When summer vacation is over, and now, it’s a must to find the perfect place to store your recreational vehicle or RV for the rest of the year. The best RV storage Jacksonville has could involve an investment of time, money and long-term maintenance. It’s vital to find a storage facility that can handle your requirements concerning access, security, and comfort. Here are some storage tips:
Select the type of facility.
The fee for outdoor storage is cheaper than an indoor facility, but storing your RV outdoors also means it will get exposed to the harsh climate – the summer heat in Jacksonville, FL to be exact. Ultraviolet sunlight, hail, high winds, and rain can cause significant damage. Indoor units provide a roof over your RV and some climate-controlled facilities. Take a look at the differences in costs to determine if the cost of insurance and maintenance of an outdoor facility ensures pay additional storage fees for an indoor facility.
Look for sufficient space.
Select a storage facility that offers easy access to the RV and enough room for parking the car, driving in and out of the storage unit and washing RV. You must be sure the RV is protected and managed by the storage system correctly.
Inquire about extra amenities.
Some facilities offer such amenities as lighting, drainage, battery, electricity, water, garbage and sewer access. If you do not use any of the additional services, you can reduce costs by storing your RV elsewhere. In reality, a lot of these amenities help keep your RV in good condition. It’s worth your time to shop around and compare the storage space to find the amenities you need most. Ask about discounts for long-term storage or to purchase upgraded service package. Some facilities will even reward valuable and loyal customers.
Check your insurance.
Do not assume your insurance covers your RV while it is in storage. Contact your insurance representative to find out about the boundaries during storage. Compare price, and the insurance company also offers, with the policy being provided by the storage facility.
Determine the level of security.
The security level varies between different facilities. Some offer simple fenced parking lots, while others have 24/7 video surveillance and on-site security guards. Make sure that each storage device has its safety and fire alarm features, and then determine what level meets your requirements. Lastly, it’s imperative to do a last minute check and remember to turn off everything before storing the RV.