Top 5 Reasons to Rent Outdoor Storage
April 12th, 2023
In addition to our many household possessions, here, in our area, including the Princeton, Cambridge, Isanti, St. Francis, Zimmerman, Milaca and Braham areas, many folks also have RVs, 4x4s, boats, snowmobiles and/or other “toys”. Us East Central Minnesotans love to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Not everyone has the space to store all the vehicles however. That’s where storing your vehicle at an outdoor parking storage space can be very handy. People often just think about the cost to rent an outdoor space, wondering whether paying that rent is worth it or not. There are other factors to consider however. If you choose to park your RV, trailer, car, portable fish house or other toys at an outdoor storage facility such as Storehouse Self Storage, you get the huge benefits of (1) accessing your vehicle 24/7, (2) there is plenty of space to navigate in and out of the parking space, (3) the outdoor parking area is snowplowed all Winter to make it easy to come and go year-round, (4) there are security cameras monitoring your vehicle, and (5) the storage facility is fully fenced requiring a code to enter the storage facility. If you choose to park your RV, boat or trailer in your yard, you run the risk of vandalism, it reduces the space you have available for your cars and trucks, and neighborhoods may not always welcome the large recreational vehicles. Below are the most common uses for outdoor parking storage.
RV / Motorhome / Travel Trailer / Camper / Camper Van / Fifth Wheel Storage
During the Pandemic, the RV industry saw a significant increase in sales. Sales are slowing now, however, if you look at the trend pre-pandemic, the RV industry has been steadily growing since 2017. Currently, over 9 million households own an RV and, according to RV News, 9.6 million households intend to buy an RV within the next five years. People are discovering that it makes financial sense to own an RV. An article summarizing a study conducted by CBRE Hotels Advisory Group stated that RV vacations cost much less than other types of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership. According to their study, conducted by Go RVing and the RV Industry Association, there are cost savings of 21-64% for a four-person travel party, while a two-person travel party saves 8-53%, depending on factors such as the type of RV and type of vacation. One challenge with owning an RV is having proper storage. Many RVs are now 30 to 45 feet long, if not longer. Most people do not have a driveway, garage or pole barn large enough to store the RV inside and more and more cities are passing ordinances stating you cannot store your RV, boat, or trailer, etc. in your driveway or yard. That’s where secure outdoor parking can solve those challenges. There are numerous outdoor storage units or parking spaces that you can easily store your recreational vehicle. Typically, the rent is based on RV lengths but is affordable regardless of the size. If you choose to store your RV at an outdoor storage facility, you will want to select a storage place that has a fence around it and is secure. You invested a considerable amount of money on your RV and it’s important to protect it.
Store Your Ice Castle / Yetti / Grey Wolf Ice House
There has been a huge boom in mobile ice fishing houses in Minnesota since the invention of the Ice Castle. What a great idea – a camper-type vehicle you can use in both the Winter and Summer! If you are considering of purchasing one of these deluxe mobile ice houses, we recommend you visit our friends at Milaca Unclaimed Freight in Milaca, MN. They sell numerous Ice Castles and provide great service. You can also find a highly rated and reputable Yetti dealer just down the road from them at Northland Auto Center on Hwy 169. If you are searching for outside storage for your ice house, Storehouse Self Storage offers easy access to numerous great fishing lakes along Hwy 95, Hwy 169 and Hwy 65. You can pop into the storage facility, hook up your Ice Castle, and head out ice fishing or camping.
Park Your Work Truck
If you have a work truck, such as a delivery or equipment van, cherry picker truck, work trailer or other large vehicle and you don’t have space to park it, you may want to consider storing your vehicle at a fenced outdoor storage. You can drive to the storage facility, park your passenger vehicle for the day and take your work vehicle to work. Then, return back to the storage at the end of the work day to swap vehicles again. Most outdoor storage places have various length parking spaces you can rent, depending on how long of an outdoor unit space you need.
Boat / Pontoon / Trailer Storage
In the land of 10,000 Lakes, where the majority of lakes are not far from the Cambridge and Princeton areas, you may have a speed boat, fishing boat, or pontoon that you would like to put into Winter storage. You can cover your boat with a heavy-duty tarp and park it at an outdoor boat storage. The beauty of choosing a self storage facility is you can come and go with the boat whenever you like instead of just April/May and Sept/October like many boat storage facilities. If you don’t live on a lake, you can even store the boat in the Summer and buzz over to the self storage to hook up your boat trailer and go for the weekend. Then, you can easily return the boat to the storage parking space before you head back home. That way your boat is accessible 24/7 and it’s stores in a secure storage area. If your boat on the trailer is less than 8’ high then you could even rent an indoor storage unit and store the boat and trailer inside. Most storage unit doors are 9 feet wide by 8 feet high. At Storehouse Self Storage, we have indoor units up to 40 feet long.
Park Your Extra Car
Do you have teen or young adult drivers that are off at school and do not need their car or truck? Maybe you inherited an antique car and need somewhere to store it. The monthly cost to store a smaller vehicles, such as a car, is pretty cheap rent. Often, people store their extra car(s) at an outdoor storage place. It frees up space in your driveway and it’s one less vehicle to snowplow around in the Winter time. Whether you are searching for boat storage, RV storage, car storage, or any other type vehicle storage, the most important factors are keeping your vehicle safe and having easy and convenient access to it. You have invested a lot into your boat, car or recreational vehicle so it’s important to protect your investment. It’s also great to find a storage place that is affordable and allows you to rent month to month so you have the flexibility you need.