RV storage facilities are growing in popularity as more and more people are buying RV’s. Don’t have the space to store an RV at home? Do not let that stop you from buying the RV of your dreams!
If you are not actively using your RV or getting work done to it, maybe it is time to find a storage facility for it. Make room, get it out of your yard, and into a safe and secure outdoor RV storage facility. Or, choose one that has coverage, and even indoor options!
Outdoor RV Storage
Did you know that outdoor RV storage is the most affordable way to store your RV, the next most affordable option is covered RV storage, followed by indoor storage?
Unless you are familiar with a particular storage facility, you may not be familiar with the set-up. What better way to get a feel for a place than taking a virtual tour of the storage facility!
The best self-storage facilities are clean, spacious, and secure. Having a locked gate and security cameras around the facility can help you feel like your rig is in good hands.
New RV Owners
If you are still in the market for an RV or have recently bought one you could be wondering where and how you are going to store it once you drive it off of the lot. The majority of RV owners only use their rig seasonally and have to figure out a place to store it during the off-season.
Depending on personal preference, and the weather—most RV’s are in storage about six months out of the year.
Going on Vacation
If you own an RV, chances are you take it with you when you go on vacation. But, not always. For times when you are flying out of town or will be away for any length of time, you might worry about leaving such an expensive (and prized) possession in your driveway while you are gone.
When your RV is at a storage facility, you no longer have to worry about that, you can just focus on enjoying your trip.
RV Storage 101
There is more to storing an RV than just finding a facility that you like. To store an RV properly, a thorough run-through of this checklist should be conducted.
- RV cover
- Tire covers
- Check tire pressure
- Vent covers
- Close windows
- Drain water from pipes and lines
- Winterize the pipes, etc.
- Turn off appliances
- Pest control (insect & rodent traps)
- Remove all food
- Battery maintenance
If you live in an area that experiences extreme winters, you will need to take the extra steps to winterize your RV. When temperatures drop below freezing (32 degrees F) for more than 24 hours pipes can freeze and crack, just like in your home.
Make Room at Home
An RV is not a small item that you can stash away without giving it a second thought. No, this will take up a large amount of space either parked in your driveway, in your yard, or wherever it can fit.
And, even if it fits comfortably in your driveway, wouldn’t you like to use all of that driveway space for something else?
Some neighborhoods actually have rules and regulations against having an RV at your house. Which, may sound ridiculous. But, HOA rules are rules.
You could build a giant storage shed just for your rig if you wanted to, but it may be easier to find an RV storage facility.
Storing Other Large Items
Once you finally have your RV safely stored you will notice how great it feels to have that extra space at home. Is there anything else that you would like to find storage to free up even more of your yard?
Do you have your boat at home? How about some of that extra stuff in the basement or garage? Finding a great storage facility might inspire you to clear out other areas in your home that have been ignored for a while.
While some storage facilities are all encompassed within a building type of structure, drive-up storage gives you easier access to your storage unit, as well as the option to pull right up to your unit and unload items from your vehicle. How convenient is that?
Are you worried about letting your rig out of your sight till next season? Fear not. With a storage facility, you can have access to your rig to give it a check-up once a month or at least halfway through the off-season.
Few storage facilities offer 24-hour access (for everyone’s safety and security) yet most days of the week are open from at least dawn till dusk so that you can stop in and check things like water systems, electrical, RV covers, and make sure there are no pests hiding in there.
Checking in is also a great way to get to know the employees at your storage facility, and become familiar with the staff. This is not a requirement, just a bonus.
When it comes to paying bills, we are all guilty of forgetting due dates and suffering hefty late fees. Thankfully we have automatic bill pay, now.
Set it, and forget it. Automatic monthly payments that are deducted from your account are the easiest way for bill pay to always be on time, avoiding late fees, and avoiding the stress of remembering to send out checks every month! Those days are long behind us.
Whether you are just renting the spot for your RV, or you’ve decided to utilize the facility for more than that
Doing What’s Right for Your Rig
Whether it be for the duration of the entire off-season, or just in between camping trips and road trips, outdoor RV storage is a great solution to having affordable and secure storage for your rig.
In or around Kingston, Washington, there is no better place than Kingston Ideal Storage. You and your RV will love it here! Contact for all of your storage needs.