RV Storage for Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard Fans

It’s camping season again! And we’re positive that a good number of you are itching to jump into motorhomes and head towards Lake Ray Hubbard or Lavon Lake. The lakes’ water levels have been running high but a number of boat ramps and camping areas remain unaffected. Plus, local anglers are reporting that the fishing is fine. So if you’re ready to let those 5th wheels roll out of RV storage for the weekend, we are too.

RV Storage for Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard Fans

Our 5-acre RV storage area has more than 100 parking spots available, all within driving distance of the two lakes. So when you’re done making that big catch and posting all of the pictures on social media, why not come here? Our RV storage area’s gates open and close promptly each day. Also, all of our storage unit customers receive their own codes. So there’s no need to hustle or worry about running late.

Our RV storage area is one of the best kept in Texas. Customers love our facility because the parking spots are the perfect size to accommodate large motorhomes. And yes, the roof pitch offers a little over 14-feet clearance too. Furthermore, there are enclosed, uncovered and uncovered storage areas too. Some of the units are equipped with asphalt surfaces and others boast concrete pads. They are ideal places to tuck away all varieties of recreational equipment, including spare kettle grills and motorized boats.

If you opt to store motorized equipment, kettle grills and others materials in units near RV storage areas, make sure the proper protocols are used. For example don’t forget to empty oil drip pans and ash cans before returning the items to your designated storage area. Otherwise, they may cause a hazard or create a cleanup problem in the future. To learn more about storing all of your Lavon Lake and Lake Ray Hubbard essentials near local campgrounds, please contact us.

Uncovered Storage is Perfect for Your RV or Boat

Owning an RV, boat, or both means you can get out and explore nature. It also means having to find a place to keep them when they aren’t in use. While you may have the perfect spot on your property right now, you may need to store them at some point. Although enclosed storage is ideal, there are three times that uncovered storage is perfect for your RV or Boat.

Uncovered Storage is Perfect for Your RV or Boat

Short Notice – Short Term

Perhaps your family is planning a wedding, family reunion or other event. The event was going to be held elsewhere, but there’s been a change in venue. Your property is perfect, except for the RV parked out back and the boat off to the side. The perfect way for you to be the hero is to rent an uncovered, outdoor storage area for a few days. Your boat and RV will be safely locked in and available for you anytime you are ready to take them home.

When You’re Moving

Moving, whether it’s across town, or across the country, is a tough task. There are so many things to do, inside and outside your old home, and the new one. Make life just a little bit easier during this difficult time and move your RV and boat into an uncovered temporary storage space. Once you get settled in to your new place, you can either take them home, or continue to store them.

If You’re Selling It

Posting a listing on social media, advertising an RV or boat for sale is an excellent way to attract buyers. It can also be a dangerous proposition. Meeting a stranger at your home may not be the best idea. However, if you rent an uncovered outdoor storage space for a few days, or weeks, you have the perfect place to bring customers. Your personal code will let you in the gate whenever it’s convenient for you.

If you’re looking for storage solutions for your RV, boat, jet ski or any vehicle in and around Wylie, Texas, contact us. We understand how much you have invested in your toys and we will help you find the perfect spot.

3 Benefits of Covered Storage

When you are looking for a storage facility to house your RV or boat, covered storage is an excellent option. For so many reasons, opting for a covered storage facility will prove to be a beneficial decision. And today, you will discover three of the biggest benefits of covered storage for your RV or boat.

3 Benefits of Covered Storage

  • Added Security: While any professional storage facility that offers uncovered storage will go to great lengths to make sure every RV and boat they house will be 100% protected, covered storage space tends to give customers extra peace of mind. Everything contained in a covered storage facility is secured day and night with the best locks and security systems.
  • Protected From Weather Elements: While RVs and boats are built to withstand harsh weather elements, these modes of transportation will have even greater protection in the case of a severe weather emergency. Owners of boats and RVs can sleep soundly knowing that during even the harshest rainstorm, they have nothing to worry about.
  • Easier to Keep Things Clean: When you store your boat or RV in an indoor storage facility, it makes it easier to maintain cleanliness. You won’t have to worry about debris, dirt, dust buildup, or other elements taking over your boat or RV when it is stored in a clean environment. When you store your property inside, it will always have that brand new, sparkling clean look to it.

