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How to store a motorhome, trailer or motorhome

Storing an RV is an important part of protecting the investment you made in a recreational vehicle, no matter the type. When you first buy an RV or trailer, you are investing a significant amount of money to be able to use it. This starts from the moment you drive or take it off the lot and into the future. Why not protect it when not in use in the best possible way?

Let’s take a look at RV, RV, and trailer storage options to determine the correct way to store your gear when not in use.

RV storage at home

When you store an RV, you can do it in a number of ways. Some RV owners choose to store equipment at home, although laws across the country are changing to make this more difficult. Before storing an RV at home, make sure your city allows it and be sure to follow all ordinances related to RV parking. Also, make sure you are a good RV neighbor as well.

If you choose to store an RV at home, be sure to invest in tire covers, a vehicle cover, and take the time to maintain your RV, especially in the off-season. During the winter, you go through a process to prepare your RV in which you clean, flush the lines, and prepare the RV or trailer to survive the winter.

If you’re storing an RV long-term for a season, you still want to winterize it. Every time you store an RV at home or in a storage facility, it goes through a similar process. This helps preserve and keep your RV or trailer in the best possible condition, so when you’re done storing it, you can start using it with minimal hassle from sitting for so long.

Pro Tip: Check with your city to see if there are any regulations on the books that prohibit you from parking a recreational vehicle long-term on your property. The last thing you want is to get a ticket or find your rig towed because you didn’t follow the rules.

RV storage elsewhere

RV storage is one of the fastest growing storage and construction markets in the country. As more Americans turn to RVs, they are looking for ways to store and keep their RVs in tip-top condition.

RV storage facilities are like storage centers, where you rent a unit and store boxes, furniture, and other belongings for the short or long term. RV storage facilities are large, offering security, air conditioning, and other factors that help preserve an RV or trailer when not in use. These facilities are often found in warmer climates, which is why you will find many RVers traveling south in the fall before winter attacks and returning in early spring to pick up their RVs to use during the warmer months.

Recreational vehicle storage buildings are typically steel buildings designed to be built in the home or property of the RV owner for use to store an RV or trailer. When built, they often contain a variety of features, allowing owners to have storage space for more than just the RV, but anything they need for maintenance or when on the road. RV storage buildings serve a dual purpose for homeowners, allowing them to store and protect their RV along with everything they need for their next trip.

Pro tip: RV storage doesn’t necessarily have to be in an “RV storage location.” Look for storage facilities in your area that offer RV storage but don’t promote their location as such. You might be surprised by the deals you get this route than a dedicated RV storage facility.

Do You Really Need RV Storage?

RV storage is gaining popularity among RVers, but not all RVers invest in it.

Depending on where you live in the country, how often you travel, and the type of weather you encounter, RV storage may or may not be right for you.

After spending the money you have on an RV, why wouldn’t you want to make sure it’s protected from the elements, seasons, and theft? RV storage lets you do all of that and more when you’re not out on an adventure. Find the right solution to help keep your RV in tip-top shape when you’re not using it.

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