Author: Party Barn Boat & RV Storage

Use Boat Storage to Stay on Top of Maintenance

It’s the end of the boating season, and now is the perfect time to consider all of the maintenance you have been wanting to get done on your boat but have not had the time to get around to it. Even if you are not winterizing just yet, preventive maintenance is an excellent habit to get into.

Use Boat Storage to Stay on Top of Maintenance

But pulling your boat out of the water and then putting it back in again…and then repeating this process after every maintenance job is finished, just wastes time and money. Consider our boat storage options to solve this problem. Here are four maintenance tasks you might be considering undertaking and how our storage options can make it so much easier.

1. Bottom Painting

Your craft weathers harsh conditions on a daily basis. Algae accumulate, slowing your boat down and clogging important engine parts, propellers, and more. Pull your boat out and store it with us in one of our uncovered, enclosed, or covered options and then take your time arranging for the painting to begin. You don’t have to worry about trying to time pulling it out and then bringing it to the painting location.

2. Sprucing up the Fiberglass

It is darn hard to wax your boat when it is in the water. But pulling it out gives you access to every angle, allowing you to wax and polish to your heart’s content. And, if you do bottom painting first, then you will have one fine looking vessel to put back into the water come boating season.

3. Hull Openings

When you pull your boat out, you can use this opportunity to check for water tightness. You simply cannot check these below water hull openings when the boat is in the water. Additionally, confirming the proper operation and functioning of all engine and exhaust openings will help keep your engine running smoothly. Also, checking the stuffing box for leakage is another important step to take. Speed and depth sensors are often neglected too.

4. Rigging Check

Another maintenance check is directed towards sailboats. It concerns rust. It is important to check where the rigging and stays are attached to the chain plates. This is yet one more maintenance act that is just easier to check off your list when the boat is on dry ground.

This list hardly covers all the maintenance task you might undertake for your boat. But it does help you get started.

We’ve Got You Covered…or Uncovered

Regular maintenance of your boat is critical to long-term usage. But a boat in the water limits the amount of work you can do on it. Easy access to those hard-to-reach areas is solved by pulling the boat out of the water. But sometimes, you are not ready to take on all the projects you need to do. When you utilize our storage options, you are free to arrange your maintenance tasks on your time, all while knowing that your craft is safe and protected in our facility.

Party Barn Boat & RV Storage also offers 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!

Indoor or Enclosed Storage: What’s Right for You?

Here in Texas, we like to hold on to warm weather thoughts as long as we can. But now that winter has officially been ushered in, you might find yourself scrambling for where and how to store your RV during these chillier months. You know you don’t want it sitting in your driveway, but what are your options?

Indoor or Enclosed Storage: What's Right for You?

When you work with an RV storage facility like ours, you’ll find a variety of safe and affordable options as your biggest decision is choosing whether to choose outdoor or in enclosed storage. Here are some things to consider as you look at your options:

Outdoor Storage

This is the lowest priced option — and hence the most popular option — for storing RVs, trailers, and boats on a storage facility. You’ll enjoy state-of-the-art security and assurances that your RV will be kept safe and in good condition. You can choose either:

  • Open parking.  Here, your RV gets parked in a designated parking space in an uncovered area.
  • Covered parking.  Here, your RV gets parked in a covered space similar to a massive carport. This protects it from the worst of rain and UV damage, as well as the rare hail storm.

However, with both outdoor storage options, there are no walls to protect vehicles from all types of elemental damages. Even prolonged sun exposure can have negative impacts on your RV.

Enclosed Storage

While it is a bit more expensive, more people than ever are requesting enclosed storage facilities. That’s because here your recreational investment enjoys the highest amount of protection in a fully enclosed parking space. This adds an extra layer of security while climate-controlled facilities further protect sensitive electronic and piping components and four walls + a roof keeps out all of the elemental damage.

For more information about enclosed storage and why it is the hot trending storage pick for boats, and trailers, contact us today.

Why Covered Storage is the Best Choice for Your Boat This Winter

If you are finished with using your boat for the year and are looking for a good storage option, now is the time to look into covered storage at a storage company that is accustomed to storing boats. Even though you have other options, including potentially storing your boat on your own property, choosing covered storage can be the best choice for a host of reasons.

Why Covered Storage is the Best Choice for Your Boat This Winter

First of all, it’s a good way to make sure that your boat is safe from the elements this winter. The last thing that you probably want to deal with next spring is winter-related damage that could have been prevented if you would have shielded your watercraft from the ice and snow.

Secondly, storing your boat in covered storage is a good way to prevent theft. After all, it can be all too tempting for a potential thief to see a nice boat parked, unprotected and uncovered, on your property or elsewhere.

