4 Tips for Keeping Your RV In Shape

When your RV is not being used, it’s important that you keep it well maintained during those times. Without doing so, parts can break down and lose their functionality. Here are a few tips to help you out.

4 Tips for Keeping Your RV In Shape

Make Sure Your Seals Are Working

In order to keep your RV nice and dry, the seals on your roof and around your doors and windows need to be able to keep out any moisture. Over time, however, seals can start to crack and loosen. It’s a good idea to check your seals every few months, or even replace your seals and reseal your doors and windows for good measure.

Look Underneath

Take a look underneath your RV every now and then. Check out all the parts. Make sure nothing seems out of the ordinary or broken.

Keep It Cool

If you’re storing your RV outside, it can heat up during the summer months. Temperatures inside your RV can reach well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This can cause damage to inside parts and accessories. To prevent this from happening, open the vents. An even better solution is to store your RV in an indoor self-storage facility.

Keep the Roof Covered

Rain, heat, snow, hail, falling branches, cold weather, hot weather, and more can damage your RV. Keeping your RV’s roof covered can help prevent a lot of this damage. Use an indoor or covered RV storage facility to store your RV while you are away.

Need a place to store your RV? Contact us today!

Long-Term Auto Storage: A Good Option When Fixing Up a Classic Car

If you are in the process of fixing up a classic car, you might be excited about finally being able to hit the road with your vehicle. However, you might have a long road of repairs ahead of you before this can happen. If this is the case, then you may want to consider long-term auto storage at a facility like Party Barn Boat & RV Storage. Here’s why.

Long-Term Auto Storage: A Good Option When Fixing Up a Classic Car

Avoid Cluttering Your Garage

If you are like many people, you might have limited space in your garage. If you keep your classic car in there while you’re working on it, you might not have room to park your other (running) vehicles, your lawn equipment or anything else. If you rent a storage unit, however, you’ll have space to store your car, and you’ll be able to use your garage at home normally.

Avoid Problems with Your HOA

If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association, there might be a rule about having non-running vehicles on your property. By keeping your classic car off-site, you won’t have to worry about running into any problems with your HOA.

Give Yourself Room to Work

You might be planning on spending a lot of time working on your classic car. If you have it in a long-term auto storage facility, you’ll have space to keep tools and parts, and you’ll have room to work on your vehicle as well.

As you can see, if you are working on fixing up a classic car, it can be a good idea to look into long-term auto storage. If this is something that you are interested in, contact us today to find out more about the storage options that we offer!

3 Options for Storing Your RV

Looking for a place to store your RV trailer between trips? There are a number of options available, and they all have pros and cons. Let’s go through them, one by one.

4 Options for Storing Your RV

At Your Home

You can store your trailer at your home. It doesn’t cost anything, but it comes with many cons. Most people don’t have room in their garage, which means that you’ll have to store it outside. The problem with this is that there is no security, especially when you’re not home. In addition, it can be an eyesore and annoy your neighbors. Besides, there may be zoning laws preventing you from parking it on the street.

Uncovered Storage

Uncovered storage at a trailer storage facility is a very popular way of storing RVs. It’s pretty cheap and convenient, and you have access to your RV whenever you want. The storage area is protected by a security gate, so your RV is safe. The downside is that your RV will be exposed to the elements, including rain.

Covered Storage

Covered storage is also outdoor storage, but your RV will be covered overhead. This protects it from most weather elements, especially during the summer. It doesn’t protect it from things like wind, moisture, and insects, but you can always prevent damage by using insect screens, ventilating your RV to prevent moisture buildup and so on. It’s a good compromise between outdoor and indoor storage.

Looking for a place near Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard to store your RV? Contact us today!

Taking Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water

Those April showers are over, now is time for May flowers and that beautiful boating weather. But before you wheel your water toy out of our trailer and boat storage facility and into the water, you’ll want to do a quick check of the important components. That’s because while our boat storage facility keeps your equipment secure and safe from inclement weather, it’s still good to check all of your electrical and other sensitive components before firing up the ignition and zipping across the bay. Consider this quick engine and electric checklist:

Taking Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water

  • Begin by verifying that your battery holds a charge. Use a plug-in wall charger if your battery is at a medium-low charge. If depleted, replace.
  • Inspect all of the local connections for signs of corrosion, brush off any rust if minor or replace if major.
  • Inspect fluid levels and either top off or change as needed.
  • Inspect the boat’s fuel hoses for any breakage or cracking. You also want to ensure they aren’t soft or brittle anywhere and that all fittings and clamps are rust-free and secure.
  • Inspect engine belts and hoses and replace any that show signs of wear and tear.

