Storing a Snowmobile for the Summer
It might not be the first place you think to store your snowmobile, but a self storage facility is a great option. Many facilities come equipped with security cameras, alarms, fences and other safety devices, which makes self storage a smarter option than simply parking a snowmobile in the garage or yard.
Self storage units provide ample space for storing snowmobiles, but you should always make sure that the rented unit is large enough for accessories like protective gear. Furthermore, when placing a snowmobile inside a storage unit, vinyl covers, tire locks, and tie downs can be used for additional protection.
Insurance can be purchased cheaply to protect your items from burglary, fire, smoke and various natural disasters.
To further protect your snowmobile, climate control is also a common option offered by many self storage facilities. Severe temperatures, humidity and drastic temperature change can cause damage to snowmobiles. Severe temperatures and humidity can also cause drum skins to dry out and cause mildew and bacteria to grow. Climate controlled units are equipped with central air and heat and can be adjusted to keep temperatures constant at a level between 50 and 80 degrees and reduce humidity . Some facilities offer dehumidifiers as well. These can usually be found in units located on the ground floor or in subterranean locations.
Before storing your snowmobile, be sure to remove as much gasoline as possible from the gas tank. This will decrease the chances of gas leaks and fire hazards. The snow mobile should also be checked over carefully for leaky gaskets and fuel lines. Snowmobiles should be parked on top of a rug or mat to protect the unit’s floor in case of possible leaks.
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