Welcome back to the Allstate Storage News Blog! It’s the end of 2017 already, and deep into winter. RV and Boat season has passed us by (unless you are a snowbird living in your RV, in which case the season is in full swing!) and it is time to figure out where you are going to be storing the giant things. RV, boat storage can be done in a number of ways, though by the end of this blog you might have an idea of what we think is best.
RV Boat Storage Options
When it comes to storing your RV for the off season you have a few options. The classic, of course, is to park it in a backyard or lot, whether it be yours or your families. We’ll give you a hint here, this is the least preferable for most. Not only is it a bit of an eyesore to have a massive recreational vehicle poking up above the fence, it also does some damage to the yard that it sits in. It is slightly better than leaving it parked in front of the house on the street but only barely. You can also find a parking facility or RV lot that will allow the space to be rented and parked.
Storing a boat is similar. Depending on the craft or the options you have available. A boat can be stored at a marina, sitting in the water while you wait to take it out again. It can also be pulled out from the water and put on a trailer. Then the decision of where to put that trailer. If you have space in the backyard you may do just that, leaving the boat on the trailer and parked over the offseason. Leaving it out on the street can be an option but often not for long.
When it comes down to it, you may just not have the space to store RVs or boats, no sizable yard to take up or just prefer to keep a tidier appearance when it comes to your landscape. In those scenarios, there is another option that may not occur to most but is certainly viable.
Using RV Boat Storage from a storage facility! Self Storage facilities (like Allstate) often have more than just drive-up shuttered units. With access to a large fenced area, you can utilize their space to park or store your vehicles during the off season and not have to think twice about any of the details.
Is it legal? Absolutely, no need to worry about getting a ticket when the large vehicle is stored in a facility! How does my yard look? Certainly does not look like a shanty town with vehicles parked all over! Your home keeps its perfect, homey look and your yard does not get torn up by vehicles driving across it. What about security? Being in a self-storage facility means it is under watchful eyes of management and you do not need to worry about theft or vandalism like you may if parking in front of your home. If you have a boat or RV and store it in your vacation destination rather than trek it back home, you can rest easy knowing that while it is out of your sight, it is secure and protected by surveillance and fences.
Using a storage facility for RV/Boat storage might not be the first idea that comes to mind but it can really be the best option available. For the cost, you are getting a number of assurances that you will no longer need to think twice about. Your vehicle is secure, safe, legally placed and will be ready for you to pick up whenever you see fit.
That will do it for us this time on the Allstate Storage News blog! If you are looking for a place for RV boat storage contact one of our Arizona or Nevada locations and see what arrangements can be made. Until next time, Happy Holidays from all of us here at Allstate. See you next time.