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).

TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST RV SITE HOOKUP

If you’re a new RV owner or haven’t used it at a campground yet, it might feel overwhelming to think about getting set up at a site. Having a checklist to follow can help make the experience easier. It will also make sure that you do everything necessary to connect your RV properly.

Before pulling into your site, scan the area. Locate the hookups for your sewage, water, and electrical. Check for any debris or obstacles on the ground. If your site is in a wooded-location, watch for low-hanging branches or intruding bushes. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and potential damage to the RV by doing so. Stay close the hookups when you pull your RV in to the site. Take steps to level it if needed and then secure the wheels. Next, you’ll want to get electricity connected. Make sure to switch the appliances onto the electric current. Put on some gloves and connect the sewer hose next. Once you’re hooked up, you’re ready to enjoy your site, and the next trip will be even easier.

If you haven’t watched someone else perform these steps, it’s a good idea to check out a video online before your trip. You can also ask for assistance from the campground manager, if available, or a more experienced RV-er. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, no matter how basic. RV-ers are generally a friendly bunch, and it’s better to risk looking dumb than risk damage to 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).

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE BIG ITEM STORAGE

Whatever your reason for needing a large storage space, Big Item Storage should be your choice! With two locations in the Coastal Bend area, we can accommodate all your needs. Whether you need to store your boat, RV, or other large items, let us help keep your items safe and secure. Continue reading “WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE BIG ITEM STORAGE”

STORING YOUR RV FOR THE WINTER

With winter approaching, many RV owners are heading for warmer climates in their RVs, but just as many are getting ready to put their RV into storage. Whether you’re storing your RV on your own property or at Big Item Storage, there are a number of things you can do to make sure it’s ready for your next adventure. Continue reading “STORING YOUR RV FOR THE WINTER”

REASONS TO CONSIDER A LARGE STORAGE UNIT

boatstop_bannerBig Item Storage prides itself on making it easy for RV and boat owners to store their property easily and securely. But RVs and boats aren’t the only things you can store with us! Large storage units are great options for many situations and items that just won’t fit in a traditional storage unit or take up too much space in your garage.

Our drive-up units are perfect for storing vehicles, motorcycles, and even farm equipment. Have an old vehicle you want to work on? Many homeowners’ associations frown on having it on your property, but our large storage units can handle it!

Horse owners will love being able to easily store their trailers. You can drive up to the storage unit and back the trailer right in. You can do the same with open trailers full of equipment. For example, landscapers can store all their equipment and their trailer quickly and securely without having to load and unload items. Vendors who have enclosed trailers to take their merchandise to festivals and markets would also benefit from our easy-access units.

Remodeling your home? Instead of renting multiple storage units or storage pods, why not get a large unit from Big Item? You can fit all your furniture and boxes into the unit and pay one monthly rate, knowing your possessions are secure.

Of course, you can store boats at Big Item, but there’s also plenty of space for other water vehicles like jet skis, kayaks, and other equipment. Why take up space in your garage for items you only use seasonally?

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).

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).

GETTING YOUR RV READY FOR STORAGE

While many of Big Item Storage’s customers use their RVs for a large portion of the year, there will come a time when even full-time residents need to put their RV into storage. Thoroughly washing and waxing the exterior and cleaning the interior is the first step, but here are a few other tips that will help avoid some of the issues owners face with storage, especially in the long-term. Continue reading “GETTING YOUR RV READY FOR STORAGE”