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Choosing the Right Caravan Storage Facility

Published On: 19 January, 2024|7.9 min read|

A Comprehensive Guide To Caravan Storage

Are you looking for somewhere to store your caravan when you are not heading out on adventures? If so, you need to make the right decision the first time around to avoid having to repeat the process multiple times. But, choosing a space is not always the easiest decision in the world, and that’s where people often end up stumped. The good news is that Welshpool Self Storage is an expert in the industry and a long-term, trusted provider for caravan storage, so this gives you a fantastic place to start. If you want to do more research but you’re not 100% sure what kind of things you should be looking at, you have come to the right place. Within this article we are going to be discussing pretty much everything that you need to think about when it comes to choosing the right caravan storage facility so that you can make the best choice possible. Have we got your interest? Good, keep reading.

The Look Of The Premises

The very first thing that we encourage you to consider is the look of the premises. Some people may think that this is not an important consideration, but first impressions count for a reason. With most places what you see is what you get, so you need to look closely enough to determine whether or not this is the right place for you. What we mean is that if the place looks run down, like it’s not taken care of, and generally neglected, this is not the kind of place you want to be leaving your caravan. If the owners can’t maintain their premises, what are the chances that they are able to deliver on any of the other promises that they may make you? What are the chances that your caravan is actually safe? We agree that looks can be deceiving sometimes, but the odds are that if the place looks as though it’s not taken care of, it’s probably not and that’s a massive red flag.

Check Out The Security

The security of the property is also something that you should be asking about and gathering information on. You paid a lot of money for your caravan, we’re sure, and if you’re going to pay to store it somewhere, then this place needs to have the security to keep it safe. As such, you need to be looking into things like whether there is CCTV monitoring the premises, what kind of locks are used, the outside security to access the area and so much more.

If you are ever doubtful about the security of a facility, we urge you to consider somewhere else. It’s important that you feel comfortable leaving your caravan in storage with the knowledge that nothing is going to happen to it. If you are constantly worried about the lack of security in a space, then it’s not the right one for you. This is where companies like Welshpool Self Storage are fantastic, because they have all the security measures that you could possibly desire to keep your vehicle locked up tight.

What Are The Amenities Offered?

Not all caravan storage facilities offer amenities in the first place, where others offer a few. You need to determine before you start looking whether amenities are something that are important to you, because it will narrow down your search pretty considerably if they are. For example, some caravan facilities will offer on site cleaning or on site repair services which are a massive selling point for many people. This takes a lot of stress out of having to find places to complete these tasks, so if convenience is top of your priority list, you need to be looking for somewhere that offers these amenities. We highly recommend that you do ask to see these amenities just to check that they are in fact on offer. This is just to be on the safe side, making sure that you are not being offered something that cannot be provided.

How Accessible Is The Facility?

Of course you are going to want to be able to access your caravan as and when you want. But for safety reasons there are a lot of storage facilities that are not open 24/7. If this is a dealbreaker for you then this is okay because there are facilities that do offer 24 hour access to clients, they just might be a little harder to locate. It’s important that you are able to drop off and pick up your caravan at a time that is suitable for you, meaning that if you normally set off on your travels at around 8pm, a facility that closes at 6pm isn’t going to work.

If there is an electric gate with a pin, you need to make sure that you have this so that you can easily gain access to your caravan, or if it’s a key make sure that you get that. This ties in with security, but you need to ensure that you can access your caravan whenever you want within the operating hours of the business.

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Find Out The Price

Price is going to be a massively important consideration when choosing a caravan storage facility, and not something that you should overlook. You want the best for your caravan, but you also need to stick within the budget that you have for this. It’s important that you know what your budget is before you start your search so that you can stay within the parameters of this, rather than falling in love with a storage facility that you are simply unable to afford.

It’s important that you remain realistic when setting your budget based on the things that you are looking for in a storage facility. Look at the prices listed on the website, or if you are contacting the facility directly then ask them for a price breakdown so that you can get a good idea of what you should expect to pay. For a lot of people this is going to be the most important element, so finding this out asap should be a priority.

Will There Be A Contract Issued?

In order to ensure that everyone abides by the rules of the facility, some will insist that there is a contract issued to each person who wants to use the space. This ensures that both sides are fully aware of the agreement that is being made, and agree to abide by the terms that have been set out in the contract. It’s always a good idea to have one of these so that if something does end up going wrong, there is a legal document that can be used as proof if necessary. Just check whether this is something that is done before you continue with looking into the different aspects of the facility.

The Location Of The Storage Site

The location of the storage site needs to be convenient to you. It’s got to be somewhere that you do not mind travelling to to get your caravan when you need it, which means that it shouldn’t be too far from your home. If you’re setting out on an adventure with your caravan, you likely don’t want to be driving hours to go and pick it up, to then continue driving hours to reach your destination. If there is a particularly excellent storage facility that you fall in love with but it’s not close to where you live, you may be able to justify the travel to and from when you’re done using your caravan. This is a personal choice and preference though, so the only person who knows how far you’re willing to travel is you.

The Caravan Storage Spaces Itself

The final thing that we want to recommend you consider are the caravan spaces themselves. You’re not going to store your caravan in a space that barely looks big enough for it. You also need to consider whether you are hoping for outdoor or indoor storage, as some facilities are not able to offer both. Consider the size of your caravan and how much space you think that you are going to need, and then find companies that offer pitches to suit your needs. If you have a double wide for example, you’re not going to want to worry about having to squeeze it in between two others every time you park up!

Consider Welshpool For Your Caravan Storage Needs

As you can see, there are a whole load of factors that you are going to have to consider before you can be confident in your decision for a caravan storage facility. The last thing that you want is to get this wrong, starting the search all over again in a couple of weeks or months when the current facility fails to meet your expectations. Do your due diligence in the first place, and hopefully it won’t come to this as you will find the perfect solution to fit your needs. The advice we’ve given you in this article, combined with the expert knowledge of Welshpool Self Storage and utilisation of proper caravan maintenance efforts will guarantee you fantastic results. For any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.

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