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-storage tips-

Candle Lake Bays is an excellent option when it comes to storing your recreational assets. In order to help you prepare your asset(s) for storage, we have compiled a list below for you to go over.


Note: Please always refer to your owners manual and insurance companies requirements. The list below is for suggestion purposes only. 

For your RV:

  1. It is best to go over your owners manual to ensure that you have prepared your asset properly before storing.

  2. Ensure that all of your holding tanks have been rinsed thoroughly.  In winter, all water tanks, lines and pumps should be drained and filled with non-toxic RV antifreeze to keep any remaining water from freezing the system. We would never advise you to use automobile antifreeze of any kind in your water system!

  3. Remove all batteries. Store your batteries in an area that is not subject to freezing, and test them periodically. Charge if necessary.

  4. Ensure your asset(s) are/is clear of debri and/or mud.

  5. Ensure that your refrigerator is powered off. Additionally, verify that all power sources are off.

  6. Ensure your rooftop, air conditioner filters are clean of debri. (Cover the outside unit)

  7. Clean the entire interior of your unit. Pull shades, and close blinds.

  8. Double check that all of your roof vents and windows are closed. Tip: To prevent possible condensation, you can place a dehumidifier inside your unit.

  9. Turn off the propane cylinders, and cover the regulator.

  10. Cover or tape vents to the furnace and range hood for long-term storage.

  11. Inspect roof, body, interior, soft molding and caulking.

  12. Service locks with spray lubricant to prevent rust and freezing.

  13. In motor homes, check all operating fluid levels under the hood, and top off the gasoline tank. Add a fuel stabilizer.

  14. Last but not least, remove all perishable food from cabinets.

For your Boat:

  1. Remove all fluids and replace them with a non-toxic antifreeze product to prevent fluid freezing, which can damage boat components.

  2.  Drain any showers or hose fittings that may hold water.

  3. Invest in a small battery tender to ensure that your battery still takes a charge after months (or years) in storage.

  4. Inspect and cover areas where water may pool in your boat.

  5. Clear all weep holes of accumulation and debris.

  6. Cover any exposed plastics that may be made brittle by the cold.

  7. Always remove the transom plug.

  8. Clear water from your boat’s bilge.

  9. Secure all lines and fenders so that they do not freeze to the hull.

  10. Remove all garbage, canned beverages, water bottles, and other containers that can hold liquid from your boat before putting it in long-term storage.

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