PREPPING YOUR MOTORCYCLE FOR LONG-TERM STORAGE

At Big Item Storage, our units can be used for much more than RVs and boats. Motorcycles are many people’s pride and joy, but there may come a time when you’ll have to store it. After making such a large investment, you’ll want to keep it safe and sound. Here are a few tips to keep your bike in top shape until you get riding again.

One thing many might not think about is the battery. It is an extremely important piece of the bike that can cause damage if left unattended. If your battery has screw-on type caps, go ahead and check the battery fluid level. Insufficient battery acid can cause a short between the plates. This is a pretty common failure that generally leads to the need for a replacement battery. Even maintenance-free batteries need to be monitored.

Another thing to monitor is the tires. Tires can lose air while in storage. If they become soft or flat tire, the weight of the bike can cause a permanent flat spot. It can also damage the rims. Using the bike’s center stand or paddock stand can help with this. If that isn’t an option for you, you can slightly over-inflate the tires. Make sure to move the bike from time to time so the tires aren’t always in the same position. These tips will help keep your bike in great shape for your next ride!

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).

PREPPING YOUR RV FOR STORAGE

RVs are a huge investment, so taking precautions before storing them can help you make your investment last. At Big Item Storage, we take pride in the large RV storage units that we offer. Here are a few tips to make sure the process of storing your RV is a breeze.

As much as our storage units protect your RV, they cannot protect from uninvited visitors in the form of insects and vermin. But there are a few things you can do to ensure that these critters can’t invade your RV. Make sure to close all windows and vents and seal any gaps or holes with silicon or expanding foam. Remove all food from the RV, even if it’s non-perishable. Cleaning and vacuuming your RV from top to bottom ensures that no crumbs will be left behind to entice critters. You’ll also want to do a thorough clean of your fridge before shutting down for storage.

For longer storage times, you’ll want to disconnect your battery and propane supply. Even though appliances are turned off, they still use a low level of energy. Simply disconnect the wires to the power supply to provide a longer battery life. Removing the propane supply means you won’t have to worry about damage to the tank or a leak.

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).

STORING LARGE ITEMS WITH EASE

No matter your reason for needing to store large items like appliances or furniture, moving them isn’t fun. But you can make things a lot easier on yourself by storing your items at Big Item Storage. Our large storage units may have been designed for boats or RVs, but they’re the perfect spot for bulky household items too. Our drive-up units let you unload with ease. We can’t help you load your items, but here are a few tips to make your do-it-yourself move easier as well.

Instead of straining your back to lift furniture, make sure you buy or rent appropriate moving tools. With boxes, load a few on a hand truck and save yourself some trips to the moving van. Furniture straps and flat dollies will help get heavier items out of the way but be careful with the straps. You won’t want to use them coming up and down the stairs because they overload the person at the bottom.

You’ll want to make sure your items don’t bump up against each other in transit. Moving blankets can be rented for a short period or purchased if your items will be in storage for more than a few days. Wrap hard surfaces with the blankets to protect both that piece and others from damage. Then use plastic film or wrapping tape to secure the blankets in place. Wrapping prior to taking items out of your house will also protect your doorways and walls from damage. With heirloom pieces, antiques, and more delicate items like mirrors, you may want to go a step further and wrap them with bubble wrap prior to the blankets for added protection.

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).