RV Storage: Inside vs Outside

Summer comes sooner than you think. This means that it’s time to decide the location and how to store your RV during these upcoming hotter months. In this article, we will be exploring the effectiveness of inside versus outside RV storage.

Indoor Storage

Price: Expensive

Availability: Less common

Pros: When you choose to store your RV in an indoor storage facility, it will be placed in an enclosed area. Naturally, this provides the best type of protection for your vehicle. Additionally, indoor storage facilities are also temperature controlled to help protect your RV even more.

Cons: Although it is one of the best options for storing your RV during the summer, it is also one of the most expensive options. Although with the added cost you are getting more security and your RV is shielded from the weather.

However, keep in mind that it’s important to keep your RV in tip-top shape before storing it in an indoor facility.

Some facilities will even offer extra services like cleaning and starting the engine frequently.


Outdoor Storage

Price: Cheap

Availability: Common

Pros: Storing your RV at an outdoor storage facility will cost less due to less protection. Plus, it’s one of the cheaper options due to more open availability.

Open Parking – This allows your vehicle to be stored in an assigned area in an uncovered lot.

Covered Parking – This allows your vehicle to be stored in a covered lot for improved long-term storage. This type of coverage is usually just a roof, but that roof helps protect your RV from most weather conditions.

Cons: Unfortunately, storing your RV outdoors for a long period of time, you are exposing it to the elements which can damage your vehicle. Although covered parking lots have some sort of protection, your RV is still exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

Before you plan to store your RV in an outdoor storage facility, make sure it’s up to date on all of its repairs. The last thing you want to be doing is overhaul your wallet on overdue engine checks once you take it out of storage.

For further questions about storing your RV or to find a location to store your RV feel free to contact us at www.stowit.com.