When your traveling season comes to a close, you face a major choice with your RV. Should you store your RV at home (on-site) or should you store your RV in an off-site RV storage facility? The decision made here can affect you and your RV in several ways, some positive and some negative. Therefore, it is important to weigh the pros and cons carefully to make sure you find the best option for you and your prized recreational vehicle. Take a look at a few things to consider as you decide between on and off-site RV storage.
How big is your RV?
For some property owners, the size of their RV is the single-determining factor for if they choose to store their vehicle at home or at a facility. If you have a rather large RV, this vehicle can require a substantial amount of room on your driveway or on your property. Therefore, it may be more logical to look for off-site storage.
Do you have a protected place to store your RV?
If you intend to park your RV for several months, it is best if the vehicle is not directly exposed to the elements. Not all property owners have enough space in their garage for an RV or even to build a protective awning where an RV can be parked. By contrast, storage facilities designed specifically for RV storage will ensure the vehicle is out of the wind, rain, sunlight, and snow.
Do you have an RV storage facility nearby?
While RV storage facilities are far more widespread than they once were, you may not have a facility nearby. If that is the case, you may be happier to have your RV parked at home for the off-season. However, even if you have to drive a bit to get to an RV storage site, it may be worth it if you don't have a lot of space or adequate at-home protection for your vehicle.
How long do you intend to store your RV?
Are you looking for RV storage for a few months? Or, are you more likely going to be reusing your RV within a few weeks? RV storage off-site is available for short-term storage. In fact, some companies rent storage slots by the week. However, most RV owners prefer to keep their RV at home if they don't intend to store the vehicle for very long.