RV Storage

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated December 6, 2012)

If you have an RV, then chances are you have run into the little problem of where to store it when it's not being used. After all, an RV is great when you are driving around and visiting all the beautiful locations that this world has to show us. However, when you are not driving it around you have this huge vehicle (roughly the size of a bus) that is taking up your driveway. That's where RV storage comes into play. Here are a few simple guidelines that can help you find the best possible RV storage in your area.

  • Types of storage. Basically there are two kinds of RV storage that you can choose from, and they are either indoor storage, or outdoor. Usually, the best possible type of storage that you can use for your RV is going to be an indoor storage unit. An indoor storage unit will protect your vehicle from the ravages of the weather, and even keep it looking better longer, since it will not be exposed to the weather. However, there is a draw back to using this kind of storage—the price. Typically, indoor storage is more expensive than outdoor.
  • Requirements. Many RV storage locations will have requirements that they will need you to follow. Some of these requirements may include that you leave a copy of the key to the RV with them, have a full gas tank (for safety purposes) and so on. Make sure that you fully understand what the requirements you are expected to fulfill are before parking your RV.
  • Limitations. Just like there are usually some kind of requirement, there are also going to be some kind of limitation as to what the storage facility can and cannot accept. Usually the limitation will deal almost strictly with size and space. How much space do they have to store your RV? How close will the RVs be to each other when they are parked? How large of a vehicle will they accept? Make sure that you know the answers to each of these questions, since it may limit whether or not you can actually use the facility or not.
  • What is included? What services will be included in your storage? Will they have someone come out periodically and start the engine so that everything will be in good working order next year? Will you be able to come and get to your RV easily? Will there be twenty-four hour security?
  • How much? Just as with any storage company, you will be charged a fee to store your RV. Make sure that you know exactly how much that you will be charged for their services. Some places will charge by the season, while others will charge by the month, be sure that you know the difference. Above all, make sure that you can afford to pay for the storage service, since you may not be allowed to remove, or even access the RV until you have paid your bill.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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