Boat and RV Self Storage

Lyle Ellerbee

If you’ve been tossing around the idea of purchasing a boat or an RV, there are a few questions you’ll want to ask yourself. However, you’re not really sure where you’re going to store these new toys. San Diego, CA self storage units are the perfect place to store your boat or RV. If this is your first time searching for boat and RV self storage there are several questions you should be asking before deciding where to store your boat or RV.

Price is clearly something will play a big factor in deciding where you want to store your boat or RV; you’ll want to find something that is affordable but still has all of the features you’re looking for. Self storage facilities have several different features that help protect you and your belongings, such as climate controlled self storage units, security cameras, high walls or fences, and electronic gate access. You may want to inquire about where the cameras are placed and other types of security features that the self storage facility offers, if entry is a key combination or a padlock.

To determine the type of space that you need to store your boat or RV in San Diego, CA self storage will depend on the size of these items. A 10 by 20 unit is equal to the average size of a one car garage, so if you are storing a small boat or a vehicle this unit will probably suffice, or a 10 by 30 self storage unit will allow for more room in the unit. You will want to make sure that if you chose a self storage unit then the amount of space in the self storage unit will allow you to move freely about it and maneuver your boat or vehicle without damaging it.

When storing your boat or vehicle you will want to cover it and lay a protective covering like a plastic sheet underneath the fuel tank. Self Storage facilities often charge a cleanup cost of their storage facility, which you will want to ask about these types of fees before signing a lease with a self storage facility.

There are several different types of RV self storage. The most expensive is an enclosed garage unit, which is similar to a garage. The enclosure may have amenities such as heat and electricity and can only be accessed the RV owner. The second type is a covered self storage unit with three walls, no amenities are provided but it will protect your RV from the elements.

The third type of San Diego self storage is covered parking, your RV is parked under a canopy which protects your RV from the sun but does not block your vehicle from moisture or wind damage. Another way that self storage facilities can store your RV is in a gated parking lot or in a parking garage. RV covers are also available to cover your RV and protect it from the sun, wind, and rain.

Remember that hazardous and combustible fluids and items are not allowed to be stored in your self storage unit so make sure that you have drained the gasoline from your boat or RV. Be prepared to show proof of insurance of the item at the time of signing the lease. If you’re not going to be storing your boat or RV in an individual self storage unit you may want to take photographs of the boat of RV to protect your belongings from damages that may occur. Also check with your insurance provider to see if your insurance policy covers storing your boat or RV in a self storage facility.

Lastly don’t forget to check with the San Diego self storage facility to see if they offer specials or discounts. Some facility offer discounts to long time leasers or renters who find their facility online. Just remember nothing beats calling the self storage facility and asking the manager to swing by and check out the self storage for yourself.

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