MAINTAINING THE VALUE OF YOUR RV

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An RV is a significant investment to make, so protecting that investment should be a concern for every RV owner. Whether you want your RV to last for years or you want to maintain value to potentially trade it in or sell it down the line, there are many ways to insure your RV stays in good condition. Selecting a storage facility like Big Item Storage is a great step, as our spacious, fully-enclosed storage units provide protection against theft. Additionally, the units keep the extreme heat and sun from damaging the graphics and finish on the RV.

But even with your RV in storage, there are steps that should be taken to further protect your vehicle. When storing for long periods, you’ll want to disconnect your battery, using electrical tape to temporarily seal off the connections. It’s also a good idea to close up any holes or openings on the RV. This prevents small animals from entering, something that is less likely, but still possible, when the RV is stored in an enclosed space. A good material to use in the Coastal Bend’s humid climate is bronze wool, which will not rust from the moist air.

Because the RV will be closed up, you’ll of course want to clean the interior well prior to storage. But you also might want to consider placing clean sheets over the chairs, counters, and bed to better contain dust buildup inside the RV. Using products such as Damp-Rid that help absorb moisture, especially if changed out periodically while the RV is in storage, will help ward off musty odors and inhibit mold from forming despite the humid air.

All of these steps will help keep your RV in good shape for your own later use and will help retain the condition of your RV.

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).

SELECTING DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR BOAT

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With school back in session and summer coming to an end, you may find yourself using your boat less frequently. It might make sense to use “wet” storage at a marina if you continue to take your boat out often, but even then, there are many reasons to consider “dry” storage on land. Whether or not you choose Big Item Storage to protect your boat, you should carefully consider the benefits to storing your boat on dry land.

Boats left in the water can often take damage to the outer hull, especially if not carefully monitored. Even the smallest crack in the fiberglass can allow water to seep in, which can cause severe damage. This can result in costly repairs or replacement of parts long before their time. You cannot be on your boat 24-7, so you might not even be aware of any damage to the hull until it’s too late.

Damage from storms can also result in unexpected repair or replacement to other parts of the boat. It can even lead to your boat sinking. Living on the Gulf Coast, we get used to preparing for hurricanes and tropical storms, but even a strong thunderstorm can affect your boat. Things like debris, strong winds, and hail can cause a large amount of harm to your boat, leaving you with expensive and time-consuming repairs.

Leaving your boat in the water also exposes it to the merciless Texas sun. But storing your boat on land at Big Item Storage means you have a dedicated storage space that protects your boat from the elements. You’ll know your boat is safe and secure, without the large marina fees.

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).

DEED RESTRICTIONS AND YOUR LARGE ITEMS

3e2e0c23cda1a75eca6c492d431d1f8cWhile not every homeowners’ association has a problem with boats, RVs, or other large items, many newer subdivisions severely restrict homeowners from keeping these items on their property. Deed restrictions in the subdivision documents or covenants in the deed to your property may make it a violation to store your property onsite. This can lead to expensive fines and legal action if you choose to ignore the restrictions.

RVs, boats, and other large items stored outside, even if under a shelter or covered, may violate subdivision regulations. Many subdivisions allow for only a minimal number of hours of having these items on the property, the equivalent to storage before a trip or for an overnight visit from relatives. However, given the popularity of these items, many have restricted allowable time to only what’s required to load or unload your boat or RV.

Large storage facilities, like Big Item Storage, let you to keep your boat or RV close while avoiding potential issues with the homeowners’ association. At Big Item, you’ll be able to store your large items in enclosed units, keeping them safe from the elements and secure from theft or damage. No time restrictions here!

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).