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4 Benefits of a RV self-storage unit

Written on: June 17th, 2021

There are several factors to consider when you are thinking about where to store your RV. The City of Calgary bylaws related to RV storage state RV’s can only be parked on the street immediately adjacent to your home for a maximum of 36 hours. They can only be parked on driveways for up to 24 hours. The only place you can legally park your RV at home is in a side yard setback. The details of the Bylaws can be found here.

With these restrictions in place, unless you have space in your yard – you likely need an offsite storage unit in Calgary for your RV. There are several factors you should consider when deciding where to park your motorhome, fifth wheel, or travel trailer.

Security

The security features of the facility should be one of the most important factors in your decision. A fully fenced yard ensures only individuals who have access to the yard can come inside. You should confirm there is video surveillance on-site, so you know your vehicle is being monitored. After-site security patrols are also a great addition to have as an additional layer of protection.

Location

How often are you going to be taking your RV out over the summer? Location is a huge factor for most people when looking for storage. You do not want to be driving outside of the city every time you want to pick your vehicle up or want to check on it. Another thing to keep in mind is the extra mileage on your vehicle if you are driving to a distant location. There is a convenience factor with storing inside the city limits. Picking a facility in SE Calgary with easy access to all major city routes makes it easy to pick up your RV and drop it off when you return home.

Accessibility

The facility you choose should be easily accessible and we recommend getting your own RV storage stall where nobody else can park. Important factors to consider are the facility’s access hours and whether you can pick up your RV without an appointment. At many places you need to book an appointment in advance to pick up your RV and you may not have a designated spot. If you have card access for coming in during gate hours, you will not need to worry about when you want to take your RV out on the road.

Pest control

Be sure the place you are storing your RV has some form of pest control on site. Whether it is bait or traps, there should be something in place to protect the perimeters of the facility. If you are storing in a field, this increases the risk of pests so we would strongly recommend storing your vehicle on a gravel or asphalt surface with no surrounding field.

Final thoughts

There are numerous factors to keep in mind when deciding where to store your RV in Calgary, including security features, location, accessibility, and pest control. Self-storage in SE Calgary is a great solution for storing your motorhome, fifth wheel, or trailer.

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