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Old 07-24-2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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Remove or Stay?

Wife and I having a discussion about what goes or stays in our 213RBSL when we place in storage? The discussion is two-fold; 1) we are planning on going out one weekend a month, so during the month, what goes or stays? 2) when we store for the winter; December-February, what stays and what goes?

What would you take out for a 3-4 stay at home?

What would you take out for the winter? Winter in MD (actually Tri-State area of MD/PA/DE)
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My RV is self contained and everything (except clothes) stays. we purchased duplicates of just about everything. For the food we have cans, etc. I put them in containers and seal them. Rats, roaches, etc are always a concern for an RV in storage so it's best to exercise an abundance of caution. I also put the large Damp Rid in the fridge and freezer to keep the moisture down and prevent rusting (I close the doors). They have the large containers at Walmart in the camping section. You can get it at dollar general. Pretty much my rv is ready to hit the road whenever with little to no preparation except for clothes and the wife's junk.

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Definitely take your towels out for the winter, our pet mouse made a very nice nest out of a brand new towel.
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Definitely take your towels out for the winter, our pet mouse made a very nice nest out of a brand new towel.
I will just tell the wife that we need to remove the towels, but I will NOT tell her why.....LOL. I think we had remove towels and linens for the winter but leave for the month. Hope this will be safe. Thx
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I guess I have been pretty lucky about not getting critters inside the RV. I leave the bedding on the bed and a very expensive comforter there in addition to towels, sheets, etc. Also have clothes in the drawers... watch now that I have said that...
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I guess I have been pretty lucky about not getting critters inside the RV. I leave the bedding on the bed and a very expensive comforter there in addition to towels, sheets, etc. Also have clothes in the drawers... watch now that I have said that...
I leave the bedding in all winter, no problems there. I had the towels under the sink and there's a big gap around the drain pipe. I've since filled it with a stainless steel scouring pad, no critters yet...
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I am in New England .. so it gets cold and critters look for warmth .. I put all linen and as much as I can in plastic tubs from Target … no food left at all and a full box of the smelly dryer sheets and I put them everywhere ,,, every crack and crevice … and it smells pleasant in the spring ...
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We leave everything except food and most clothes. We don't winterize here in Mesa AZ. Good news is that coyotes and raptors keep rodents down in storage lot.
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I am in New England .. so it gets cold and critters look for warmth .. I put all linen and as much as I can in plastic tubs from Target no food left at all and a full box of the smelly dryer sheets and I put them everywhere ,,, every crack and crevice and it smells pleasant in the spring ...
Do you leave the tubs in the camper or your house?
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Do you leave the tubs in the camper or your house?
in the camper ...house is already full of crap .
I figure if the critters can get into a plastic tub they can have the stuff
but all food and soaps and personal affects go in the house use and put new in for camping season next summer
note I also put all paper goods .. plates napkins etc in tubs so they don't use them for bedding It takes 3 big tubs to hold all I leave the tubs on the bed
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