This is a good time to mention that you should winterize the travel trailer before storing it for more then 6 months or if the temperature falls below 32-degrees Fahrenheit.
There are alternatives to removing water from the unit such as installing a drain hose and running water from the shower head or kitchen faucet.
You can also use a hose with sprayer to run water around the inside of unit. The other alternative is to remove water through the windows and doors.
If you don’t know how to do it yourself, look for a local RV service center that can help you out. This is especially important if you live in a cold climate and must winterize before freezing temperatures set in.
If you wait and the temperature gets too cold, you risk freezing your pipes.
What Happens if I Don’t Winterize My RV
Research has shown that leaving the travel trailer in storage for more than 8-10 months without winterization will cause layers of mold to build up on the walls and ceilings as well as leftover food before everything is covered with dust.
What if you are on a budget and cannot afford the chemicals to remove water from your travel trailer? You can use cleaning solutions that will absorb water as well as kill germs and bacteria before they form into mold.
If you have attempted winterizing your travel trailer but there is still moisture left inside, leave the doors and windows open for a few days. Do not attempt to heat the unit as this will only cause condensation which can lead to mold growth.