Houston, TX RV and Boat Storage
We’re not sure about you, but we definitely look forward to Houston’s hot and humid summer sunshine so we can bust out our boats and RVs for some quality bonding time with nature. As exciting as these trips are, they require a lot of preplanning. What’s even more horrifying is trying to drive an RV or a car with a boat attached to it through downtown. It’s painful on so many levels. A quick fix to this mess is to simply find a self storage unit on the outskirts of downtown, or right next to nice RV camp, to make these trips faster, more convenient, and of course, more relaxing.
Protect your Sweetheart
Don’t be ashamed to admit that your RV only comes second to your boat; we all already know it. When looking for a good storage facility for your belongings, one of the most important things to consider is security. For something as beloved as your boat (or your RV), you want to ensure that top security measures are taken. This means that you need to find a facility that has great lighting, locking mechanisms that protect the facility as a whole and its individual units, surveillance cameras (preferably ones that do 24-hour surveillance), and guards. None of this is hard to do, you just have to take a quick look at the storage facilities available in Houston, and you have dozens if not hundreds to choose from depending on your preferred location. Which brings us to another thing—location! Houston can be a little scary with a whopping 105,990 annual property crimes per year. Although storage facilities in the heart of Houston are very safe and well guarded, you may want to consider storing something as expensive as your boat a little farther from downtown. Besides, it’ll be more convenient to store it near your favorite campground anyway.
How to Store Your Vehicle
Who knew that was even a thing? Due to Houston’s severe weather conditions, we would advise that you be a little careful in deciding how to store your vehicles. Unfortunately, storing your vehicle is not as simple as driving it up to a storage unit and closing the door. You need to make sure the toilet in your RV is filled with RV anti-freeze and do all sorts of crazy things! But not to worry, storage facility managers and staff are happy to help you prepare your RV for hibernation. You might want to consider a place like Affordable Storage, which focuses on storage needs of boat, RV, car, and trailer owners. They are also located just ten miles away from Houston West RV Park, which is known for its two acre fishing pond and amenities such as free Wi-Fi and hot tubs. These aren’t exactly things you generally find in the wild, but hey, it's 2016.
Leasing and Access
Don't let the term “lease” freak you out. Most storage facilities offer, and often recommend, month-to-month leases. When you’re storing something like a boat, you know that you’ll be storing for months at a time, and using it in the same manner. You want to be able to have the flexibility of not being bound into a year long contract, so be sure to ask about leasing options when you’re looking around for a facility that fits your needs. The best part is that Houston has 473 facilities that you can choose from, and you won’t have to be worried about your timings clashing with the massive population of college students in the area because they’ll be heavily using storage units while you’re out at sea (or in or around a huge lake).
Having easy access to your unit is also a huge plus. If you’re an early bird or a night owl, you may be traveling at odd times. You don’t want to have to put the timings of your trip on hold to wait for your storage facility to open at 8 AM. Find a facility that has 24-hour access so the clock doesn’t infringe on your vacation. Having to miss the sunrise because you need to wait for the facility to open is tragic in our books.