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Why You Need Covered Storage for Your RV

Dec 22nd 2015 at 11:17 PM

Owning an RV is a great luxury. Whenever the urge strikes, you have the freedom to travel. It also has its challenges. In most parts of the country, RV owners experience extended downtime when weather, work and other conditions are less conducive to road trips. You need a safe, reliable place to keep your vehicle, and if you don’t have a prepared location at home, you’ll need to consider a storage facility or lot. These are the reasons you should stick to covered spots over open options.


Sun Rot


This is the biggest reason you park a car in a garage when you can. The rubbers, plastics and paints on the vehicle are vulnerable to sun damage, even in the winter. There are few worse ways to kill your excitement than to go to your RV at the end of the offseason and find it unavailable for your impending trip. A simple roof will reduce maintenance costs and keep the vehicle primed for use by blocking the sun’s UV rays.


Harsh Weather


You only get a handful of bad storms each year, after all. Well, your RV has to endure all of them, and without a roof it is engineering against nature. While there are some amazingly built vehicles out there, nature will always inevitably win this battle. Keep in mind that the RV’s increased size makes it substantially more susceptible to wind and hail damage than a sedan.


Water Damage


Cars typically don’t suffer from water damage, so you might be inclined to think that the same will be true of your RV. The major difference is that cars don’t usually sit unused for the lengthy periods that most campers will see in an offseason. No vehicle is perfectly water tight, so when the rain comes, humidity levels will raise on the inside. Because you drive your car so frequently, it usually has a chance to vent stale air and effectively dry. A stationary RV will hold the humidity for lengths and enable molds and mildews to grow and wreak havoc. A simple cover eliminates the majority of this threat.




Covered lots, by necessity, create space between your vehicle and any others. This makes your RV less likely to suffer from incidental damage. Additionally, quality covered storage will often offer better security than open lots. While this doesn’t completely prevent the chance of theft, it can affect your insurance rates.


You have plenty of options available. To look at RV storage in Salinas, check out this website.


Author Bio:

An expert at storage solutions, Sarah shares her knowledge on matters relating to this. You can find her thoughts at Storify blog.

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