RV & Boat Storage
StorageMax has storage options for all of your outdoor recreational vehicles. Our RV storage and boat storage spaces will provide you the peace of mind in knowing that your valuables are safe and secure. Several of our StorageMax facilities provide both Covered RV/Boat Storage, and Open RV/Boat Storage in a range of sizes to accommodate most Recreational Vehicles. We also have room for your boat, trailer, motor sport vehicle or auto. Check our competitive RV/Boat Storage Rates for all sizes and prices.
The customer self parks their vehicle and has access in to StorageMax with a unique PIN code seven days a week. StorageMax facilities are lighted, surrounded by secure fencing, and monitored 24 hours per day by camera surveillance. Spaces are rented on a month-to-month basis with no long term contract to worry about.
For your added protection, we have compiled a list of RV and Boat Storage Tips.
Boat Storage Tips
The following steps can be taken to protect your boat while in storage. Additionally, specific procedures recommended by the boat manufacturer should be closely considered.
- Prepare your engine in accordance with the owner's manual. In winter, this will normally include draining and flushing the cooling system; draining and refilling the crankcase; applying oil to inside of each cylinder through the spark plug holes; and other preservative actions.
- Thoroughly clean the hull, decks, cockpit, bilge, all compartments, lockers and the exterior of engine, and coat with an appropriate wax or preservative.
- Drain fuel lines, pumps, carburetor and tanks or fill completely, and add fuel stabilizer.
- Leave all floorboards up, doors ajar, ports and skylights open, hatches partly open, drawers and lockers open.
- Carefully fit a well-made cover, provided with ventilation ports. If boat is to be stored outdoors, make sure there are no low spots in the cover that will hold rainwater.
- Place a cover over engine. Do not leave the engine exposed to the sun or rain.
- Don't forget the trailer. Check tire pressure, and cover tires, if they will be exposed to the sun. Check and pack wheel hubs, if necessary, and lubricate jack.
- Finally, note dates of registration, tags, certificates and insurance, etc., and plan for renewal, if they expire during your storage term.
RV Storage Tips
- Review your owner's manual for system storage tips.
- Make sure to remove all perishable items from cabinets and refrigerator.
- Clean the inside of refrigerator and leave door open to ventilate.
- Turn off refrigerator, verify that all power sources are off by checking 12 volt, 110 volt and LP gas.
- Clean rooftop A/C filters and cover the outside unit.
- Clean the interior of the RV, pull shades and close blinds.
- Turn off the propane cylinders and cover the regulator.
- Cover vents to the furnace and range hood for long-term storage.
- Close all roof vents and windows. If needed, used chemical-type dehumidifiers to prevent condensation.
- Check tire pressure and cover the tires if they are exposed to outdoor elements.
- Inspect roof, body, interior, soft molding and caulking.
- Service locks with spray lubricant to prevent rust and freezing.
- Remove batteries, store in an area that is not subject to outdoor elements and test periodically; charge if necessary.
- For motorhomes, check all operating fluid levels under the hood, top off the gasoline tank and add a fuel stabilizer.
- Make sure to empty and thoroughly rinse out all holding tanks. During the winter, all water tanks, lines and pumps should be drained and filled with non-toxic RV antifreeze to keep from freezing the system.