Purchase An RV At The End Of The Season And Now Need To Store It? What To Know Before You Sign A Lease

If you purchased an RV at the end of the season and now you quickly need to find somewhere to store it, you want to be selective when choosing a facility. You want to know that the RV will be safe from damage and crime, and if you want to work on the unit there are features to consider.

There are units that are at indoor facilities, and there are units that are outdoor and have temperature control. Here are the things to look for when you need to find an RV storage facility.

Temperature Regulation

A temperature-controlled storage unit that can be heated on the inside will be beneficial. The benefits include:

  • Superior air quality
  • No condensation from temperature changes
  • Avoid freezing temperature damage or dead batteries
  • Less dust

When you have fluctuating temperatures, this can lead to condensation in your fluid tanks, damaged components, and more. You don't have these concerns when the temperature is regulated inside the unit.

You also won't have to worry about working in freezing temperatures if there are things that you want to do to the RV while it is in storage. Instead, you'll be able to work in comfort.

Exterior Video Surveillance

The facility should have an exterior video surveillance system to monitor who comes in and out of the property. If something happens on the property, they can look back at the video footage. You may also want to consider putting a personal video monitoring device in your own unit if there is Wi-Fi at the facility. You can monitor your unit from your phone.

Facility Liability

When you sign the lease, you want to look at the fine print and go through the contract thoroughly. This way you can see what is covered if there is damage or theft on the property.

The facility will likely offer some type of insurance plan you can add at a monthly expense. If this is an affordable option and addresses all your concerns, then get it. If you already have storage insurance through your RV policy, you won't need to pay the extra expense.

Take the time to find the right RV storage option. If you find an indoor unit you won't have to worry about prepping the exterior for your weather. If you don't get a temperature-controlled unit, you will still have to winterize everything under the hood for when the temperatures drop.