Boat and RV storage has been the catalyst promoting storage industry growth in recent years. It is currently among the topics searched most frequently among new developers researching self-storage. While the industry may have its saturated markets, supply is still insufficient to meet the demand for self-storage of RVs and boats. There are some differences between typical self-storage and facilities that cater to boat and RV owners, and a higher upfront cost is among the reasons investors may shy away. There can be a payoff, however, because the tenants are willing to pay for their high-end storage space.

Where Dreams are Stored

Typical self-storage customers store the throw-away items that aren’t considered useful enough to keep at home. Tenants at boat and RV storage facilities, on the other hand, place their most treasured possessions on self-storage property. These high-end customers need the space for their recreational vehicles. They are more than willing to pay for services at a facility that will provide peace of mind between much-anticipated outings. Notably, Homeowners’ Associations have been driving demand for more boat and RV storage because of limitations placed on the amount of storage allowed in neighborhoods.

There is a potential downside to storage dedicated to boats and RVs. Because there is more space required for each tenant, more square footage is needed for the storage property. Traditional self-storage requires less land and less upfront expense while generating a greater amount of rent per square foot.

Advantages of Boat and RV Storage

There are plenty of reasons the owners of large recreational vehicles have gravitated to self-storage facilities, and the following are among them.

Weather Damage Prevention

Although boats and RVs are built to withstand harsh weather conditions, relentless exposure to the outdoor elements causes problems. The UV rays from the sun can have devastating effects as the heat builds up on surfaces. Seal damage is a common type of problem caused by the sun as is fading and cracking paint. A covered space is a huge improvement over no covering, making way for the boat and RV storage industry.

Less Intrusion on Home Property

It can be extremely challenging for homeowners to navigate the necessity of storing their RV. Driveways are rarely large enough to conveniently accommodate a boat or RV. Instead of having to drive around recreational vehicles throughout every week, keeping them in storage is a better option. If your HOA disallows indiscreet RV and boat storage, paying for self-storage at a facility will ultimately be less expensive than paying HOA fines.

Additional Security

Of course, RVs and boats are usually sizeable investments. Owners of boat and RV storage facilities understand that and provide multi-layered security. Without the following features, RV and boat owners will probably keep looking for a more secure storage space:

  • Excellent lighting
  • A security system with multiple layers
  • Security cameras and video surveillance
  • Secure entry gates
  • Solid fencing

Contact Weaver Realty Group

An investment in self-storage continues to be a good idea, and nuanced strategies for attracting customers at boat and RV storage facilities can pay off. It helps to have Weaver Realty Group on your side. Weaver Realty is an Argus Self Storage Network Affiliate and connects clients with a nationwide network of buyers, sellers, and developers. We are diligent in our efforts to find successful strategies that support the unique goals and needs of each client. Contact Weaver Realty Group today by calling Josh Koerner at (904) 591-0140.