A caravan storage is where you keep your caravan between trips. It's the resting place for your caravan when you're not using it.
Caravan storage is the best option for caravan owners for multiple reasons. Let's run through the main ones.
Caravans are large and they take up space. Not everyone has a garage, carport or driveway that's big enough to accommodate a caravan. And if you do store your caravan at home, it can be inconvenient to move it when you need to use the space it occupies. In contrast, a caravan storage is purposely designed for storing big, bulky vehicles such as caravans.
A caravan storage facility keeps your caravan safe and secure. How? At Big Box Self Storage on the Gold Coast, we use the following top-level security measures:
- Strong perimeter fencing to prevent unauthorised access to the premises
- Closed-circuit television (CCTV) which operates 24/7 and is fully recorded
- Excellent on-site security lighting
- PIN code access for clients.
3.Protection from the elements
The Gold Coast has a fantastic climate. However, if you leave your van exposed to the elements, there is a risk of damage. Rubber fittings, in particular, can be severely degraded and even destroyed by prolonged exposure to the sun.
If you put a cover over your caravan, strong winds can loosen it and any flapping will scratch and damage the paintwork of your van.
If you park your van under a tree, there is potential for damage from falling tree branches. There is also the problem of bird droppings, which can be difficult to remove if they become hardened. When you keep your caravan in a secure caravan storage, you can avoid all of these nature-related problems.
4.Convenience and flexibility
It's important when you choose a caravan storage, that the storage options suit your particular needs, whether short, medium or long term. A good caravan storage will provide convenient and flexible storage solutions for your situation.
5.Peace of Mind
One of the biggest advantages of using a caravan storage facility is that it gives caravan owners peace of mind. When your van is in safe and trustworthy hands, you have one less thing to worry about.
Tips for Storage
If you have decided to use a caravan storage facility, then make sure you prepare your van appropriately. Here are some quick tips for storing your van.
- Clean the fridge and cupboards
Remove all food items from your fridge and cupboards and clean them. To prevent mold, mildew and nasty odours, leave fridge and cupboard doors open.
Empty and clean the caravan toilet.
Drain all water from the water tanks. Before going on the road again, use clean water to flush out the tank systems.
Check the policy of your caravan storage provider - some places don't allow storage of gas bottles for safety reasons.
Would you like to put your caravan to bed for a while? If you've got any questions about caravan storage, our friendly staff at Big Box Self Storage will help you. Call us today to find out more about our cost-effective, highly secure caravan storage options.