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Tips to Prepare Your RV for Storage

One of the benefits of living an RV lifestyle is to travel to warmer or cooler climates according to your personal preference. Perhaps you like to seek cooler temperatures when the Texas heat is blazing; or maybe you prefer to travel and explore during winter months when there are fewer vacationers on the road. However, there may be times when your schedule dictates that your travel plans be put on hold. When this is the case, where do you store your RV?

Tips to Prepare Your RV for Storage

Parking an RV in a residential neighborhood is a rarity as there likely is inadequate space for RV storage in the garage, side yard, or behind the house. Additionally, parking an RV in a residential area may be banned by city ordinances due to height restrictions, blocking the sidewalk, potential hazards while backing in/out to park, or exceeding the maximum number of parked vehicles per house.

Party Barn Boat and RV storage offers plenty of space, protection, easy access, and peace of mind to protect and store your RV any time of the year. We have 150 storage spots available. You choose whether your needs require uncovered, covered, or enclosed storage. Our storage property is securely gated and accessed only via security code. We are conveniently located near Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard, just a short drive from the Dallas suburbs. We offer flexible rental agreements including monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and yearly to meet your needs.

Before bringing your RV to Party Barn Boat and RV storage, consider these tips when preparing your RV for storage:

  • Clean your RV inside and out to prevent mold and mildew.
  • Ensure all food is removed to avoid attracting unwanted critters.
  • Cover your RV with a breathable cover (or consider enclosed storage to protect from weather and pollen).
  • Cover your tires to reduce UV damage to them.
  • Flush and clean all tanks.
  • Cover the water heater, furnace, and refrigerator vents.
  • Consider adding biocide to the fuel tank to deter algae growth in the fuel.
  • Defrost and dry out the freezer and refrigerator, and place a box of baking soda inside to eliminate odors.

Summer, fall, winter, or spring – contact us today for reservations and storage rates. We have a spot waiting for you!

A To-Do List Before You Store Your Boat or RV

Before you store your boat or RV for the winter season or for a period of time when you’ll be out of town, there are a few important things to do first. Once you have all of these steps taken care of, you can safely store your vehicle without any issue. In this post, we’ll introduce you to a comprehensive to-do list before storing your boat or RV.

A To-Do List Before You Store Your Boat or RV

  1. Make Sure The Vehicle is in Working Order: Before you can store your boat or RV away from a long period of time, you need to first ensure that said vehicle can still operate correctly. The last thing you or a storage facility wants to deal with is a vehicle that breaks down and can’t be moved without a tow. Speaking of a tow, it’s important to confirm that your vehicle can be driven into the storage facility rather than towed. This also ensures that the vehicle is indeed in working order.
  2. Have The Proper Credentials: Don’t show up to the storage facility without first bringing all the proper documentation. You’ll need to present the center with proof of insurance and vehicle registration. You’ll also need to make sure that the vehicle has current, updated license plates and tags that won’t expire during the time the vehicle is being stored.
  3. Run a Quick Inspection: Before storing your vehicle, check the tires to make sure they are inflated. Next, check the gaskets and fuel lines. It’s also a good idea to get as much gasoline out of the tank as possible before storing the vehicle for a long period of time. You can also ask the storage facility if additional security measures can be put in place, such as tie downs and tire locks.

Need more information on vehicle storage? Don’t hesitate to contact us today!

Secure Your RV With The Right RV Storage Facility

Your RV is your very own home away from home as you travel from one destination to the next. Not only is it your home while you are a traveling, it is also a sizable financial investment. When you are not using your RV, we know you want to make sure your RV stays in the perfect condition and that it remains safe. Instead of parking your RV in your backyard or letting it take up most of the space in your backyard, you can choose to store your RV in a storage facility.

Secure Your RV With The Right RV Storage Facility

Convenience

When you store your RV in a storage facility, you will not only have your own space, but you will have easy access to your RV’s storage spot and you will have privacy. If you ever decide to take a trip on the spur of the moment, you will be able to obtain your RV without any frustrations or hassles. You may also find it convenient to store your RV at a storage facility so you can free up some extra space in your garage, driveway, or backyard. Your RV will no longer be an inconvenience when you need to enter or exit your driveway.