It’s also smart to keep your boat away from your own property for a few reasons. Storing your boat on your own property is a good way to end up damaging your grass or otherwise causing damage to your lawn, so even if you are able to enjoy your boat in the springtime, you might not be too happy with the look of your yard. Additionally, storing your boat on your property can affect your home’s curb appeal and might even get you some nasty looks from your neighbors.

Overall, if you are looking for the best storage option for your boat, looking into covered storage is your best option. If you contact us at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage, you can talk to our professionals, who know all about storing recreational vehicles, boats and more and who can help you make a plan for storing your boat properly.

What RV Storage Can Do for You

For those who enjoy recreational vehicles, RV storage is a common concern. Proper storage is part of taking good care of your RV. Should you park it at home? Can you park it at home? Instead of wrestling with neighbors, the law, and your own worry, consider a dedicated storage spot in a secure facility. Here are a couple of major benefits of RV storage.

What RV Storage Can Do for You

Provides Protection

RVs are large investments that provide you with the comforts of home while on the road. A dedicated storage space provides security for your home away from home and relieves you of worry. By storing your RV safely and securely, you’ll have no fear of vandalism or theft. Your batteries, propane, and entire unit remain intact and untouched.

Saves Space

If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association or residential regulations on RV parking in streets, driveways, or on the side of our home, RV storage is for you. Perhaps you would simply rather not take up valuable space around your home. RV storage allows you to have the freedom to enjoy your vehicle at any time while keeping it out of your way when you’re not using it.

When you own an RV, you want to spend time enjoying it, not worrying about it. To solve the problem of space and security, store it in a safe place. At Party Barn Boat & RV Storage, we offer that secure space for your RV at an affordable price.

Feel free to contact us today to inquire about our spaces and availability.

Uncovered storage – Get your boat looking its best

All good things must come to an end. But all good things deserve to look their best even if they have to wait to be used again until next season. Whether you are planning on taking your boat out of the water or merely wanting to use this time of year to spruce it up, Party Barn Boat and RV Storage can serve your needs.

Uncovered storage - Get your boat looking its best

A prime activity to undertake at this time of year is waxing your boat. It is obviously incredibly easier to wax on a stable surface, where you can reach all important parts – than teetering over the side, trying not to fall in the water. Enter uncovered storage.

Party Barn’s standalone boat facility offers customers a safe protective option out of the water. And our uncovered storage spaces can give you a chance to spruce up your boat before loading it back up for some more fun or putting it to sleep for a few months. With a few rags and a few polishing supplies (color restorer, wax, and polish), your cozy boat spot gives you access to all important parts of the boat. Then, shiny and new, hook her back up and boat in style.

With a gate and code entry system, your prized possession is safe with us. If you are looking for secure uncovered storage for your boat, consider Party Barn Boat and RV Storage. If your needs change, we can also offer you an array of covered and enclosed options, as well as electrical hookups. Contact us to find the perfect storage choice for your boat!

Top 3 Boat Storage Needs To Consider

Having a boat is such an amazing opportunity. You can make all sorts of memories and pass hours upon hours enjoying your favorite pastimes if you have one. But what can you do with your boat when you aren’t on the water. If you aren’t able to or don’t want to store your boat at your home you will need to find storage for it. Here are our top three features to look for in a boat storage unit.

Top 3 Boat Storage Needs To Consider

  1. Location, Location, Location. This popular adage is important to consider when looking for boat storage. You want to store your boat close to your home, or even better, to where you play. Imagine driving towards your local lake or reservoir and stopping only a few miles away to pick up your boat.
  2. Indoor and Outdoor Options. The amount of money you want to spend on storage if you want to winterize your boat and the value of your boat are all factors that determine whether you want indoor or outdoor storage. Read here for an article about winterizing boats in Texas.
  3. Security You Can Trust. Many storage units have keypad entry, but you want to look for one that has individual codes for each customer instead of a universal code. A universal code is more easily dispersed and easier for intruders to figure out.

Party Barn Boat and RV Storage, located miles from Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard, is an excellent choice for boat storage. The location couldn’t be better for those who like to play at these picturesque lakes. Our security is top-notch and we have indoor and outdoor storage options. For more information on storing your boat here, contact us today.

Keeping Cold Weather Tip-Ups and More at the Ready

The summer season is winding down at Lake Ray Hubbard and Lake Lavon. Anglers are abandoning the submerged brush and looking for those picture-worthy bass closer to the surface. Then in a few more weeks, they’ll be looking for them in the deep water as fish become increasingly harder to find. Good thing enclosed storage for the colder months isn’t as elusive as the region’s fish. Anglers can find it right here, in Wylie. Here how are our cold weather tip-ups can help you this season.

