It doesn’t make a difference whether you drive a custom-made American Coach (a bus RV) or a short 24- foot Winnebago, finding a place to park your recreational vehicle when you’re not using it might present a bit of a challenge. Not many people purchase home property providing extra large storage facilities for a recreational vehicle, but many people also have reservations about parking such a valued item at commercial storage facilities.
Can’t Park It Here
Across the nation, most, if not almost all homeowner associations will not allow recreational vehicle parking on property where it is visible above any fence line. Many municipalities also have rules and regulations when it comes to parking RVs in residential areas. This makes a need for finding a trustworthy storage facility – that is also conveniently located to your home – an important decision RV owners have to make. You want to find a location that has easy drive-up access as well as providing safety and security features that will provide peace of mind so you need not worry when dropping off your motor home for a short- or long-term storage need.
The Many Benefits Provided By Commercial RV Storage
Sure, you may be able to park your large RV on property you own, or a friend or relative owns, out in the country. But will this present a secure and safe storage situation for your prized possession? A commercial RV storage facility understands the need to be flexible when it comes to owners having access to a vehicle in order to hit the road anytime they want. You need to find a storage facility that provides you with easy drive-up access so you can quickly start up your motor home and get away for that needed, relaxing trip. You will find many different types of storage facilities that include high-tech, modern compounds as well as open storage lots surrounded by a chain-link fence. There are specialty storage companies that cater to large RVs, travel trailers, fifth wheels and even pop-up trailers. Finding the correct fit may be difficult but here are some of the things to consider:
- Find A Convenient Location – unless you plan on doing a lot of back-road driving, look for a convenient location along any of Central Arkansas’s interstates, such as or I-40. You really don’t want to have to negotiate a lot of turns and skinny roads in order to get to the Interstate. Another consideration may be the need to locate a storage facility that is closer to your home, yet still provides easy access to the Interstate.
- Choosing Between Indoor And Outdoor –keep in mind that the pricing will be different between the choice of indoor and outdoor RV storage facilities. Obviously, if your investment in your recreational vehicle is substantial and it is a recent purchase, you may wish to seek indoor facility protection. However, if your motor home is not extremely expensive or is of considerable age, an outdoor secured facility may be a better choice for you economically speaking. When choosing an outdoor facility, keep in mind that they’re going to be extra steps you need to execute preparing your vehicle properly for storage outdoors. Weather elements can easily damage any recreational vehicle stored outdoors. Therefore, it is highly recommended that RV owners storing a vehicle outdoors purchase a high-quality cover to protect your investment from the sun, rain, snow, wind, hail and other natural elements.
- Make Sure You Have Convenient Access – many outdoor facilities provide RV owners the challenge when it comes to egress. Make sure wherever you choose to store your recreational vehicle that it provides you with a wide-turning radius in order to easily negotiate getting in and out of the facility.
Consider Other Convenience Factors – consider whether the storage company has other convenience factors such as washing facilities, air hoses and/or ample room for conducting necessary maintenance on-site so you do not have to stop somewhere else to prepare your vehicle for storage. Obviously, a very important factor is having access to your vehicle 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
- Check Out The Security Level – make sure you feel comfortable with the level of security provided by the storage facility. Some simply offer a locked gate while others employ additional measures such as barbed wire, video surveillance and even armed guards. Obviously, the higher the level of security, the more costly storage fees are going to be. You’ll need to weigh your investment in rental fees considering the investment you’ve made purchasing your recreational vehicle. Keep in mind that the more security options the facility employs, the better the deterrence against any possible theft.
You may also locate RV storage facilities that do it all for you including winterizing and other maintenance services.