Recreational Vehicle (RV) & Camper Storage & Parking
Vehicle Storage Overview
Recreational vehicles are the ticket to freedom. They take us to the mountains, to the sea, deep into the forests, and out to the open plains. They represent what we love most about travel: freedom to explore. Motor homes, pop-up trailers, dirt bikes, ATVs, and UTVs – the options are endless. But the recreational storage for them isn’t!
Motor homes and trailers take up the driveway. The rest clog up the garage and shed. When the off-season comes around, they quickly fill up every extra bit of room in and around your home. Your ticket to freedom doesn’t have to take away your home, though. RightSpace has plenty of space to store it all!
We haven’t forgotten the cornerstone of our society: Truckers. They help feed us, keep us clothed and help us build our houses. Without truckers, we wouldn’t be the society that we are today. So we’re proud to offer our truck drivers a safe place to store their truck when they can’t keep it at home. Find a facility near you that offers this service!
Benefits to RV Storage
Reclaiming your space at home isn’t the only benefit to storing your recreational vehicles at one of our facilities across the country. There are many reasons to choose storage:
Extra Security: Many of our facilities have additional security that homes typically don’t. This includes gated access, alarms, 24-hour video surveillance, and even resident managers and hired security guards. This added security is especially important if you are currently storing your vehicles in your driveway or garage.
Weather Protection: We provide outdoor, indoor, enclosed, and covered parking for recreational vehicles. Enclosed parking means that your storage area will have three walls and a ceiling, with many parking spots underneath. Outdoor is great when you live in an area that isn’t highly impacted by weather. Indoor and covered parking helps protect your investment from the elements in the areas that do, though. Contact your local facility to discover what options are available.
Added Amenities: There are many additional features to our facilities besides just storage. We offer convenient month-to-month leasing so you can store during the off-season and stop storing when it’s time to hit the road. Many facilities also provide dump stations so you can take care of your motor home all in one place.
Easy Storage: Our facilities feature wide aisles and drive-up units for simple stow-and-go storage. That way you can get in and out without getting bogged down. It also provides peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is better protected from accidents.
Preparing Your Motor Home for Storage
Storing your motor home for extended periods of time requires a good amount of prepping to ensure it stays in great shape. Before storing, check your insurance to be certain your vehicle is covered while in storage; you’ll need to show this proof of insurance when you rent a unit.
When you choose your parking or storage unit, you’ll need to consider length more than width. Most spots are at least 10 feet wide but vary greatly in length. Some options include:
- 10x20: This should fit small RVs and pop up trailers that are under 20 feet. Consider that your trailer hitch will stick out at least a foot so add that into the space needed.
- 10x30: Small and medium-size recreational vehicles and campers should fit into this space. Class B, small Class C and large trailers will find a home here. Facilities will offer this in enclosed, open and covered spaces.
- 10x45: This should fit Class A campers and fifth-wheels, and even destination trailers. Make sure to check your owner's manual to determine exactly how long your trailer is.
Now that you know what size unit you’ll need, the next step is to prepare your RV for storage. Follow these steps to get your motor home ready for extended storing:
- Fill up your gas tank and add fuel stabilizer, letting your engine run for a while.
- Empty all of your water tanks, including sewage, fresh water, toilets, and hot water heaters.
- Clean the water tanks out with a mix of water and baking soda.
- Pour antifreeze down your drains, including your toilet, to prevent the pipes from freezing.
- Turn off all utilities, inspecting each for damage or corrosion. This includes electrical, heating, A/C, valves, and any electrical piece of equipment.
- Remove your battery entirely and store it in a place with room-temperature settings.
- Change and refill all of your engine’s fluids, including oil, antifreeze, wiper fluid, and radiator and brake fluids.
- Inspect your roof for any leaks and close vents.
- Clean the entire inside of your motor home. Wipe everything down, getting rid of crumbs and food stains.
- Turn off all of your appliances, like a refrigerator, stove and microwave, and remove your propane tank.
- Clean food out of all appliances, and remove ice from the refrigerator.
- Do a last check of the entire interior and exterior to ensure everything is in good shape.
- Chock the tires and release the emergency brake.
- Cover your motor home with a fitted, weather-proof cover.