Preparing the RV for Long-Term Storage

Palm City, Florida-based Shurhold Industries now offers a step-by-step guide for RV owners preparing an RV for long-term storage.

Shurhold Industries SMC in 32 ounce bottle
Shurhold Industries SMC in 32 ounce bottle

The guide covers all the bases, so a rig remains in top shape and is ready to go for the next season, according to a company news release.

All things that mold or mildew should be discarded to prevent foul smells. Owners should also get rid of all food and liquids, emptying the refrigerator.

For better airflow, cushions can be removed or propped up and storage hatches can be left open. Once the above is accomplished, the entire RV should be cleaned and vacuumed with dehumidifier bags placed throughout the cabins.

Cleaning the drains and the sump prior to storage is absolutely crucial to keep odors and bacteria from becoming a problem. The RV can absorb the odors and mildew that grow in moist, dark environments and they will spread throughout.

Shurhold products available for use in these procedures include Serious Multi-Purpose Cleaner (SMC) and Moldaway.

Moldaway can be used to clean the drains in sinks and showers with one scoop into each with a cup of water. After letting it work for a few minutes, owners can rinse it out.

Bleach-free and chlorine-free, Moldaway is an oxygenated cleaner that is safe on most

Shurhold Industries Moldaway
Shurhold Industries Moldaway

fabrics/colors.

Moldaway cleans and deodorizes drains without harming the piping and also helps clean the sump container by oxygenating the sump water, killing mold/mildew spores and other bacteria, safely and without bleach. Depending on where an RV is stored, the yard may suggest flushing antifreeze through the system.

The cleaner carpets and canvas surfaces are, the better they will look when taken out of storage. Before sealing up the RV, owners should vacuum and shampoo the carpet with SMC, and let it dry. This will reduce the likelihood of any bacteria growing there. If possible, cockpit carpet should be cleared out or at least rolled up and stored in a cabin. It is best to remove canvas and store it in a dry environment. Then, owners can clean it in the spring with Moldaway or Brite Wash.

The undercarriage should be washed with a pressure washer and/or plain water with a soft-to-medium brush. Soaps and detergents are generally not used. Wax is also a good idea.

Lastly, all mechanical, electronic, and other systems should be readied for a long storage nap. Owner’s manuals must be consulted on these crucial tasks because it can affect the warranty.

Shurhold’s SMC and Brite Wash are available in 32 ounce ready to use trigger spray bottles for $11.98 each.

Moldaway is available in a 12 ounce bottles for $12.98.

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Shurhold Industries

shurhold-logo1-mediumShurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish, and detail.

Shurhold began as a small, one-man operation based out a garage in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

It was started on July 1, 1973 by William E. Peach, who self-admittedly had no knowledge about the design or manufacturing of Boat Detailing Products.

Since its beginning in the garage plant, Shurhold Industries has designed and manufactured the most innovative specialty care and accessory products available for the marine, RV, and auto industries.

Shurhold is dedicated to educating owners on RV value preservation.

As the original creator of the “One Handle Does It All” design, Shurhold continues to maintain the highest standard of quality and service. Innovative designs, combined with top quality materials, and meticulous workmanship make each and every Shurhold product a premium item.

Address: 3119 S.W. 42nd Avenue, Palm City, Florida 34990-5558

Phone: (772) 287-1313 or (800) 962-6241 (toll free)

Website: www.shurhold.com/rv

Worth Pondering…

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course, of action and follow it to an end require … courage.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Shurhold Introduces Top Snapper

Shurhold Industries’ Top Snapper canvas snap tool takes the struggle out of snapping canvas.

Shurhold Top Snapper
Shurhold Top Snapper

Experienced RV owners know that putting up and removing canvas isn’t always an easy task.

Canvas shrinks, snaps corrode, and aligning snaps can quickly become a two-person job.

The Top Snapper is a canvas snap tool that will work on both inside or outside snaps.

The Top Snapper’s two stainless steel blades slip over the snap shoulder to snap and align the snap halves.

The longer blade is ideal for fastening snaps from inside, while the shorter blade is ideal for outside snaps. Both blades work equally well to unsnap the snaps without tearing or ripping the canvas, the release noted.

