RV Storage Options: Self Storage, Covered Parking, and More
October 5th, 2022
Finding a place to store your RV, camper, or trailer when you are not out traveling is important. A storage solution that is simple to access and is within your budget can be difficult to find. Eagle Guard Storage has put together a guide for some of the best RV storage options. Learn about what your RV storage options are as well as advantages of the available options.
When you're not using your RV, you'll need to find a place to store it. Self storage facilities, covered parking, and your own garage or driveway are all possible storage options for your RV. Consider the following factors when deciding where to store your RV:
The size of your RV: Self storage units come in a variety of sizes, so you'll need to make sure you choose one that's large enough to accommodate your RV. If you have a small RV, you may be able to get away with storing it in your garage or driveway.
The climate: If you live in an area with extreme weather conditions, you'll need to take those into account when choosing a storage option for your RV. Your budget: Self storage units can be expensive, so be sure to factor that into your decision. Covered parking may be a more economical option if you're on a tight budget.
1. RV Storage
Self storage is a great option for those who want to store their RV but don't have the space to do so at home. There are many self storage facilities that offer RV storage, and the prices can vary depending on the size of the unit and the location.
RV storage is a specific type of storage designed for RVs. Many self storage facilities offer RV storage, but there are also RV storage facilities that specialize in storing RVs. These prices can vary depending on the size of the unit, availability, and location.
2. Storing Your RV in Your Garage or Driveway
You can store your RV in your garage or driveway. If you have a garage, you will need to make sure that it is large enough to fit your RV. You will also need to make sure that the door is high enough to allow your RV to enter. If you have a driveway, you will need to make sure that it is long enough and wide enough to accommodate your RV. You will also want to make sure that there is no chance of your RV hitting anything when you are driving in or out of your driveway. A downside to storing your camper, or RV in your garage or driveway at home is space. Storing your RV in your driveway or garage can make it challenging to utilize these spaces for much else. Without space for much else, this may pose an issue and is something to consider prior to making a decision.
3. Items to Consider When Deciding Where to Store Your RV
Security can be another feature that a self storage facility will offer that you may not have considered for your home. Most self storage facilities and RV storage facilities offer surveillance cameras to ensure the safety of you and your possessions. Access is another thing to be aware of. When you choose to store your camper at home you have access as needed. If you choose to store elsewhere you may have to plan ahead when you need to take trips and access your RV. Most self storage facilities offer extended hours or can make accommodations for an additional fee as needed, this is a great question to ask before you choose where you would like to store your vehicle.
Covered parking is another feature that some self storage or RV storage facilities offer. This allows your RV to stay out of the elements and can help to keep your vehicle in excellent condition. Indoor parking may be an option as well depending upon where you live and what types of storage are available in your area. Climate control self storage with hookups to electricity can be an option at some storage facilities as well.
An RV storage facility, self storage facility, and even storing at home on your own property come with advantages and disadvantages. We suggest you have an idea of how frequently you will need to place your RV into storage versus how often you will be traveling. Consider the space available on your property and ease of access to your vehicle on or off of your personal property prior to making a decision. Continue reading about how to utilize your RV storage space effectively.
4. Making the Most of Your RV Storage Space
Making the most of your RV storage space is important, especially if you're paying for a self storage unit.
- Store items that you don't use often in bins or boxes
- Use hooks and shelves to maximize space
- Store heavy items on the floor of your RV storage unit
- Keep your RV clean and free of clutter.
5. Tips for Keeping Your RV in Good Condition During Storage
No matter where you choose to store your RV, there are a few things you can do to help keep your vehicle in good working order. Ensure your RV is clean and dry prior to placing it in storage. If possible choose to store your RV indoors. This will protect it from the weather and from animals. Disconnecting the battery and any other electrical components before you place your RV into storage will ensure protection from power surges. Utilize the checklist below for help!
- Cover your RV: This will help protect it from the elements and keep it clean
- Inspect your RV regularly: Check for any signs of damage or leaks.
- Keep the inside clean: This will help prevent mold and mildew from growing inside.
- Store your RV in a cool, dry place: This will help prevent rust and other damage.
Choosing where to put your RV can be a daunting task with many items to consider. Eagle Guard Storage is here to assist with making your decision and choose where to store your RV when you are not out traveling. If you find yourself in need of a storage space, call or rent a space with us online today. We cannot wait to meet you!