pressure at least once a month (more often if you’re frequently travelling). If it’s too low, change it immediately; driving on low air can damage tires and affect handling and braking performance.
Do You Clean Inside And Out?
Use a mild soap or detergent and water to wash off road grime from exterior surfaces like windows, bumpers and siding. Then use a stiff brush or rag to remove any dirt particles left behind by the soapy water; be sure to scrub around door handles and other areas where dirt accumulates over time.
Once you’ve cleaned the outside, give it another wipe down with clean water. Use fans inside the RV to keep air circulating throughout the space. You’ll stay cooler if there’s always movement in the air around you!
Keep your windows tinted and clean
Windows are another area that needs protection from the sun’s harmful rays. You don’t have to worry about tinting them (unless they’re already tinted), but you need to ensure that they’re clean so no dirt gets trapped between them and starts causing damage over time.
Use glass cleaner or vinegar water solutions with a soft cloth to wipe down each window before covering it up for storage during off-season periods or trips to town for errands and shopping trips.
Consider Using An Awning
If you have an awning on your motor home, it would be a good idea to use this as often as possible during the day so that the sun does not shine directly on your RV. If you do not have an awning, consider installing one or buying one that attaches to your existing RV. Awnings are easy to install and help keep the sun out of your eyes while driving or parked at campgrounds or RV parks.
Another way to protect your motor home from UV light is by applying sunscreen on windows and other parts of your vehicle. This will prevent them from drying out and cracking and preventing discolouration of paintwork caused by exposure to sunlight over time.
For Motor Home Security & Protection Contact Theft Stop
If you have a motor home, it’s essential to take the necessary precautions to protect it from theft. One great way to do that is to install a Theft Stop security system; our team are known for the bear locks we provide, a great anti-theft system that fits straight into your motorhome.
Theft Stop has been protecting vehicles such as campervans, motorhomes and vans for several years and offers a variety of protection options to meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how they can help keep your motor home safe!