Additionally, now is a great time to check your propeller for any distortion and do a once-over on your hull. If you plan on putting your boat into the brackish water, make sure it has the proper protective coating.

For more information about taking your boat out of (and into) storage at our secure location, contact us today!

Spring Weather Calls for Enclosed Storage

Spring in Texas is beautiful! From the bluebonnets blooming to the birds singing, there is much to love about this time of year in the Lone Star State. However, there is one thing Texas natives do not look forward to this time of year.  Weather is unpredictable, and spring storms can blow in at a moments notice.

Spring Weather Calls for Enclosed Storage

Plan Ahead

If you do not plan ahead for the spring weather, the storms have the potential to cause a lot of damage. Life is often unpredictable, but there are things that you can do to prepare for the storms and protect your property. This is why enclosed storage is so important, especially in this part of the country where weather patterns vary drastically from day-to-day.

Weather Forecast

If the weatherman says there is hail in the area, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your boat or RV will be hit. By securing your RV or boat in an enclosed storage facility, you can rest easy knowing your boat or RV is under a cover and not left unprotected from elements.

Enclosed Storage

The Party Barn Boat & RV Storage offers enclosed storage that is easy to access. We are in an excellent location that is close to Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard. It is a secured storage facility where you will have your own 4-digit code to open and close the gate.

Please contact us for all of your storage needs. We will be happy to assist you in finding the best storage for your boat or RV.

Safe and Secure Camper Storage at Party Barn Boat and RV Storage

At Party Barn Boat and RV Storage, we specialize in providing safe and secure storage answers for your valued recreational assets. Our Camper storage provides each individual customer with a site ranging from 12’x30′ to 12.5’x60′ to safely and securely accommodate storage needs for RVs and campers of varied sizes. For added safety and convenience those storing recreational vehicles in our gated facility enter through a locked gate with a 4 digit ID easily without ever having to exit your vehicle.

Safe and Secure Camper Storage at Party Barn Boat and RV Storage

Customers can select from uncovered, covered and enclosed storage options with or without electric hookups. With over 5 acres of storage, all on a 12″ crushed asphalt surface, our facility was constructed with our customers in mind. The layout of our facility is easy to navigate and to park and store RVs and campers. Plus, we are just minutes from both Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard which provide a multitude of overnight camping options.

For your convenience, our RV and camper storage is located between Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard for easy access to those nearby recreational amenities. With abundant campgrounds on these lakes so close to our storage facility, it makes it easy to enjoy a night or weekend away with family and friends.

According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (R.V.I.A.), the average camper or RV owner uses their unit approximately 26 days annually. During 26 days of adventure travel, the RV or camper allows for comfortable and affordable lodging for individuals, couples, and families to enjoy exploring the country from coast to coast with the comfort of home while on the road. When not traveling, at Party Barn RV and Boat Storage we provide a safe and secure storage facility for your home away from home when not in use.

For information on our uncovered, covered and enclosed storage options to safely and securely store your RV or camper please contact us today.

3 Reasons Boat Storage Is Better Than Storing Your Boat at Home

As a proud boat owner, you love your boat and want to make sure that this prized possession of yours stays safe and sound. But what is the best way to do that? Should you store your boat on your driveway, front or back lawn, or in an indoor boat storage facility? Here are some things to consider.

3 Reasons Boat Storage Is Better Than Storing Your Boat at Home

Have Peace of Mind

Having your boat securely kept in a locked indoor facility will give you the peace of mind necessary to travel places. What if you want to go to your winter home for a few month each year? What if you want to take a summer vacation for a week? When your boat is secure and protected, you can always travel without worrying about theft.

Keep Its Value

You never know when you might want to sell your boat. Perhaps you will want to upgrade to a better quality boat sometime in the future, and being able to sell your old boat will help you finance your new purchase. Having an “always garaged” boat will keep its value high. It will protect your boat from damage by the elements, whether that be sun, rain, hail, snow, ice, wind or falling trees.

Save Space

Unless you live in a mansion on a multi-acre property, you probably don’t have enough space for a full-sized boat. You need your garage for your cars and your kids’ bikes. You need the back lawn for hanging out, a swingset for your kids, and family barbecues. And hey, maybe your boat is taking up space you can use for a swimming pool. In any case, using a storage facility will clear up precious space.

