Secure RV Storage: How To Keep Your Stored RV Safe and Secure

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As an RV owner, you understand the value of your home on wheels. It’s not just a vehicle—it’s an investment in freedom, exploration, and adventure. But when it’s not in use, ensuring its safety and security becomes paramount. Whether you’re storing it for the winter or just between road trips, taking proactive measures to secure your RV is essential.

Benefits of RV Storage

There are many reasons to store your RV offsite at a self-storage facility. Often as a homeowner or renter, your HOA may require that you do not store RVs at your home. Outdoor RV parking storage is an economical option to avoid fines or other trouble from defying HOA requirements.

Additionally, many self-storage facilities have security cameras, recorded gate activity, and perimeter fencing to help protect your rig. Covered RV parking has the added benefit of protecting your RV from the elements, such as direct sun, rain, or hail while not in use. Enclosed RV storage in a storage unit offers the highest level of protection, though this can come with a higher price tag. Read on to find out more ways to protect your RV while in storage to get the most out of your RV storage experience!

How To Protect Your RV in Storage

Here are some top security tips for stored RVs to keep your prized possession safe and secure, brought to you by Daffodil Storage, your trusted self storage solution in Washington State.

Invest in Quality Locks and Security Devices

Never underestimate the power of a sturdy lock. Invest in high-quality locks for all entry points of your RV, including doors, windows, and storage compartments. Most importantly, make sure you are closing and locking all entry points every time you leave your RV in storage. Consider installing additional security devices such as alarms, motion sensors, and GPS trackers for added peace of mind.

Implement Routine Inspections

Regularly inspect your RV for signs of tampering or damage, especially if it’s been sitting in storage for an extended period. Look for scratches, dents, sun damage, cracked seals, or evidence of attempted break-ins, and address any issues immediately.

Secure Valuables Inside

Remove valuable items from your RV before storage, including electronics, appliances, personal belongings, and any paperwork or documents, the same way you would when parking anywhere else. If you must leave valuables inside, store them out of sight and consider installing hidden compartments or safes for added security.

Prevent Unwanted Guests, AKA Pests

Although this may be obvious, it is recommended to remove all food items from your RV or stored vehicle before storing. Just like parking your RV at your home, you are susceptible to anything living out in nature such as pests or insects. Food items in sealed metal containers, such as canned food, will protect against pets. Food in paper, plastic or foil bags, thin plastic containers, plastic zippered baggies, or open cans or jars could attract pests and allow them to get into your food. Some items you would not consider food may even attract pests, such as bar soap, rice-stuffed animals, or other inedible consumables. Coming to your RV after storing it for a season only to find that pests have trashed your valued vehicle would really ruin the adventure, so it’s best to avoid this by removing all food items from your RV before storing it for short or extended periods of time.

Maintain Proper Insurance Coverage

Ensure your RV insurance policy is current and provides adequate coverage. Keep in mind that keeping current insurance coverage on your vehicle is a requirement of your rental agreement, regardless of your plans to use your RV while in storage. Review your insurance policy regularly to ensure you’re fully protected in the event of an unforeseen incident.

Find Storage With Security Features

If possible, choose a storage facility with advanced security features such as a controlled-entry gate, motion-sensing perimeter surveillance cameras, and brightly lit grounds. An onsite live-in storage manager is also a plus, though this is less common in new facilities. These features can help deter potential thieves from attempting to break into or otherwise vandalize your stored RV. Avoid unfenced or 24-hour access facilities, as these limit the protection available for your vehicle.

Decide Between Indoor and Outdoor RV Storage

While usually the more affordable option, outdoor RV storage doesn’t offer the same level of protection from environmental damage,  critters, and vandalismas an indoor RV storage unit. Additionally, indoor storage does a better job of protecting your RV from the elements. Take your time to decide between indoor and outdoor RV storage options.

Find Secure RV Storage With Daffodil Storage

At Daffodil Storage, we understand the importance of keeping your RV safe and secure while in storage. We offer state-of-the-art storage facilities with advanced security features and around-the-clock monitoring. With our top security tips and industry-leading storage solutions, you can rest assured that your RV is in good hands.

Don’t take chances with your valuable investment. Choose Daffodil Storage for all your RV storage needs, and enjoy peace of mind knowing that your prized possession is secure. Browse our available units today, learn more about our storage options, and take the first step towards protecting your RV for years of future adventures.

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