To learn more about the many benefits of covered store for boats and RVs, please contact us.

Spring Check List Before Pulling Your Boat From Storage

Spring Check List Before Pulling Your Boat From Storage

Spring is here which means it is time to get back out on the water. If your boat has been in boat storage for the winter, there are a few things you should do before getting your boat back out on the lake.

  • Change the Oil. If you didn’t change your oil in the fall before you stored your boat for the winter, now is the time to get it done. Check all your filters and fluid  levels.
  • Check the Battery. Don’t take your chances on the water, make sure your battery is in great shape before heading to the lake. Boat batteries tend to be a little more temperamental than car and truck batteries.
  • Test Your Safety Features. Check out your horn and lights to make sure everything is operational. Make sure you have life jackets on board.
  • Clean Your Boat. Hopefully you left the boat clean before you put it away for the winter, but it is worth going over it one more time. Be sure to clean all the terminals.
  • Check Seals, Pumps and Gas Lines. These items are worth checking at least once a year, so spring is the perfect time to give everything a thorough inspection.
  • Run Your Boat On Land. The last thing you want is to discover a problem with your boat when you are already in the water. So, it is a good idea to turn it on while you are still on land to make sure everything is running smoothly.

If you’re looking for a convenient location to store your boat anytime you’re not using it, please contact us. We’re close to the lakes and offer options in every price range.

Before Buying a Boat, Find Convenient Boat Storage

The warm weather has all of us looking forward to a summer full of fun and excitement. If you can’t wait to start planning your summer weekends and little trips away with friends and family, there is no time like the present.

Before Buying a Boat, Find Convenient Boat Storage

Start filling your calendar with all the activities you know you want to get to this summer. You should definitely plan at least one weekend on the lake. Of course, if you owned a boat, you could just clear your calendar and make every single weekend a lake weekend.

However, before you buy your boat, you need to look into a few practical considerations.  For example, where will  you store your boat while you’re not using it?  If you happen to have an oversized garage, then you’re all set, but most neighborhood HOAs won’t let you leave a boat parked in your driveway, and you definitely can’t leave it parked on the street.

Don’t let these small concerns keep you from realizing your dream of owning a boat, because boat storage is available in every price range. You can choose open boat storage, covered boat storage or a enclosed storage. If you live near Wylie Texas we offer boat storage that is just three miles from Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard so storing your boat with us may actually be more convenient than keeping it at your house.

If you have any questions about boat storage, please contact us.

It’s Rainy Season, Let Covered Storage Help

A garage is not merely a garage, when it can offer you peace of mind, protect your investment, and allow you easy and quick access to what you have stored.  Party Barn Boat & RV Storage offers a variety of secure and protective storage, from covered, enclosed, to uncovered.

Which coverage option should I use?

It all depends upon what sort of recreational craft you are wishing to store.  If you have canvas covers, these can offer some protection against the elements.  They do fade though.  And they are soft covers versus firm ones that can shield your boat or RV.  Completely enclosed storage cannot be beat as all destructive forces are kept out.  But this method can be inconvenient.  So, one of the best choices can be covered storage.

Why Choose Covered Storage?

Covered storage offers the most protection against weather.  From hail to rain, our covered storage options offer you a chance to get your boat, RV, and other recreational craft out of the searing destructive rays of the sun and those ever-present gifts from above: guano.  These forces can cause cracks in the fiberglass, tears in the canvas, and your gel coat can deteriorate and leave your finish with a chalky appearance.

It's Rainy Season, Let Covered Storage Help

Storing with us is simple.  If you need days, weeks, months, or years, our facility can accommodate your desired access times.  As for long-term storage, there is no need to worry about battery drain either.  We offer covered storage that has electrical hook ups.

Storage Location

Storing with Party Barn Boat & RV Storage is conveniently located three miles from two popular recreational sporting areas: Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard.

