Month: November 2018

Camper Storage: Why It’s Preferred Over Parking in Your Yard

If you own a camper, you may think it’s okay to park it in your yard between uses. However, dedicated space from Party Barn Boat and RV Storage is a better solution for a number of reasons, a few of which are listed below.

Camper Storage: Why It's Preferred Over Parking in Your Yard

#1. It protects your camper from storm damage

During a storm, your vehicle is virtually unprotected if sitting out in the open. As such, you could easily sustain damage from falling limbs, hail, and flying debris. Our covered spaces will keep your camper safe regardless of the weather conditions outside.

#2. Keeps people from breaking in or vandalizing your camper

A recreational vehicle can often be an attractive nuisance to passersby. Leave your camper sitting for too long, and it is likely to get broken into or even vandalized. That won’t be a problem when it’s parked inside our secure facility. Our property is surrounded by solid fencing and an electronic gate that only those with approved access can open.

#3. It frees up space in your yard

A camper can take up quite a bit of space in your yard, leaving you with little room left to enjoy. It can also make mowing and other yard chores more cumbersome. Not only that, but having an extra vehicle sitting in one spot for months or weeks on end can sometimes become an eyesore. When you rent storage from us, your camper will be tucked neatly out of sight, yet close enough for you to easily access whenever you’d like to use it.

#4. You can maintain compliance with local ordinances

Many locations have ordinances against parking recreational vehicles in your yard. You could be faced with a huge fine for failing to comply, and in some cases the charge might come out to more than what the cost of storage would be.

These are just a few reasons why you should stop parking that RV in your yard and store it safely with us. To find the storage spot that is just right for you, please contact us.

Want to Store Your Boat? 3 Ways to Prepare for Uncovered Storage

When you think of renting a storage unit for your boat, you may imagine putting it in something that is like a garage. But, even though you may intend on using boat storage, you may not want to commit to such a large monthly expense when you have an alternative option. This is when you will want to use uncovered storage to protect your boat for as long as you need it stored.

Want to Store Your Boat? 3 Ways to Prepare for Uncovered Storage

Before you feel confident enough to put your boat in this kind of storage situation, you should take some preparation steps to make sure your boat is thoroughly protected.

Get Protective Coverage

Although you may not get protection from the elements with uncovered storage, this does not mean that your boat must go without this protection altogether. You can invest in a boat cover that covers your entire boat from top to bottom to keep it from being exposed. If the cover is not water resistant, you should consider adding a tarp as a secondary layer to make water slide off.

Remove All Valuables

While you may feel confident about the security measures of the storage complex, you should still remove all valuables before you put the boat in storage. Even if you plan on bringing these items back when you take it out of storage, this extra step will keep these items from being damaged or stolen.

Get an Inspection

Getting a proper boat inspection is worthwhile before you leave the boat for a few months. For instance, you want to avoid a situation in which a rusted part gets worse while in storage. You may also have fluid levels that are low that should be refilled to avoid complications later. If you want to be extra safe, you can ask a boat repair professional for their storage advice.

Contact us if you have any questions about uncovered storage.

3 Boat Trailer Storage Tips

Obviously, it’s important to prepare your boat for storage and that is a labor intensive task on its own. As a result, it is easy for a boat owner to forget about another important investment: their boat trailer. Getting your boat trailer ready for storage is important for ensuring that it has a long usable life. If you are storing it for the winter, the right maintenance steps can keep it in working order when you head back to the water in the summer. Stay tuned for 3 boat trailer storage tips:

3 Boat Trailer Storage Tips

1. Clean Your Boat Trailer

Boat trailer storage begins with getting it clean. Whether it looks clean or not, you should wash your boat trailer before storing it. Even if your boat has never even been near salt water, you still need to clean it. Minerals and dirt from fresh water can cause corrosion.

“Cleaning” in this context does not mean merely hosing your boat trailer off. You need to take care to remove all the dirt on your trailer with the right cleaning products and equipment. Once it is clean, let it dry completely before placing it into storage. Letting it dry helps to prevent mold growth.

2. Inspect for Rust

Perform a thorough check for rust. The most vulnerable points are joints and welds so look carefully at these places when inspecting your boat trailer. If you find any rust, use a wire brush to remove it. Once the rust has been removed, you will want to coat the area with a galvanizing compound.

3. Remove The Tires

Autoblog suggests that the best thing for tires like your boat trailer’s tires is to remove them before storage. Removal can stop flat spots from forming while also preventing dry rot. You also have the option of keeping them covered to protect them from sunlight.

If you are in the Lake Lavon area and want to store your boat trailer for the winter or at any other time of year, contact us today at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage.