Finding the Right Storage Unit for Your Summer Toys

Storage Basics

August 18th, 2023

Ah, summer! The season of barbecues, beach trips, and breaking out those larger-than-life toys: RVs, boats, and jet skis. But as the warm weather fades, the question is: where do I store these items? A dedicated storage unit could be an ideal solution. Let's explore what to look for when choosing the perfect storage space for your summer treasures.

1. Storage Unit Size Matters

The first thing to consider is the size of the storage unit. Your summer toys are often large, and you'll need a space that accommodates them comfortably. Here are some suggestions for larger recreational vehicles, boats, or personal watercraft:
  • For RVs, look for facilities offering RV storage spaces for large RVs.
  • For boats, ensure the unit has enough height and width for the vehicle and the trailer you’re storing it on.
  • For jet skis, still look for ample storage space, especially if you have more than one.
2. Security

When storing expensive items like these, security should be top of mind. Find a unit that offers:
  • 24/7 video cameras that cover all angles of the facility.
  • Gated Access that prevents unwanted guests.
  • Disc locks provide the highest level of security.
3. Accessibility

Finding the right storage unit to store your vehicles is one thing, but accessing them should also be considered. Make sure they have:
  • Wide Drive Aisles so you can maneuver large vehicles comfortably.
  • Ample Access to prevent thwarting a spontaneous trip. All seven locations of Alamo Mini-Storage are open for access 7 days a week from 7 am-9 pm.
  • Ground-Level Access for ease of loading and unloading.
4. Insurance and Liability

Ensure your summer toys are covered while they're in storage. Your storage facility does not insure your items in storage so consider additional coverage if necessary. Make sure to document the condition of your vehicles before storage by taking photos as you store them so you have a record of their condition.

5. Prep Before Storing

Before you place your vehicles in storage:
  • Clean and dry water toys to prevent mold and mildew.
  • Empty fuel and other fluids to avoid leakage or damage.
  • Use protective covers to shield against dust and potential damage.

Properly storing your summer vehicles is more than just finding a parking spot. It's about preserving your investment and ensuring that when summer rolls around again, your RV, boat, or jet ski is ready for another season of fun. By considering size, climate control, security, and accessibility, you can find the perfect storage unit for your summer toys.If you live in Texas, consider Alamo Mini-Storage, your premium storage company in San Antonio, Hutto, and Victoria. Give us a call and we can run down your options together.