Did you know most mold and mildew formation can occur during the months your recreational vehicle is not in use? It’s true. And living in a rainy, damp climate like Hillsboro, Oregon only makes matters worse. What you need is an RV storage unit with Secure Storage.
About our Recreational Vehicle Storage Units
RV storage units ensure condensation doesn’t accumulate along your RV roofline and walls. Plus, protected RV self storage will ensure that roof moldings and seams aren’t cracked due to weather fluctuations. Motorhome storage units are built with plenty of room for most recreational vehicles (including campers, and trailers). Our recreational Vehicle storage is also highly secure and will protect your vehicles from water damage, sun damage, mud, dirt and more.
Choose our Hillsboro Oregon RV storage units for optimal protection and convenience. Each recreation vehicle storage unit is 14x45 in dimension and can easily accommodate Class A and C recreational vehicles, campers, motor homes, motor caravans, mobile homes, trailers, Winnebagos, camp trailers, house trailers, and of course a Winnebago.
Additional features include:
- Wide Hillsboro RV storage facility entrances
- On-site restrooms for your convenience
- An individual 30 AMP power outlet and lighting in each toy storage unit
- Concrete floor so dirt is not tracked into RV
- Access to self storage from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week
In addition to moisture damage, there are other reasons why you shouldn’t store your RV on your driveway or in your yard. One is damage from vandalism and graffiti. The other is being hassled by neighbors, neighborhood associations and the city, which will bring you more headaches than it’s worth. We also have car storage units in Hillsboro if you need to protect your classic car from the outside elements as well.
We hope you consider Secure Storage when you are looking for a storage unit in Hillsboro, Oregon.
RV Storage FAQ
What is the average cost to store an RV?
Should I store my RV indoors?
Storing your RV or camper at a storage facility with indoor storage is your best chance to protect your motorhome while not in use. Secure storage facilities keep thieves and vandals at bay so you can sleep soundly at night.
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Where can I park my RV?
How do I store my camper for the winter?
When it’s time to put the summer toys away at the end of the season and get ready for winter, often people ask how to store their camper for winter. Here are some tips to make sure your RV is ready for a long winter nap.
- Drain the Water System - This includes all plumbing, fresh and waste water tanks. Run non-toxic antifreeze through the plumbing system to prevent freezing.
- Prep the Exterior - Have the roof, sidewalls, seams, doors, windows, and panels inspected. Seal all cracks and holes. Your local RV mechanic or dealer can provide consultation or service.
- Choose a Safe Location - Picking a safe place for your RV is just as important as prepping it for the winter. When choosing a location, ask yourself if your motorhome will be exposed to damage risks, such as from the elements, passing traffic, or even crime. Will it be in the way of street traffic or your driveway? Will it block views from your house? Another option is storing it at a storage facility such as Secure Storage. Your RV will be protected and kept out of the way when not in use.
- Cover Up and Protect the Tires - If you do decide to store your RV outside all winter, be sure to cover it with a specialized cover. Using a standard tarp will often trap moisture underneath or flap in the wind which could cause damage to the exterior of your RV. Tires that are exposed to the elements for long periods of time may be damaged. Use proper tire covers to secure them.
- Store Your Batteries - To increase battery life, disconnect your batteries and store them in a cool (not cold) dry place. Batteries will lose their charge slowly over time but by storing them in this way they preserve power and will less likely be dead next season. Also note that freezing temperatures could damage batteries.
- Use Fuel Stabilizer - Yes, gas does have an expiration date in a way. Fuel that sits for a long time can form deposits that will clog up fuel lines and worse, your RV’s engine. This is a costly mishap that will definitely put a damper on your next adventure. Adding a fuel stabilizer to your gas tank before storing will help prevent fuel oxidation from happening. Make sure you follow the instructions on the label when you run it through your fuel system.
- Prevent Rodents - You aren’t the only one that finds your RV cozy. Mice and rats find that campers are great winter homes. They chew through insulation, wires, upholstery, and pretty much everything else. Their feces tend to get everywhere and can be very toxic. Make sure to remove all food thoroughly clean the interior before storing.
- Check On Your RV Periodically - Be sure to check on your RV every few weeks while it’s in storage. Do a quick inspection of the exterior for leaks and the interior for unpleasant odors. Start the motor and generator and do an inspection of the electrical system too. Be sure to take care of any problems sooner than later so that your motorhome is ready to go next season.