Do we have enough room for your boat or RV?

Our sprawling five acre storage facility has room for over 150 vehicles and it is lined with 12 inches of crushed asphalt surface.  You will feel safe and secure pulling your investment onto our property as well as being able to easily come and get it exactly when you need it.

With those five acres, you will most assuredly have ample space to maneuver your vehicle and/or craft.  Our covered storage options have clearance up to 14 1/2 feet.

Ease of Use

We offer protection from the elements as well as protection from intruders.  Our simple, yet secure code system to access the gate can be operated without even getting out of your car.  And you create the four-digit code to access the system.  Hours of operation of the facility are quite open too:  5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Payment

We accept all credit cards and of course cash.  We also offer the convenience of automatic withdrawal, which would occur every quarter.  Contact us today at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage to help protect your investment!

3 Question to Ask When Looking For Boat Storage

3 Question to Ask When Looking For Boat Storage

Owning a boat is a wonderful luxury that allows for spontaneous fishing trips on the lake, summer boating excursions, and other fun water activities. But like any great luxury, there are some responsibilities that come with owning a boat. One such responsibility is ensuring that the boat has the right boat storage to keep it safe and secure. Before choosing any boat storage location, you need to ask yourself these three questions.

  • “Is This Facility Reliable?” An easy way to tell whether or not a boat storage facility is reliable is by finding out how long they have been around. In addition to that, don’t be afraid to talk with the people working at the facility as well as ask current clients about their experience. When you find a facility with good word-of-mouth, it’s a great indication that they are worth trusting.
  • “Is The Facility in a Good Location?” In general, most boat owners will want to store their boat in an area that is neither too far from their home nor too far from a body of water. Secondly, you will want to make sure that the facility is centered in a safe location. Check out other things around the storage facility and determine whether or not the area is secure enough for your boat.
  • “Is There Easy Access?” You will want to know if the facility allows for easy access to your boat. Stop by the facility to ask any questions about accessibility and get a feel for how they operate. You want a place that safely stores your boat while also making it convenient for you to access it.

For more information on boat storage, contact us today.

4 Important Tips for Boat Storage

4 Important Tips for Boat Storage

What you do in the process of preparing your boat for storage is just as important as storing your boat in the first place. Like with an RV, your boat is an investment and not just of your money but also of your time in making priceless memories. Like with all investments, regardless of the monetary value, we all want to protect those items. Your boat is no different. Taking the time to carefully prep your expensive toy will ensure nothing goes wrong during its stint in boat storage. Below are 4 important tips to consider for storing your boat.

  • Tip 1: Proper Support: This is highly important in regards to the structural integrity of your boat’s hull and frame. Just placing your boat, whatever its size, anywhere on dryland without proper support will only lead to distortion and warping of the hull. This will leave you with an unusable boat. There are several different ways to support your boat which include but are not limited to: Blocks, a custom boat cradle, or jack stands. There are a few areas to keep in mind when placing these supports such as the engines and keel.
  • Tip 2: Water Drainage: When your boat is not in storage, it’s most often in water as such, when it’s time to prep it for storage and you pull it out of the water, pull your bilge plugs. If you do this first and get it set up on your supports you can angle the bow upwards to allow as much water to drain out as possible. In doing this first, you’ll save yourself a lot of time. While the water is draining, you can then clean it out as well as perform any maintenance that needs to be handled.
  • Tip 3: Thoroughly Clean and Dry: Now that your boat is set up to drain water, you should make the most of your time by giving your boat a thorough scrub down as well as clearing out any and all food. Open every drawer, cabinet and compartment then take out every food item. Doing this will ensure your boat is free from any infestations while it is in storage. Also, scrub down every surface to clear it of bacteria and allow it to completely dry. Letting everything you have cleaned dry out will make sure that mildew and mold will not grow during the time your boat is in storage.
  • Tip 4: Maintenance: Take the time to go over every surface both inside and outside of your boat, check in every nook and cranny for any maintenance you can perform. Taking care of torn sails, surface cracks or tarnish will give you more time to enjoy your boat when you’re ready to pull it out of storage. Also, fixing those cracks will make sure they don’t expand while in storage.

