San Francisco. The beautiful city by the bay where foodies, techies, fishermen and models come to play in the sun. For many residents of The City, it’s hard to imagine leaving it. If you’re an RV or boat owner, you know that there’s nothing like a classic California road trip or a day out on the water to make you love the Bay Area and the Golden State that much more. Looking for storage for your RV, boat or car? We can help you find the perfect storage spot in the San Francisco area so that living the California dream doesn’t result in sacrificing your beloved extra vehicle.
Store Your RV or Boat and Deal with San Francisco Streets Less
Narrow, hilly streets and pesky parking length restrictions can be intimidating. It’s tough enough dealing with these hazards in a sedan. Add driving an RV or towing a boat or trailer into the mix and you’ve got one big headache. If you’re even able to find street parking for your RV or boat, just the thought of driving out of your neighborhood and onto the highway with it can be enough to make you cancel your weekend plans. Ease your woes by storing it instead. You’ll notice when looking for RV and boat storage in San Francisco that there are actually a lot more options in Oakland
and outside of the city in general. If you’re okay with commuting a little bit further, these locations can often offer you cheaper prices in addition to a respite from having to drive your RV around San Francisco. Thanks to great local public transportation
, accessing your RV by boat or rail is easy even if you don’t have a car.
A Relief from Parking Bans
You’ve probably seen trailers, campers and RVs surreptitiously parked on side streets. What gives? The reality is that over 250 people live in their vehicles in The City. It’s definitely super duper illegal as a result of parking regulations
which not only state that you can’t inhabit your vehicle between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. but also that you can’t park in certain areas between midnight and 6 a.m. if your vehicle is more than 22 feet long and 7 feet tall. This is bad news if you’re an apartment dwelling RV or boat owner counting on street parking. With these regulations changing to expand to other neighborhoods, it’s important to stay in the loop and keep RV and boat storage in mind just in case your go-to parking spot no longer becomes an option.
Moisture and Your RV
RV storage can range from an outside parking space to a fully enclosed garage style unit. When it comes to choosing RV storage in San Francisco your limited options and above average prices might force you to go with the most basic option: the parking lot. While we always advocate in favor of the most secure option, we understand that this isn’t always possible. Storing your RV (or your boat) in a parking lot leaves it susceptible to damage from the elements. In San Francisco, this means moisture. While it’s true that some neighborhoods are foggier than others
, every part of the city experiences its share of cooler temperatures and damp air. Most of the damage that can befall the outside of your RV is purely cosmetic and can be easily fixed or overlooked. The real threat of storing your RV outside in foggy San Francisco is to the inside of your RV. If moisture develops inside your RV, it can lead to mold. The good news? You can prevent it by taking some extra precautions. Always make sure to thoroughly clean out the inside of RV. Make sure it’s properly sealed. You can install vent covers
that allow air to circulate without allowing moisture in. And don’t forget to close any slide outs when you store it, as these can be damaged by weather as well.
24 Hour Access in San Francisco
Here’s an easy geography question. What’s closer to San Francisco: the mountains or the ocean? Think about where your adventures take you the most when it comes to determining whether or not you need 24 hour access to storage. Because of those pesky parking bans that we mentioned, if that hour and a half drive from your wine country trip ends up taking way too long, you don’t want to be left out in the cold as a result of your storage facility being closed for the night. On the other hand, if your RV or boat excursions take you to significantly closer destinations like the gorgeous San Francisco RV Resort
, you might not need 24 hour access as you’ll easily be able to make it back to your storage facility in between check out time and before your facility closes.