Where Can I Store My RV?
Your RV is your home away from home while out on the road. But where is your RV’s home when you’re not using it? Finding the right RV storage solution for your needs doesn’t have to be difficult. Storelocal has RV storage facilities around the country with amenities to keep your vehicle safe and road-worthy until its next adventure.
Whether you have a smaller Class B motor home or a large Class A bus, there’s a place for your vehicle. If it won’t fit in your garage or driveway or if local restrictions limit where you can park your vehicle, self-storage is a great option for long-term or seasonal RV storage.
Types of RV Storage
There are three types of RV storage, each with its advantages and disadvantages.
- Indoor RV storage is the best option to protect your RV or trailer from the elements, but it will likely cost more. Indoor spots may be harder to come by and not all facilities offer them.
- Outdoor RV storage provides a safe place to park your trailer or vehicle without the elemental protection. This is a good budget friendly option. Spots are easier to come by, so you’ll have a place to park when your road trip is over.
- Covered RV storage is a good compromise and gives your motor home some protection without the cost of an indoor facility. Covered facilities are less common and spots may be competitive to secure.
Seven Amenities to Look for in RV Storage
When you park your RV, you want to feel confident it will be safe. To ensure that your recreational vehicle is in good hands, consider what storage facility amenities will give you peace of mind. Many of our self-storage facilities offer a combination of these features:
- 24/7 video surveillance. Knowing someone is always looking after your property is worth the price of storage. With cameras constantly recording your property, you know that thieves will think twice. In the event something does happen, there is always video evidence
- Electronic gated entry. Most facilities are fenced with an electronic gate. You have one way in and one way out. Your vehicle is safe from unauthorized visitors and prowlers.
- Convenient access hours. If your facility doesn’t have 24-hour entry, you want to at least know that the hours you can access your motor home or trailer match your needs. Looking to get an early start and beat traffic? Make sure you can get in.
- On site management. Besides a security system, it’s nice to know that an actual human being is monitoring your RV. If you have questions or issues, an on-site manager is always available to help during business hours.
- Online account. With online bill pay your payment never be late. You can manage your account and update your lease.
- Month-to-month lease. With a flexible lease, you can come and go easily. Plan seasonal getaways or impromptu excursions without having to worry about paying for an unused space.
- Wide driveways. Maneuvering a large vehicle takes finesse. With wide lanes and spacious turnarounds, parking your RV is a cinch and getting out won’t be a hassle.
How to Prep Your RV for Storage
Here are a few bonus RV storage hacks to make sure your vehicle remains in good working order until you’re ready to hit the open road again. Prep your vehicle before you park it to maximize its lifespan and maintain its overall health.
- Wash it. Keep dirt and grease from destroying paint and exterior of your vehicle.
- Clean and inflate tires. Place your vehicle on blocks or drive periodically to prevent flat spots.
- Clean awning and fabric. Keep that sunshade in good condition.
- Use a breathable cover. Protect your exterior from the elements and prevent interior mold with a RV cover.
- Turn off appliances and the gas supply. Make sure you’re not leaking.
- Defrost freezer. Leave fridge and freezer doors open to prevent mold.
- Remove foods. Not only can perishables spoil, but they can also attract rodents and pests.
- Turn off breaker/ unplug electronics. Make sure you aren’t using power.
- Remove batteries in winter. Cold temperature can drain or ruin them.
- Empty water tanks/heater. Add anti-freeze to lines in winter.
- Add fuel stabilizer. Run engine to distribute before parking.
These are a few ways RV drivers can keep their rides humming for years. Consult your owner’s manual for a full list of long and short-term storage procedures.
Safe and Convenient RV Storage Near Me
To find the perfect parking spot for your recreational vehicle, check Storelocal’s location finder from the dropdown menu or contact us. We’d be happy to match you with a facility near you.