Security

If you store your RV in your backyard, your garage, your driveway, you may not be getting the best type of security for your RV. If you want to have the comfort of knowing your RV will be locked away safely from, you should consider storing your RV at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage. Keeping your RV safe is one of the main reasons customers just like you choose our storage space.

We take pride in providing our customers with the security they have been looking for by providing them with personalized access codes to the gate. Many people do not take these measures to keep their RV safe when it is parked at their house, and you may find it easier to store your RV at a storage facility.

Put Your Mind At Ease

We take pride in creating a safe and family-friendly atmosphere. When you leave your RV at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage, we want you to leave it here because you trust our facility and you trust us to keep your RV safe.

For more information about reserving space for your RV, please do not hesitate to contact us today for more information.

Enclosed Storage and Improved Efficiency For Everyone

Storing RV’s and Boats

People who own boats or RVs will sometimes try to store them on at home. Seeing an RV parked next to a person’s house in its own designated area is fairly common. People might do the same thing with their boats. However, this is a solution that has a number of issues.

Enclosed Storage and Improved Efficiency For Everyone

Use of Space

For one thing, boats and RVs can take up a lot of space. This is land that people could be using for something else. There’s also the fact that boats and RVs are very conspicuous on a person’s property. Some people might not like how it looks to have an RV or boat parked next to the house.

Getting specialized enclosed storage for the boat or RV may be the better option. The enclosed, covered, and uncovered storage options that people can get through Party Barn Boat & RV Storage will help everyone get as much use out of their land as possible while still keeping their boats and RVs in good condition.

Safe Storage

People who keep their boats or RVs nearby may learn quickly that there are clear disadvantages to keeping them parked right next to the house. Snow and icicles can slide off of the house and onto the boats or RVs, causing damage. Rain gutters can also cause potentially damaging leaks. Keeping an RV or boat right next to a house will expose it to the elements on a high level, but the house won’t offer much protection.

Enclosed storage, on the other hand, will help people maintain their boats and RVs. With enclosed storage that was specifically designed for the needs of RVs and boats, people can be sure that they aren’t unintentionally exposing their property to any additional hazards. In fact, they’re actually keeping them in a safe place.

Contact us in order to get any questions answered.

The Forest River Sabre Fifth Wheel and RV Storage

People will take road trips at different points throughout the year, depending upon the timing of their vacation weeks and based on their personal preferences. This means that they will have to take seasonal variations into account when planning their trips. People typically take long enough road trips that they will have to take into account local weather variations as well. This will be easier for the people traveling in the Forest River Sabre Fifth Wheel. At other points during the year, they may need RV storage.

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The air conditioning for the Forest River Sabre Fifth Wheel is very modern and works very well. This is also a vehicle that should be easy and efficient to heat when necessary. It’s capable of creating the interior climate that people need in different circumstances.

When traveling, people might end up in an area that is either too hot or too cold, and that might make them more interested in the RV’s multimedia system. They will be able to enjoy the system’s Bluetooth and AM/FM/CD/DVD components, in addition to the forty-inch broad LED television with clear high-definition images. The entire journey should be fun as a result. These are all advanced features that people will want to protect, and the right RV storage will help them.

Many people will drive through the night on long trips. They will cross through different time zones, and they will certainly need high-quality lighting that will get them through all of those transitions. The fantastic external and interior lighting of the Forest River Sabre Fifth Wheel should make all drivers and passengers feel more prepared in that way. Party Barn Boat & RV Storage can help people protect their Forest River Sabre Fifth Wheel vehicles.

Contact us in order to learn more about RV storage.

4 Tips for Choosing the Best Boat and RV Storage

Looking for a place to store your boat and RV? During the winter or in between vacation times, you need a safe and reliable place to store your vehicle — without taking up your precious backyard or driveway space. Here are four things to look for when choosing a Boat and RV storage facility.

4 Tips for Choosing the Best Boat and RV Storage

Security

Look for a facility that has strong security measures in place that protect your boat. These include strong locks and bright lighting. The facility should have security cameras and gates with access control.

Space

Look for a facility that has enough space so that you can easily move your RV or boat around. Our facility has over five acres of storage. Also, look for a place that has storage units that fit the dimensions of your boat or RV.

