Its just about time to be thinking about winter storage. Tent campers probably already have their stuff safely tucked away after the last trip but it might be worth doing a quick inventory to make sure everything is clean and in good repair. Leaving things dirty while in storage for long periods invites additional damage. If tents, canopies, or sleeping bags aren't thoroughly dry when put into storage they can be ruined by the time you get them out again. Any cooking residue left on stoves, grills, pots and pans, and utensils will attract bugs, rodents, and bacteria that will make a real mess to be dealt with next spring.
You may not need or want to put everything in storage just yet, but it is still a good time to start thinking about it and planning for it so that when the times does come, you'll be ready. For example, if you need to winterize the fresh water system on your RV you can start looking for good prices on Marine/RV antifreeze (the pink stuff).
RVs and OHVs that won't be used for several months should be winterized and properly stored. The degree of winterization required will depend on the climate where the vehicles are stored. Water systems MUST be freeze protected in cold climates. Any provisions that may be damaged by freezing should be removed and stored in a warm place. Holding tanks on RVs should be dumped and thoroughly flushed before storage so foul odors don't permeate the furnishings during storage. Batteries should be kept on a maintenance charger or removed and stored where they won't freeze. If possible, store RVs and OHVs in a garage or shed so they'll be out of the winter weather. Lacking a suitable structure, consider purchasing an RV cover. They cost a few hundred dollars and are likely to pay for themselves in just a single season by protecting paint, decals, curtains, and exposed upholstery. You may see people using ordinary cheap tarps to cover their RVs. While this does block sunlight and usually protects against precipitation, they also trap moisture and are sometimes abrasive enough to damage the finish. RV covers are made of soft breathable fabrics that avoid these problems and are usually designed so they fit better. Because they are designed to fit they are usually easier to install and their built-in anchor systems keep them in place during windy weather better than attaching a tarp with ropes or bungee cords. By the way, if you MUST use a tarp, one simple way of anchoring it without damaging the vehicle is to fill empty bleach jugs with water (or, even better, old antifreeze) and hang them from the grommets on the tarp. Be careful if you just fill them with water if the vehicle will be exposed to freezing temperatures. The jugs may crack and then the water will all leak out and your weights will become useless. You may come out to find your tarp blown off or blown away. Any crumbs or spills should be thoroughly cleaned up to avoid attracting pests. You might even want to place some mouse bait in strategic locations to discourage the nasty little critters from taking up residence in your mobile residence. I prefer using bait over traps. Products like D-con not only kill rodents, but also contain a desiccant that causes their bodies to dry out instead of decaying and creating bad odors.
You will need to protect OHVs with liquid cooled engines with the proper antifreeze. It is also a good idea to drain the fuel tanks and the fuel lines and carburetors before storage. If, for any reason, you choose to leave fuel in the tank, treat it with a fuel additive to minimize deterioration during storage.
Gas powered camping stoves and lanterns usually only need to be cleaned before storage. Battery powered lanterns with removable batteries should have the batteries removed. Rechargeable lanterns should be plugged in periodically to keep the batteries charged. A convenient trick to to plug them into a timer so they aren't always being charged, which can sometimes damage the batteries.
Proper storage will avoid unnecessary damage during the off season and make getting ready for your first out next season a lot easier.