Florida sun destroys EVERYTHING! Keep my X18D under a cover that goes almost to the ground, covering wheels and front, including propane tanks and hitch. Also have a storage spot that is mostly in the shade (although cover needs to be kept clean from all the debris from the trees). I spray the ground under and around the site with ant/roach killer a couple times a year and that seem to keep the critters at bay. Orlando heat hasn't seemed to affect anything as long as everything inside is dry and open. Good luck!