San Diego RV and Boat Storage
There are few places more #CaliforniaLove than the state’s birthplace. Sunny, sandy and almost impossibly beautiful, San Diego is a destination where bathing suits are encouraged and happy hour is on the beach. Even better? It’s totally RV and boat friendly. If you’ve got one (or both), it’s natural to only focus on the fun times you have using it. But you’ve got to keep it somewhere when you’re not having fun in the sun. For city dwellers like you, that “somewhere” often doesn’t include your driveway, street parking or the lot outside of you apartment. That’s where RV and boat storage comes in.
If you’ve read our general article on storage in San Diego, then you already know this one. Storage space is tight in San Diego, and the more in demand a unit size or location is, the more it costs. This sums up the state of RV and boat storage in San Diego pretty well too. When you’re searching for RV and boat storage in San Diego
, make sure to choose a few different facilities that you like rather than just one. You probably already know what most people see as the main factor in choosing a storage facility: location. The second and third most important factors? Location and location.
With that being said, we know it’s counterintuitive to suggest you rent several miles away from where you live, but with the relatively low availability of RV and boat storage in San Diego, it pays to be flexible. Why not store where you vacation instead? San Diego has a wealth of RV parks that are right on or near the beach which make for great camping destinations or boat launching spots. If you’re into swimming, boating, dog friendly folks and Sea World, you can bring your boat, RV or both to Campland on the Bay
. Storage can be found less than a mile away at S.D. Storage
. This facility offers 24 hour cameras, personalized entry codes and even some unique features like on-site recycling for electronics and used clothing. Plus, they offer one month free on select units. If your least favorite part of owning an RV or boat in San Diego is navigating it around the city, consider spending your next long weekend at San Diego RV Resort
and storing your RV or boat less than a mile away at the very well-reviewed A-1 Self Storage
. After you pick up your RV from the facility, you can park it at the RV park which sits right on the San Diego Trolley line. That means that you can relax all day and then head to Old Town for happy hour and a meal without ever having to deal with driving your RV.
Keep Your RV Fresh in Storage
We in the storage business always get a little bit nervous when it comes to putting anything in storage in a climate with damp, salty air. This is something you’ll want to address with any type of storage, but when it comes to storing your RV or boat you’re going to be addressing it a little bit differently. First of all, remember that RV and boat storage means something different to everyone, including storage facility managers. This type of storage can range from a simple parking lot to a private, enclosed unit. The more simple type of storage is easier to find in San Diego (and in most places) and is always the cheapest. Since this is what you’ll most likely be opting for when it comes to storing your RV or boat, take care to thoroughly clean the inside and outside of the vehicle. Double check the fridge and cabinets for perishable items, and if you have non-perishable items, ask your facility manager about charities that they partner with. Many storage facilities have boxes that they use to collect canned goods or other items in order to benefit homeless shelters. If it’s possible to remove soft items (like seat cushions) from your RV or boat, do so as these are more likely to absorb moisture from the air and suffer damage. Be wary of leaving anything metal that can rust inside your RV, and last but not least consider leaving open containers of baking soda throughout the inside of the vehicle in order to absorb moisture. These tips are also great to keep in mind if you’re ever crazy enough to leave California for somewhere cooler, as winterizing your RV
is probably a foreign concept to you.
Safe and Sound in Storage
Many storage facilities in San Diego offer multi-level storage units that can be accessed by elevator. This type of storage is awesome because it’s much more secure, but it doesn’t exactly help you if you’re storing an RV or boat. Because most RV and boat storage is out in the open, you’ll want to take extra precautions when considering the security features
that your storage facility offers. Look for fences that actually look like they can keep people out along with key-coded gates that only allow tenants and staff inside. Don’t be afraid to ask your facility manager a little more about that code. For example, does every tenant have their own code? If not, how often is this code changed? A lot of crime on storage facility properties comes from within, so it’s useful to know whether or not previous tenants still potentially have access to the property. Other features to look for are 24 hour cameras, good lighting and most importantly, a manager and team that cares about the security of your RV or boat just as much as you do.