If you own an RV or trailer, storage for it may be something you’ll consider someday. Whether you want to be able to park the RV or trailer like you do your car or are looking for an additional way to protect it from the elements, RV storage for your property can be a way to do it for a price. Here are some things to know when you decide to add RV or trailer storage to your home or office.
3 Things to Keep in Mind About RV Storage
Depending on where you live in the country, the type and size or your RV or trailer, along with what type and size storage you need, may vary in pricing, materials and other factors. City ordinances may come into play, too. Anything from an enclosed storage space to a half-open space can work for a trailer or RV, but it depends on the area.
There are three primary types of RV and trailer storage solutions to consider for your property:
Enclosed storage is essentially a building, like a garage. It can be accessed either by the use of a garage door or side door. Depending on the size of the RV or trailer, this could be the costliest option. The other option to consider when thinking of enclosed storage is converting your garage – if tall enough – to RV storage. For smaller trailers, this could be a real possibility and one of the most cost-efficient options.
Three-sided storage is fully enclosed, except for one side which is where the RV and trailer would enter and exist, along with its owner. Rain, snow and other weather conditions can still reach the trailer or RV which leaves it less protected from the elements. If you have a double-wide driveway or ample space on the side of your home, a three-sided storage solution is very doable.
Canopy storage utilizes a roof to protect an RV or trailer. This is the least effective way to store an RV or trailer because it only provides minimal protection from the weather, other vehicles, and people. It is the cheapest way to store your RV or trailer when not in use and can be accomplished as simply as throwing a tarp over your rig in your driveway.
Costs for RV and trailer storage can vary from taxes, fire sprinkler systems, building materials, permits, landscaping, demolition of an area to make space for the storage and more. In fact, it can be as intensive as trying to build a house for the first time on a piece of land depending on where in the country you’re looking to add RV and trailer storage.
Since many communities across the country don’t allow for RVs and trailers to just be parked on the street, sooner or later you’re going to have to figure out how to park your trailer or RV without being fined. Trailer and RV parks can become expensive, so thinking seriously about storage or a garage for them is the key to making your life that much easier.