Where is the Safest Place to Store an RV
“Where” you can safely store your RV will also depend on your unique circumstances. If you have space on your property, that might be an ideal place to store it, because you can check on the RV from time to time to reduce humidity, check for leaks, or sweep the snow off the roof. However, if you live in a location with extreme weather (deep snow, extremely low temperatures, strong winds, etc.) storing it in a storage facility might be safer than storing it uncovered on your property.
Commercial Storage Facilities
Commercial storage facilities abound, and they provide all levels of services from inexpensive open outdoor storage lots, to secure, climate controlled indoor facilities with full concierge services. Understandably, the costs of these various services vary widely. It may cost more to store your RV in a secure indoor commercial storage facility but replacing damaged or stolen awnings, back up cameras, batteries and tires can easily cost thousands of dollars, increase the cost of your RV insurance, and be a huge hassle. In the long run paying for secure storage may actually be a less expensive choice and it provides peace of mind about the security of your RV while it’s in storage.
Should You Pause RV Insurance While It’s in Storage
Also, on this subject, many RV insurance policies allow for the policy to be paused while the RV is not in use but before you take advantage of that option you should consider what could happen to your RV while it’s in storage. As mentioned above parts could be stripped off your RV, it could be vandalized, or seriously damaged by wind, ice, floods, hail, or other calamities. If your insurance policy is paused when the damage occurs, those loses would not be covered.