Been storing motorhome for 2 weeks in an enclosed garage where door must be closed unless owner is onsite, and temperature during the day in Houston, Texas, is over 100 degrees, and is unbearable with no air circulation. Will the heat inside the coach cause problems? Should we transfer to 50 ft canopy (our coach is 34 ft which would give plenty of overhang)? Any suggestions or opinions will be appreciated. Thanks.
Make (other): Forest River
Model: Georgetown XL
Engine: V10 Triton
Wondering if temperature inside enclosed 40 ft garage with door closed in Houston, Texas summer will cause heat-related problems inside our coach. Door must be down unless owner is onsite. What are pro's and con's of canopy versus enclosed garage (heat was unbearable within 5 minutes for my wife & myself). Thanks.
Is this RV just going to be sitting? IF so I would not worry about any of the systems being affected, I would shut the propane off at the tank and if the RV is plugged in run the vent fans. I do not think you are going to gain anything adding a canopy. The only down fall is it will take some time for the RV to cool down using the AC units, the hotter it is the harder and longer the AC units will have to work. I would also plan on turning the fridge ON 2 days prior to using it so it can cool off. Nothing inside should be flammable and the heat should not hurt anything at all... Hope this helps, IF you have more questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.... Robert
After one week, we've noticed that 2 smoke alarm / detectors on the ceiling is already drooping down. Being new to owning a motorhome, we're spooked that the heat will cause the upholstery, leather captain chairs, dash etc to deteriorate, crack, or just loose its' luster. Should we keep the enclosed garage with a door or opt for an outdoor space with a canopy, which will provide air circulation?? Thanks.
IF you are worried about this then having it outside will be better if air is allowed to circulate some. Many times if it is hot and humid the glue in material can break down in the overhead so in your case I would opt to do a space with a canopy, and try to have some windows cracked for circulation... Robert
10 Years RV experience... Cummins North West, Country Coach, Monaco Coach, Vendor certs.