4 Things You Need to Know About RV Storage

4 Things You Need to Know About RV Storage

When adding an RV to the family, it is important to know how to properly store the motorhome when it is not in use. Listed below are 4 things you need to know about RV storage including preparation, size, security and climate control.


Preparation

When prepping for the winter months, it is important to make sure your RV is protected and ready to brace the cold! Begin by removing all perishable items and food. Next, place moisture-absorbing materials throughout the motorhome to prevent mold. After clearing the interior, be sure all propane tanks are disconnected. Before you leave your RV, cover it up with a breathable tarp to keep it clean and prevent it from pests.


Climate Control

Many self-storage facilities include an option for a climate-controlled space. Keeping your RV in a heated space protects it from the harsh cold environment in the winter months. However, this feature can affect the price, so make sure to plan accordingly with your budget. A non-climate controlled space can cost between $50 - $125, while a climate-controlled space will raise the price to an average between $100 - $450. Despite the price difference, a climate-controlled space will help protect your RV and can save money on repairs in the long run.


Size

The size of your RV will determine where or not if your vehicle can be stored in the facility. Keep in mind that certain locations cannot accommodate larger motorhomes, so be sure to coordinate and make sure your storage provider can store your vehicle. RV’s are separated into 3 classes based on size. These categories are listed below to help you identify your RV.

  • Class A -
    • Class A motorhomes are the heaviest as they are built on a heavy-duty frame. These RVs will need a larger parking space. These spaces can reach up to 40 feet long. If you want to store your RV indoors, you may need a special facility.
  • Class B -
    • Class B motorhomes do not require as large of a parking spot as Class A. This vehicle is only 17-19 feet long, so the parking area needs to be around 20 feet. This size space is standard for RV storage facilities.
  • Class C -
    • Class C motorhomes are long and need a storage space around 30 feet. Some storage facilities cannot store RVs this large,, so be sure to call ahead to make sure they can accommodate you.


Security

Keeping an RV in a storage facility during the colder months is a great option for safety as well. Due to theft and damage, RV owners usually choose not to keep their motorhome in their driveway or on their property. Paying for storage allows for constant supervision that is not available at home. Storage facilities offer protection from a security officer, facility employee, or digital supervision like a security camera. If you’re looking for added security, choosing a climate-controlled unit adds even more protection by keeping the RV inside.


We have units from small to large, that are climate controlled. You may only need us for a few months, or you may find that our units fit your long-term plans. Give us a call or come see us, and protect your treasures! Beltline and Security Stor-Alls are located in Mobile, Alabama, for all your storage needs! Check out Beltline and Security on Facebook, or visit us online at www.StorAlls.com


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