It’s no fun to have to find a safe convenient place to store your boats, RVs, or other recreational vehicles. You usually don’t have enough room or don’t wish to have a large vehicle you only use part of the year sitting in your yard or driveway. Also, some neighborhoods may have restrictions on that sort of thing.
What makes self-storage the best solution is how convenient, safe, and cost effective it is to you. Consider these reasons why self-storage is your best bet for storing your RV or boat:
Safety – Most of the better storage facilities will have high tech security such as keypad entry, surveillance cameras, fencing around the entire premises, and an on-site manager. This way, you can rest easy knowing your things are safe with them.
Easy access – You want to rent from a facility that is close to where you will be using your recreational vehicle. Like if you are storing a boat, then it would be convenient for you to store it at a facility close to the water you would use your boat in. This makes the fun of using it much less complicated.
Additional space – A storage space for your recreational vehicle should have extra room to put the equipment that goes with the vehicle in the unit.
Protection from Weather – Different facilities offer various degrees of protection from the weather. Some storage spots are covered parking spaces or it could be a garage with high ceilings. If you want even more protection for your vehicle, then it will cost more.
Quick Tips When storing Your RV or Boat
- Make sure you measure your vehicle so that you know the exact size storage unit you’ll need. Typically, RVs will need at the least thirty to forty feet. And a lot of boats or other large vehicles might be too big for the door opening of a closed unit, so they would need to be stored in covered parking.
- Be sure to factor in how much space you’ll need to store the equipment and tools that go with your vehicle.
- Make sure that you’ll have enough room to turn your vehicle around when you remove it from the facility. So choose a unit that is in a position to let you back out with enough room.
- If you are storing your vehicle for a long time, then be sure to check the fuel lines and gaskets. Also, make sure that cardboard is laid underneath the vehicle to discourage damage from happening to it.
- Normally, you’ll have to have maintenance work and repairs for your boats and RVs done somewhere else.
- Make sure that your vehicle’s license tags will not expire during storage. If it does, the facility will usually ask that you renew it.
- All facilities require that your vehicle be registered and insured. So, be prepared to show them proof.
- The majority of facilities have a rule that the tires be in good shape and pumped up.
If there are any additional questions that you have, ask the facility manager so that you can store your boat or RV without any doubts.