The above tips are only a few of many that are out there in regards to boat storage. These four will help ensure your boat is ready to go into storage as well as make sure you can be out sailing when other’s are fixing up their own boats after you’ve pulled yours out of storage. If you would like more information or you have any questions in regards to boat storage, please, feel free to contact us.

Save Time by Preparing for Drop-Off with Boat Storage

Save Time by Preparing for Drop-Off with Boat StorageStoring your boat can be an inexpensive way to get your boat stored somewhere when it is not in use, along with providing you with the peace of mind that it is going to remain in good condition for the length of storage. While towing to the boat storage facility and dropping it off seems easy enough, you can avoid any complications later on by taking the time to prepare your boat for storage.

Top Off the Fuel Compartment

Similarly to a car, you want to make sure that your boat’s fuel compartment is always left full when it will not be turned on for a long period. Condensation can end up forming in the fuel tank if it is left empty, leading to major problems when it is taken out on the water again.

Use Anti-Corrosion Spray

Any electrical parts need to be protected with the application of anti-corrosion spray that can be used directly on any of the electronics, helping to prevent deterioration that can be expensive to repair later. With the corrosion spray used for every electrical connection, you can store the boat without concerns over anything corroding.

Disconnect the Battery

Lastly, you need to disconnect the boat’s battery to make sure that it does not drain unnecessarily. By removing the battery and storing it elsewhere or in the same storage facility, you can preserve it so that it can be used again once you are back on the water.

If you need to store your boat for a few months or longer due to being out of use temporarily, do not hesitate to contact us about our storage options.

 

The Do’s and Don’ts of RV Storage

The Do's and Don'ts of RV StorageThe holidays of 2015 are long over and the first month of 2016 is at an end. Storage units are now full to bursting with things new and old. You’re done traveling for the holidays. You’ve packed away all of those holiday decorations. The new gifts you received that are best used in the summer months have also been packed away. There is just one final item to prep and store. You’re RV. Prepping and storing your RV might be old hat to you and for others it may be an entirely new process. Below are a few Do’s and Don’ts for RV storage.

  • Do make sure to winterize your water system: This is especially important in colder climates where snow and rain are a fairly common occurrence. Pouring some non-toxic antifreeze through your water system will prevent freezing and cracking within your water lines.
  • Don’t park your RV just anywhere: Just like Storage Units there are places you can rent to “store” your RV. Some of these places offer enclosed storage and some offer open storage spaces. Many places such as RV Dealerships and Campgrounds offer storage for your RV. That being said it is wholly possible to store your RV on your own premises. If this is the option you prefer then make sure to find a flat piece of ground to avoid unauthorized movement. Also, avoid trees and places where plant life, such as weeds, will overgrow it.
  • Do shut down or turn off any and all appliances within the RV: Making sure you unplug your lamps, that travel coffee maker, the fridge and any other items that need electricity to operate will help ensure your RV’s batteries are not drained when you pull it out of storage. Also, be sure to shut off the main breaker of your RV. Electricity is her own entity and can get up to mischief if not treated with due respect.
  • Don’t forget to give your RV a good thorough cleaning: The last thing anyone wants to have to deal with when they pull their RV out of storage is an infestation of rodents, insects or both. What you’ll want to do is clean out your fridge and defrost it. Clean and dry it thoroughly. Doing this will prevent mold from growing in your fridge. Next, open every drawer, every cabinet and every compartment then clear out any and all food. Even those types of food that come canned or bottled need to exit the RV. Clean and dry every surface from the floor to the ceiling. Like with the fridge, this will keep mold and mildew from building up and becoming prime real estate for bacteria.

The above Do’s and Don’ts are but a few tips for helping you prepare your RV for storage be it long-term or short-term. While there are many other tips and tricks out there, these will certainly put you on track. If you have any questions or you would like more information on RV Storage, please feel free to contact us.