Flexibility

Choose a facility that offers various storage options. Depending on your needs and budgets, you can store your RV in uncovered storage, covered storage or indoor storage. Each has its pros and cons.

Uncovered storage is usually cheaper, and is better if you need to store your RV for a short period of time. If you are looking for a long-term rental space, covered and indoor storage protects your boat and is more secure.

Accessibility

Look for a storage facility that makes it easy to access your boat or RV. Choose one that is open from early morning to late at night. Our flexible hours and auto storage services will provide you exactly with what you need.

Looking for a place to store your RV or boat? Contact us today for more information.

I Use My RV Part-Time, Do I Need to Keep It Insured While In Storage?

Recreational Vehicles can be an expensive asset, and most RV and boat enthusiasts take care to research and purchase the right insurance coverage to protect their property and liability, just in case something happens. Most of us think about this risk when we’re maneuvering our beautiful rigs through traffic or pulling our boat into a crowded dock. We know a collision is covered, maybe some medical bills and liability for someone else’s property or injury if we make a mistake and hit them, but what about when the season is over and we store away the RV, trailer or boat for the winter?

I Use My RV Part-Time, Do I Need to Keep It Insured While In Storage?

It’s tempting to cancel your coverage as soon as the door on the storage unit slides shut. But wait: there are ways to reduce your cost of insurance while your rig is in storage and still be protected.

Some carriers allow you to change your insurance to allow for times when you don’t need all that coverage you use on the road, like Collision and Bodily Injury. Of course, insurance coverage varies from company to company, and you should absolutely check with your agent, but here are some phrases you can use to get the conversation started.  Call your agent and ask if they can:

  • Suspend Coverage
  • Switch to Comprehensive Only
  • or Have a “Storage Option”

If your carrier does have this option here is what it means for you: your coverage will be reduced to cover only Comprehensive Perils. In a nutshell, Comprehensive covers physical damage to your property for things that happen off the road, like Fire, Vandalism, or Theft. Because they are reducing, or “suspending”, your other coverages, your insurance premium is often cut in half!

Because you choose to store your vehicle with us, you are more protected than if you stored it at your house. However, keeping Comprehensive coverage on your insurance policy while your unit is parked is inexpensive and keep your history of insurance going. Just remember: call your agent to turn your regular coverages back on before you hit the road again next year!

As always, we’re here to help. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Flushing Your RV’s Water Tank Before Taking it Out of Storage

The kids are running around in their floaties, your better-half has done some shopping and an epic summer-route has been prepared. Now, you just need to take care of flushing your water tanks to make sure everyone will get safe water before you hit the road.

Flushing Your RV's Water Tank Before Taking it Out of Storage

Don’t worry, it’s a quick job.  Just follow these 3 simple steps to flush out your RVs water System and disinfect your tanks.

  1. Flush your Water Tank. Pull out your clean water house and connect one end to your fresh water intake connection on your RV and the other to a garden tap. Jump inside your rig and turn on all the faucets, come back out and open up your grey tank, turn on your water source and let the system flush with water until the water runs clean. Give it a whiff.  If it still smells of antifreeze, keep flushing. If you want to remove any residual taste or odor of antifreeze, flush once, add a box of baking soda to a full tank of water, let it sit, then come back a few hours later and flush again. Of course, make sure the grey tank is connected to a sewer line or a bucket to catch the grey tank water.
  2. Disenfect. Follow the same process from step number 1 with your holding tank. Just turn the pump on and flush it with fresh water until it runs clean. Then, remove any remaining bacteria or mold by disinfecting the system. Simply, fill the tank with water and add one cup of liquid bleach for each 30 gallons of water. Let the bleach and water mix sit in the tank for no more than two hours (any longer and your seals could be damaged!), then flush it with clean water again.
  3. Keep your water clean and tasty. Every time you fill your water tanks, add a tablespoon of bleach or one of the many available water purification solutions or tablets into your water system. Remember: RV water sits in a hot, dark place and can quickly become undrinkable. If you have any doubts, don’t drink the water!  Repeat these steps.

We’re here to help!  If you have any questions about your RV or boat storage, please contact us.

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!

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.