Making snapping covers and tops simple, the Top Snapper features a rubberized handle for an easy grip. It even works on corroded snaps and shrunken canvas.

Backed by a lifetime warranty, Shurhold’s Top Snapper costs $19.98.

The Top Snapper is the only canvas snap tool that will work on either inside or outside snaps.

The Top Snapper features include:

  • Makes snapping covers and tops easy
  • Dual blades to fasten inside and outside canvas snaps
  • Both blades are ideal for unsnapping snaps without ripping your canvas
  • Easy-to-grip rubberized handle
  • Works on corroded snaps and shrunken canvas
  • Lifetime Warranty

Special Offer 

Buy a Top Snapper tool by the end of this month and get a FREE Tube of Snap Stick.
Snap Stick is a Snap and Zipper lubricant and protectant. Over a $6 Value FREE.

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Shurhold Industries

shurhold-logo1-mediumShurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish, and detail.

Shurhold began as a small, one-man operation based out a garage in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

It was started on July 1, 1973 by William E. Peach, who self-admittedly had no knowledge about the design or manufacturing of Boat Detailing Products.

Since its beginning in the garage plant, Shurhold Industries has designed and manufactured the most innovative specialty care and accessory products available for the marine, RV, and auto industries.

Shurhold is dedicated to educating owners on RV value preservation.

As the original creator of the “One Handle Does It All” design, Shurhold continues to maintain the highest standard of quality and service. Innovative designs, combined with top quality materials, and meticulous workmanship make each and every Shurhold product a premium item.

Address: 3119 S.W. 42nd Avenue, Palm City, Florida 34990-5558

Phone: (772) 287-1313 or (800) 962-6241 (toll free)

Website: shurhold.com/rv

Worth Pondering…

When I was very young and the urge to be someplace was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch.

When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age.

In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job.

Nothing has worked…

In other words, I don’t improve, in further words, once a bum always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable.”

—John Steinbeck

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Preparing Your RV for Winter Storage

Preparing an RV to be stored for a prolonged period of time can be simple, if the proper steps are followed.

Shurhold Industries SMC in 32 ounce bottle
Shurhold Industries SMC in 32 ounce bottle

Follow these tips to make to ensure your RV is in great shape during and after long-term storage.

It is important to banish “stink fuel” before closing the RV for winter. This will help keep the RV from smelling foul when it’s opened back up in the spring.

Owners should get rid of all things that mold, mildew, and other smelly organisms need to flourish, according to a Shurhold Industries news release.

Start with the obvious, such as the refrigerator. The fridge should be emptied and cleaned.
Cushions should be removed or propped up to encourage airflow, and all cupboard and closet doors should be open for air to circulate.

Clean, vacuum, and place dehumidifiers around the cabin, two to three bags or more for a large rig.

Clean the drains and the sump prior to storage. This task is crucial to keep odors and bacteria from becoming a problem. The RV can absorb the odors and mildew that grow in moist, dark environments and they will spread throughout the RV.

Owners can first clean with Shurhold’s SMC. It can be sprayed on and wiped away with paper towels or rags. The areas should be rinsed and dried.

RV owners can use Shurhold’s Moldaway to clean the drains in sinks and showers. Place a scoop into each drain with a cup of water and let it work for a few minutes, then rinse.

Shurhold Industries Moldaway
Shurhold Industries Moldaway

Moldaway will clean and deodorize drains without harming the pipes. It will also help clean the sump container by oxygenating the sump water, killing mold/mildew spores, and other bacteria, safely and without the use of bleach.

Depending on where an RV is stored, the yard may suggest flushing antifreeze through the system.

Thoroughly clean all soft surfaces including carpets and canvas.

Owners can vacuum and shampoo carpet with SMC, and let it dry before closing the RV for winter storage. This will reduce the likelihood of any bacteria growth.

Remove cockpit carpet if possible. Roll it up and store it in the cabin after a thorough cleaning. It is best to remove canvas and store it in a dry environment.

These tips take care of only some of the important steps needed for successful long-term storage of your RV.

Consult your owner’s manuals regarding mechanical, electronic, and electric systems.

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Shurhold Industries

shurhold-logo1-mediumShurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish, and detail.

