SmartStop® Self Storage has off road storage for all your outdoor toys.
Having an off-road vehicle opens up many possibilities for fun outdoor activities. Recreational vehicles (RVs) and campers can provide all the amenities of home while you vacation near a mountain range, desert or national park. Boats allow you to enjoy time to yourself on a tranquil lake, and golf carts can get you zipping around from point A to point B. However, there will come a time when you won't be driving your off-road vehicle and will need to keep it somewhere that is secure and well protected from the elements. When this time comes, you should consider using a storage unit.
Choosing A Size
The best way to estimate size is to get out your measuring tape. When making your measurements, be sure to include your trailer if you're using one so everything will fit in the space without overhang. An outdoor storage unit that has a metal covering will protect your vehicle from the elements. Indoor storage will have height restrictions, so make sure you check door clearance if you're looking for indoor storage.
Other Off Road Storage Requirements
Storing vehicles have additional requirements. Your vehicle must be in running condition, or loaded onto a trailer. You will be asked to show the registration and/or title of the vehicle. The vehicle is also subject to local taxes that vary.
Off Road Storage Checklist Guide
And, when you're ready to store your off road vehicle with us, be sure to download our off road self storage preparation checklist.
Make sure you have all the important paperwork
Before you do any transporting, take a minute to make sure that the vehicle’s insurance card, title and license are all up to date.
Vehicle storage does have a few requirements:
- Vehicles must be in running condition or loaded on a trailer.
- You will be asked to showregistration and/or title.
- Depending on the state, vehicle
- storage tax will vary.
What to consider before renting a storage unit
What size unit best fits your storage needs?
- You don’t want to lease a unit, bring in your vehicle(s) and discover that the space does not accommodate the vehicle(s). Plan ahead and determine the amount of space that will comfortably store your items.
- Finding a rental that’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week is not necessarily a priority. However, if you think you will need to regularly bring out the vehicle for potential buyers to test drive it, or may need to install equipment and electronics while your off-road vehicle is in storage, finding a unit that has drive-up access should be a priority. If you live in colder weather, try to find an outdoor storage facility that has the option of being covered. Since you might be working on your vehicle, also consider leasing a space that has electricity and easy access to disposal services.
- Look at your finances and determine which rental space makes the most economic sense.
- Finding one nearby saves you travel time and gas money.