Storing your RV when it is not in use, may not be as simple as parking it in your yard. You can do that if you own your home, but some condominiums and gated communities will not allow you to do that. Safe houston rv storage may require a rental storage unit or an indoor storage facility. A storage unit should have 30-40 feet of space to accommodate most recreational vehicles. If you choose an indoor facility, other vehicles, equipment, and boats will housed in the same place. In that case, you will be charged by the square footage of space you need.
To properly prepare your vehicle for storage, fully inflate the tires. This will avoid deflation during the months it is stored. Disconnect the battery and have the oil changed. Vacuum out the interior and put in a few packets of silica to preserve it. Apply oils or spray protectors to all rubber, vinyl or leather surfaces to prevent drying and cracking. Leave the windows open a little bit to allow air to circulate. This will keep it from smelling or mildewing. Cover the vehicle with a tight fitting, soft cover to keep the dust from accumulating. Leave it in neutral with the emergency brake off. You will want to maintain the insurance coverage, just in case. Check with your insurance company to see if they offer a discount or will allow you to drop the liability coverage while the RV is in storage.
Rates for storage and security at storage facilities vary greatly, so ask questions and compare companies before deciding where to store your investment. You may feel more comfortable with security personnel on-site, rather than just security cameras for surveillance. You may want access to your unit 24/7, but keep in mind that means other people will have 24/7 access to units as well. Some storage units only have a lock on the doors of each space and some have locked gates around the storage units for extra security. Rates may reflect the added security measures, so the cheapest rate may not be the best option.