Shurhold began as a small, one-man operation based out a garage in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

It was started on July 1, 1973 by William E. Peach, who self-admittedly had no knowledge about the design or manufacturing of Boat Detailing Products.

Since its beginning in the garage plant, Shurhold Industries has designed and manufactured the most innovative specialty care and accessory products available for the marine, RV, and auto industries.

Shurhold is dedicated to educating owners on RV value preservation.

As the original creator of the “One Handle Does It All” design, Shurhold continues to maintain the highest standard of quality and service. Innovative designs, combined with top quality materials, and meticulous workmanship make each and every Shurhold product a premium item.

Address: 3119 S.W. 42nd Avenue, Palm City, Florida 34990-5558

Phone: (772) 287-1313 or (800) 962-6241 (toll free)

Website: shurhold.com/rv

Worth Pondering…

When I was very young and the urge to be someplace was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked… In other words, I don’t improve, in further words, once a bum always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable.”
—John Steinbeck

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Preventing & Removing Water Spots the Easy Way

After a rain or a thorough cleaning, RV owners might be left with water spots on the sides and windows of their vehicle.

shurhold-logo1-mediumWater spots occur when water left sitting evaporates, leaving behind mineral deposits or pollutants to create a slight outline of the spot. Hard water also tends to leave more water spots behind than soft water.

Shurhold Industries offers advice on how to prevent and remove unsightly water spots.
First, owners should use a filtered hose to reduce pollutants and mineral deposits in the water, according to a news release.

If only really hard water is available, then an inline water softener should be used, too.
Using high-quality soap, such as Shurhold’s Brite Wash, can help prevent water spots, as they often contain an additive that softens the water.

Brite Wash is scientifically formulated to clean fiberglass, clear coat, metal, rubber, and painted surfaces. It cleans dirt, grease, salt, and more without dulling finishes or stripping wax or polish.

Owners shouldn’t use too much soap and rinse well when washing.

The surface should be dried quickly, while washing smaller areas. Owners should not let the RV sun-dry. Wet areas should be squeegee dried, while any still damp surfaces should be wiped with a microfiber cloth or PVA towel to ensure they’re completely dry, states the news release.

Shurhold’s 12-inch SHUR-Dry Flexible Water Blade easily molds to curved surfaces, drying any surface in one-third the time. Since it’s made of rubber, it’s safe to use on even delicate areas and eliminates water-spotting without chamois or towels.

Shurhold water spotsThe company’s SHUR-Dry PVA Towel can be used to wipe away any remaining wetness. It absorbs 50 percent more water than natural chamois, making for faster and more effective drying. The towel prevents water spots on all surfaces and comes in an extra-large size of 17 inches x 27 inches.

Owners should also wax regularly. The wax prevents deposits from sinking into the surface and makes them much easier to remove with regular washing.

A 32 oz. bottle of Shurhold’s Brite Wash costs $11.98, while a one gallon supply is $24.98. Shurhold’s Flexible Water Blade is $26.98 and the PVA Towel is priced at $16.98.

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Shurhold Industries

Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish, and detail.

Shurhold began as a small, one-man operation based out a garage in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

It was started on July 1, 1973 by William E. Peach, who self-admittedly had no knowledge about the design or manufacturing of Boat Detailing Products.

Since its beginning in the garage plant, Shurhold Industries has designed and manufactured the most innovative specialty care and accessory products available for the marine, RV, and auto industries.

Shurhold is dedicated to educating owners on RV value preservation.

As the original creator of the “One Handle Does It All” design, Shurhold continues to maintain the highest standard of quality and service. Innovative designs, combined with top quality materials, and meticulous workmanship make each and every Shurhold product a premium item.

Address: 3119 S.W. 42nd Avenue, Palm City, Florida 34990-5558

Phone: (772) 287-1313 or (800) 962-6241 (toll free)

Website: shurhold.com/rv

Worth Pondering…

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.

—Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Swivel Scrubber to the Rescue

A multi-purpose tool, Shurhold Industries’ Swivel Scrubber can be used for a variety of applications, from removing remaining soap residue after a wash to cleaning windows.

shurhold-logo1-mediumFor added convenience the Swivel Scrubber easily attaches to Shurhold’s telescoping or fixed length handles, saving space in the RV.