For great boat storage solutions, just contact us.

Protect Your Classic Cars With Long-Term Auto Storage

Classic auto collectors want their cars in perfect condition, either for their own joy or for when they decide to sell them off. If you’re looking to protect your investment from damage, long-term auto storage centers are a great idea.

Protect Your Classic Cars With Long-Term Auto Storage

Storage Centers Protect From Weather Damage

Your mint-conditions classic cars have to stay in great shape to be worth anything. A bit of rust or some weathering will decrease their value and can also cause a spiral of increasing damage that is difficult to stop. Storing them in a long-term auto center protects your investment by keeping them out of weather conditions.

Create An Easy-To-Access Display Area

When you’re trying to show off your classic cars to potential sellers, it is important to have a display area that is easy to reach. Long-term auto storage centers are great for this reason as they create a comfortable place for your vehicles. You can show them off to potential buyers all in a line, creating a great showcase that shows off what you got.

Most Centers Are Flexible

Are you looking for a center that is willing to haggle on pricing? Most are willing to discuss discounts, particularly for those who are storing their autos long-term. They are particularly interested in finding people who want to store a large number of autos. For these clients, they will offer deals in order to attract them to store as many vehicles as possible.

So if you’re interested in long-term auto storage as a way of protecting your cherry vehicles, please contact us today. Make sure to ask about our discounts or specials to ensure you get the greatest deal.

Boat Trailer Storage: Spend More Time Boating

Towing and unloading…towing and unloading. The actually boating part of the trip is what you want to spend most of your time doing. Instead, you lug your boat to the lake, back it down the ramp, dock it, get back into your truck, drive it to the parking lot with the trailer, then go back to your boat and finally started enjoying your day.

Boat Trailer Storage: Spend More Time Boating

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get rid of some of these steps and begin your boating excursions much faster? There is a way: utilize boat trailer storage, and leave your trailer close, but out of your way.

Consider a Marina

There is no doubt that storing your boat in the water results in increased monthly costs. But also consider the cost (and time spent) of driving a trailer every single time you want to use your boat. That is no cheap endeavor either. But docking your boat in a marina allows you immediate access to the boat. And the most logical choice for your trailer? Store it at nearby Party Barn Boat & RV Storage.

Party Barn offers safe, secure storage enabling you to quickly pull your boat out of the water when you need to, without requiring you to return home for your trailer. Then, when it is time to pull your boat out for maintenance or at the end of the season, or for an emergency, you didn’t have to be psychic and know beforehand that you should drive to the marina with your trailer.

Enjoy Your Time on the Lake

The most important part of deciding to store your trailer is how much time do you want to spend boating and how much time do you want to spend dinking around with your trailer? Have peace of mind with the secure options offered at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage. They also offer a gate and code entry system for extra protection. Whether you need quick access uncovered storage or desire more protection with our covered or enclosed options, check us out! Contact us to find the perfect storage choice for your boat!

Camper Storage 101: Preparation Tips

Are you thinking about storing your camper this season? Before you lock the doors and leave our lot, make sure you’ve checked the following tips on camper storage to ensure your adventure vehicle will be in top shape when you return:

Camper Storage 101: Preparation Tips

  • Charge up the batteries.  Batteries will lose charge over time, so it’s best to ensure they are at a high level to prevent them from going bad. You’ll want levels of at least 80% (it’s a good idea to check them with a hydrometer or voltmeter once a month if possible). Also, inspect the electrolyte levels and add distilled water if low.
  • Clean up the batteries and their terminals.  Another battery storage must is to ensure they are completely disconnected from your camper and to clean all terminals — you can use a simple baking soda and water mixture.
  • Drain all pipes and shut off all power.  You want to leave your RV in completely dry conditions. Drain water from any water tanks and lines you have, shut off all propane tanks and shut off the main electrical breaker. If you have a refrigerator in your RV, make sure it has been completely defrosted and cleaned out. For best effects, leave its doors open while you’re away to promote air circulation.
  • Choose the right storage space.  An RV storage facility like ours ensures an extra level of security and protection that might be unavailable in your driveway or backyard (plus it’ll be out of your way!). You can choose to either park it on our open log, covered parking, or in an enclosed storage space.

If you need help with any of these tips, don’t be shy and ask us! We’re more than happy to work with you to ensure your camper is safe and secure before you leave the premises. Contact us to learn more.