Safe and protected
RV camping is a lot of fun, but when the time comes to store your RV, there are a lot of RV Storage options. You want to put your RV somewhere that you know will be safe and protected, since you don't want it damaged or stolen. With the size of your RV, you also have to be aware that storing it may require a specialized location. You can't just put it anywhere, because there simply isn't room for it. Finding the right storage location doesn't have to be difficult, though. Most cities and towns have options that will work for you.
These options are better that storing your RV in front of your house or in your driveway. The choices for RV storage are as wide as there are types of RVs, from parking spaces in a storage facility to enclosed units with AC/heat and electricity. It's up to you how you want your RV to be stored. A lot of people use the outside option, where they park their RV in a covered but not enclosed spot in a facility. If you want an enclosed option with climate control, though, it's possible to locate that. You'll pay a lot more, but only you can decide what's most important to you when storing your RV
1 Recreational Vehicle (RV) Storage
More and more families and retired couples are hitting the road in RVs and campers. After all, they are an ideal way to tour the country in style and are perfect for warm, summer months when the weather is clear.
Yet during the winter and off-season, where can you store your RV to keep it safe from harm? Many neighborhoods and communities have strict rules preventing RV owners from storing their RVs in their driveways, garages, or in their yards. When this occurs, an RV storage unit is the ideal solution—offering a safe place to store your RV when not in use.Learn More
2 Choosing the Right Storage Unit for Your RV
Recreational vehicles, campers, and travel trailers come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. That gives people who want to use and enjoy them a lot of options. Some people like to have a small trailer they can pull behind their vehicle, and others want to have a full-sized RV they can drive down the road, possibly towing a car or truck they can use to drive around in when they get to their destination. There are all types of options, and all types of people who want to consider those options, so they can do what works for them.
As such, when you decide you need to store your RV for a while it is important to measure your RV carefully to ensure that you are choosing a unit that will suit your needs fully. You don't want to get a unit for your RV, and then find out that it won't fit when you get there. It's not just about the length of the RV, either.Learn More
3 Indoor RV Storage
There are not many indoor RV storage units, but they do exist. People who own very expensive RVs like these units, because they provide much more complete protection from the elements that would not be possible with outdoor units. Unfortunately, if your RV is especially large, you may not be able to find one in your area that is located indoors.
That's not entirely surprising, especially if you live in a small town, or an area where there are not a lot of RVers. It's a supply and demand issue, but there will still be outdoor storage options that will work well for your RV and help protect it when you're not using it for fun and adventure.Learn More
4 Covered Parking Spaces
One of the most popular ways of storing an RV is in a common covered RV parking space, which is a parking space with a roof. It's a very simple design and doesn't protect from all the elements like an enclosed space would, but it's also much less expensive.
Most RVs don't need extreme protection from the weather, because they're made to be used. They can handle the summer sun and winter snow, but it's a good idea to protect them at least a little bit if you're not going to be using them for a long period of time. It's just easier on the paint and finishes that way.Learn More
5 RV Land Lots
The least expensive way to store your RV is an RV land lot. These lots are inexpensive because they are not covered. You are allowed to park your RV on the lot, in a parking spot. This allows you to take advantage of the facility's security features, such as private fencing, security cameras, and adequate lighting.
While your RV will be protected from robbery and vandalism, it will still be exposed to the elements and extreme weather conditions. Many RV owners don't mind that, because their RV would be exposed to the elements if they stored it at their home, as well. A lot of communities have HOAs, and they often don't allow RVs to be parked in driveways or beside homes, so RV owners who live in those areas have to find somewhere else to park.Learn More
6 Prepare your RV for Storage
When ready to rent a space, make sure to take your proof of ownership and insurance, you will need them before signing your lease. If you choose the common area storage, take pictures of your RV and make sure your insurance company covers your RV while in storage. If your insurance policy does not cover theft or damage, you may want to consider buying another policy.
Do not store your RV on grassy surfaces, gravel or dirt, it will only invite pesky creatures to take residence in your home away from home, and remember to keep the area around it clean.Learn More