A flexible soft washing tool, the Swivel Scrubber can be combined with a fine, medium, or coarse scrubber pad for varying surface types.

The fine pad is white and great for light teak cleaning, scrubbing non-skid surfaces and other durable surfaces.

The blue medium pad is for general teak cleaning.

The brown coarse pad is ideal for heavy-duty teak cleaning and paint preparation.

A synthetic lamb’s wool cover is also available and suitable as an all-purpose material.

Shurhold’s Swivel Scrubber base has a price of $25.98 with the scrubber pads starting at $6.98 for a two-pack.

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Shurhold Industries

Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish, and detail.

Shurhold began as a small, one-man operation based out a garage in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

It was started on July 1, 1973 by William E. Peach, who self-admittedly had no knowledge about the design or manufacturing of Boat Detailing Products.

Since its beginning in the garage plant, Shurhold Industries has designed and manufactured the most innovative specialty care and accessory products available for the marine, RV, and auto industries.

Shurhold is dedicated to educating owners on RV value preservation.

Shurhold Swivel Tool
Shurhold Swivel Tool

As the original creator of the “One Handle Does It All” design, Shurhold continues to maintain the highest standard of quality and service. Innovative designs, combined with top quality materials, and meticulous workmanship make each and every Shurhold product a premium item.

Address: 3119 S.W. 42nd Avenue, Palm City, Florida 34990-5558

Phone: (772) 287-1313 or (800) 962-6241 (toll free)

Website: shurhold.com/rv

Worth Pondering…

Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.

—Sue Atchley Ebaugh

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Super Mop to the Rescue

Mopping an RV floor doesn’t have to be a dreaded task.

Palm City, Florida-based Shurhold Industries’ Super Floor Mop makes the process a lot easier.

This unique floor mop won’t drip, leave streaks, or turn moldy. This is ideal for worry-free cleaning and storage, according to a company news release.

Made from super absorbent PVA, Shurhold’s Super Floor Mop enables users to wring the mop out, resulting in less mess.

This high-quality mop is great for use on vinyl, tile, smooth concrete, and wood.  It even cleans windows without streaking.

Surhold’s Super Floor Mop is available from the manufacturer for $19.98; a replacement head is available for $8.98.

Shurhold Super Floor Mop

One Handle Does It All

Shurhold is dedicated to educating owners on RV value preservation.

Inventor of the “One Handle Does It All system,” Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish, and detail.

This system quickly and easily allows you to snap over 40 different accessories to the same fixed length or telescoping handles.

Shurhold understands that space is limited in your RV and storage is a premium. That is why these RV detailing products are designed to save you time, money, and space.

One handle in your rig can quickly snap to several different RV cleaning brushes, floor mops, or RV Scrubbers for removing black streaks.

In addition to RV cleaning products for the outside of your rig, you can use many of these same products to maintain the inside of the RV as well.

To begin, just select the best handle for your application, then add all the different attachments for every job around your RV.

If you prefer, select from a Shurhold pre-assorted RV Cleaning Kits.

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Shurhold Industries

Shurhold is an Automotive and Marine Detail Products Company.

Shurhold began as a small, one-man operation based out a garage in Port St. Lucie, Florida. It was started on July 1, 1973 by William E. Peach, who self-admittedly had no knowledge about the design or manufacturing of Boat Detailing Products.

One Handle Does It All system

Since its beginning in the garage plant, Shurhold Industries has designed and manufactured the most innovative specialty care and accessory products available for the marine, RV, and auto industries.

As the original creator of the “One Handle Does It All” design, Shurhold continues to maintain the highest standard of quality and service. Innovative designs, combined with top quality materials, and meticulous workmanship make each and every Shurhold product a premium item.

Address: 3119 S.W. 42nd Avenue, Palm City, Florida 34990-5558

Phone: (772) 287-1313 or (800) 962-6241 (toll free)

Website: shurhold.com/rv

Worth Pondering…

A Time to be Creative

I choose to live by Choice, not by chance; to make Changes, not excuses.
To be motivated, not manipulated; to be useful, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self-pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others.
—Anon

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