<p dir="ltr">Though a city of more than 850,000 people, much of Indianapolis is rural with wide roads in the neighborhoods. As such, in some areas, you may be able to park your RV right on the street, something disallowed in most cities. Real estate is much more affordable in Indianapolis as well, so you may have plenty of driveway space.</p>\r\nHowever, due to other factors, we recommend keeping your RV in a self-storage facility. This article will explain why.\r\n<h2>Consider 24 Hour Access</h2>\r\nIndianapolis has 151 self-storage facilities, 21 of which have RV and boat storage. Still, make sure to find a facility with the features you need. Having 24-hour access can be hugely important. For example, when you go on vacation in an RV, you may keep some unusual hours. To beat traffic on the I-465, you may want to leave very early. After a long trip, you might return after most places close.\r\n\r\nIn other words, it would behove you to get into a facility with 24 hour access.\r\n<h2>Weather Problems</h2>\r\nThe first reason to get a self-storage RV unit is the weather. Indianapolis has hot, humid summers. They’re so humid that any time spent outside can be exhausting and just about every building has air conditioning. Winters are cold and dry, with plenty of snow. From April to July, rain and thunderstorms are heavy and winds get intense. It’s the season of tornado warnings, when shingles often get blown off houses and fences knocked down.\r\n\r\nIn short, all year round Indianapolis gets weather that would be brutal on your RV.\r\n<h2>Security in Indianapolis</h2>\r\nHere’s the second reason to get a self-storage unit for your RV. While crime in Indiana is slightly lower than the national average, crime in Indianapolis is <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/in/indianapolis/crime/">three times higher</a>. You might feel more comfortable with your RV on your property or in front of your home, but realistically, it would be safer in the right self-storage facility.\r\n\r\nRemember that RV self-storage can range from outdoor gated parking to a fully enclosed and locked unit. Due to the aforementioned conditions in Indianapolis, we highly recommend enclosed. Also, be sure to winterize your vehicle during those cold months.\r\n<h2>Opting for a Flexible Lease</h2>\r\nA long RV vacation means renting a space at an RV vacation park, buying mementos, eating out, and seeing sites. In short, it costs money. The good news is that you may be able to save on your self-storage space with a flexible lease.\r\n\r\nThis sort of a lease can really save you money. If a facility offers it, you can pay less for your self-storage space while your RV isn’t in it. When you find facilities that you like, ask about flexible leases and what they entail.