Month: October 2020

What Kind of RV Storage is Best for You?

Having an RV is a lot of fun.  It is also an investment.  So when the season ends and it is time to store your vehicle in a storage facility,  what kind of RV storage is best for your situation?  Should you choose uncovered storage, covered storage or enclosed storage?  Each one has its advantages.  Here are a few.

What Kind of RV Storage is Best for You?

Uncovered Storage

Choosing uncovered storage for your RV means that it is out in the open, similar to parking it in your driveway, but you have the peace of mind of knowing that it is in a secure facility.   Tall fences and locked gates keep would-be thieves and vandals away from your rig.  Uncovered storage is also the least expensive way to store your RV.

Covered Storage

Selecting covered storage is a great way to give your RV some protection from the elements without breaking your bank account.   Typically, covered storage means parking your rig under a carport-like structure that guards against rain and sun.   You have paid good money for your RV, and covered storage is a way to keep it safe and in good shape during the off-season.   Costs for covered storage are a little more than for uncovered storage.

Enclosed Storage

This is the granddaddy of RV storage.  Enclosed storage offers the most protection for your rig.  It keeps it safe, dry and prevents weather-related damage.   A facility with enclosed storage electrical hook-ups is even better.  You will be able to power up your RV right in the storage facility if needed.  Enclosed storage costs more than uncovered or covered storage but also provides the most peace of mind.

You want to take of your prized RV so it will stay on the road for years to come.  When your ready to choose what kind of storage is best for you, whether uncovered, covered or enclosed, please contact us.  We will keep your rig safe and secure.

5 Steps to Prepare Your Boat for Storage

You’ve enjoyed your boat all summer, but now that cold weather has arrived, it’s time to think about storing your boat. Proper boat storage involves more than just taking it out of the water. To avoid unexpected damage and costly repairs, it’s essential to prepare your boat before you store it. Here’s how to get your boat ready for storage.

5 Steps to Prepare Your Boat for Storage

Clean Your Boat

Before taking your boat to storage, give it a thorough cleaning. Scrub the hull and the interior with soap and water. Remove any residue and barnacles. If your boat has a cabin, check your cabinets and refrigerator and remove any food items. You should also wax the boat’s hull.

Prepare Your Boat Engine

While idling the engine, flush your boat’s outboard engine with fresh water and refill your cooling system with antifreeze. Disconnect your fuel hose, then let the engine run until it stops. This will drain your fuel line. Apply fogging oil to your spark plug holes and your carburetor. Top off your fuel tank, and don’t forget to add fuel stabilizer.

Disconnect the Battery

Make sure your battery is fully charged, then disconnect your battery cables. Clean your battery terminals. Coat the battery terminals and the battery cable ends with grease. Store the battery in a dry, warm place.

Lubricate Moving Parts

Proper lubrication will keep your boat running smoothly when you take it out again. Lubricate your steering system and control mechanisms to protect them during storage.

Cover Your Boat

Cover your boat to protect it from dust, dirt, and moisture. For long-term storage, shrink wrapping your boat can provide an extra layer of protection.

If you’re looking for a place to store your boat this season, give us a call. Party Barn Boat & RV Storage offers covered, enclosed, and uncovered storage options. Contact us to learn more.