Keeping Cold Weather Tip-Ups and More at the Ready

Tackling the Hardest Storage Problems

At Party Barn Boat & RV Storage, we free anglers up from having to worry about where to store their fall and winter gear. Our well-maintained acreage is close to the lake and is suitable for storing everything a Texas angler needs to continue fishing well into the New Year. For instance, night fishing for stripers and white bass in January is definitely a possibility. Just store those twister tail jigs in a winter tackle box and place it in our enclosed storage units. They’re large enough to hold the biggest tackle boxes on the market.

Jigging Your Way, Every Day or Night

Furthermore, our secure, enclosed storage facility is accessible 24/7. So with a few pushes of the keypad’s buttons, nighttime anglers can grab their jigs and be on their way. The same is true of boats, rods, and reels. The only thing we wouldn’t recommend placing in enclosed storage is live bait. After all, that has to stay fresh in order for the fish to bite. No worries, though, anglers! There are plenty of year-round bait shops nearby. For example, Leroy’s Bait & Tackle is just 5 minutes away from our enclosed storage facility and he’s typically got minnows. We all know how much the fish overwintering in Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard love minnows.

To learn more about putting fishing gear in enclosed storage near the best angling spots in Texas, please contact us today.

4 Advantages of Covered Storage

If you’re looking for the safest option when it comes to storing your expensive boat or RV, covered storage is the way to go. It protects your significant investment from the elements, prevents interior and exterior damage, provides invaluable peace of mind and helps preserve the environment, so you can enjoy the open road or water for years to come.

4 Advantages of Covered Storage

  • Sun Damage Prevention: When the harsh sun beats down, it can do irreversible damage to your stored boat or RV. Covered storage protects from the paint peeling, molding damage and interior fading caused by prolonged sun exposure and excessive heat.
  • Tire Damage Prevention: When RV and boat trailer tires are exposed to consistent heat and humidity changes, it can cause premature cracking. This is especially true when they’re stored for long periods of time. Covered storage makes tires less vulnerable and prevents pricey tire replacements down the road.
  • Security: Using covered storage for your boat or RV makes the risk of theft or vandalism next to zero. Covered facilities are secured 24 hours a day and help to ensure the absolute safety of your boat or RV.
  • Environment: Covered storage protects the earth and water from the oil and fuel leaks that come with RV and boat storage. Even a little leak can do a lot of damage, and covered storage helps protect the earth as well as your prized possession.

To learn more about the many benefits of covered storage for boats and RVs, please contact us at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage today.

Boat Storage For Your Protection

So, the summer’s end is upon you. It’s been a great one, because as it so happens, you are the proud owner of a boat. This sure can make for some quality family time, as well as has given you the opportunity to invite along some friends. You may have even made a few new friends along the way.

Boat Storage For Your Protection

During the summer, you likely have stored your boat at a campsite, or on a boat dock where you typically direct access to the water. But let’s be realistic. More of these places are just not up and running year-round. They are seasonal.

With that, you are left with a dilemma. Where will your boat storage be for the winter? For most of us, there isn’t room at our place of residence. The fact is that most families already have more than one vehicle in the driveway, and that’s if you are lucky enough to have a driveway. There isn’t enough space to add a boat. In most states, it’s illegal to park a boat on the street, unless it’s attached to a vehicle. Now, who has time to attach and detach the boat every time they have somewhere to go?

We have your solution. At Party Barn Boat & RV Storage, we have you covered. You can choose what works best for you. We offer enclosed , covered  and uncovered storage. We sit on five acres of property, so we are able to house plenty of boats. We are only three miles in either direction of Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard,  so you don’t have to travel far to get back on the water when you bring your boat back out of storage.

Please contact us for more information on what we offer. We are happy to house your boat until you are ready to enjoy another summer on the waters.

Covered Storage For Your Motor Vehicles

Sometimes life throws you a loop and you need to find storage for your vehicles. That can range from RVs to motorcycles, to ATVs, and boats. There are lots of circumstances that bring about the need for covered storage for your vehicles. Here are a few that are common at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage.

Covered Storage For Your Motor Vehicles

  • A Move: Sometimes people live in a place where they have the space to store these extra “toys” and when they have to move, they lose that ability. Whether it is an HOA that doesn’t allow them to park their RV or they simply don’t have enough space anymore, they have to find a new home for their vehicles.
  • A New Purchase: Often customers at Party Barn never intend to store their boat or RV at home. They knew they would be finding a storage solution for their boat or RV when they bought it.
  • The Eye Sore: Some people love their boats, RVs, and ATVs but simply don’t want to see them parked in their yard or driveway. Those vehicles are for adventures and don’t look good outside of their homes.
  • Apartment/Condo Living: Some of our customers live in apartments and still want to have a boat or RV. Just because they don’t have a place to park it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have one!

These are some common reasons people rent covered or uncovered storage for their vehicles at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage. If any of these situations applies to you, contact us today to see about renting a space to store your vehicles.