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Putting An RV In Storage? 3 Different Types To Choose From

by Ted Davidson

There are many different types of storage options when it comes to storing an RV. Much of what you choose depends on how long you plan to keep it in storage. Before you choose one, make sure the facility has good security, such as a security guard on duty, a locked gate, or an alarm system in place. Below you will find information about three different types of storage so you can choose the one that is best for your RV.

Parking Lot

If your RV will be in storage for a short period of time, ask the storage facility if you can park it in their parking lot. This will save you a lot of money because storing your RV in this way may be less expensive than renting one of their storage units.

They may have an area of the parking lot marked off for vehicles that will be parked there.  The parking lot could have a completely separate area for this purpose.

Inside Storage

Some storage unit facilities have inside storage for large vehicles. If so, make sure the inside storage is large enough for your RV. A class A RV may be as long as 40 feet, a Class B anywhere from 17 to 19 feet, and a Class C can be from 20 to 30 feet. Either measure your RV, or look in the owner's manual to determine the measurements.

Make sure the inside storage has both extra height and length clearance to give you enough room to maneuver your RV inside of it. This also allows you to have enough room if you need to move stuff in or out of the RV.

Covered Storage

Some storage facilities have covered storage available for their customers. This type of storage protects the roof of your RV from things like snow, rain, and ice. In most cases, the covering is made of a durable vinyl and it stands on steel poles. If you prefer, you can purchase a storage covering like this at many home improvement stores, and store your RV at your house.

If you are putting your RV in storage for a long period of time, you need to make sure you get it ready first.  You will not have to worry about it getting damaged, and it will be ready to go when you take it out. Much of what you do depends on the time of year, such as during the winter. If you have additional questions about storage, contact a facility, such as National Self Storage - Denver.