8 Things to Consider When Choosing Between Covered vs Uncovered RV Storage

We love RVs just as much as you do. A recreational vehicle can give you the freedom of experiencing the open road in ways like no other. But with that freedom comes a lot of responsibility to ensure it lasts to its full potential. That’s why it’s important to consider how you store your RV when it’s not in use. If you’re trying to decide between covered RV storage, whether indoor or outdoors, both provide greater protection than just leaving it out under the open. 


At I-10 RV Storage, we built a brand new outdoor covered RV storage facility with your needs in mind. Here’s why outdoor covered storage is exactly what you need: 

1. Less Damage from Moisture 


Our vast outdoor covered awnings provide ample protection for the roof of your RV, so it doesn’t succumb to major weather-related damage. The awnings allow air to circulate versus if you parked your RV completely indoors, where you might deal with excessive moisture from trapped air, especially during the hottest and wettest months of the year.

2. Protects from Sun and Heat Damage to the Exterior 


Arizona summers can get over 100 degrees most every day. The sun and dry heat can cause major damage to the exterior and interior of your RV overtime. Harmful UltraViolet (UV)Rays can compromise the integrity of the tires, slide-out seals and rubber seals throughout the roof and exterior.

3. Protects from Water Damage from Monsoons and High Winds 


Arizona is notorious for its routine June through September monsoon season. Our paved concrete parking spots coupled with our drainage system will keep water out of your RV. When storing your RV, double check that you completely shut your windows and comb over all the external seals for cracks and lubricate them for long-term storage. 

4. Saves the Interior from Sun, Heat and Water Damage 

Pull down your blinds or shades to conserve the RV interior from sun and heat damage. Direct sunlight can increase temps inside by 145 degrees or higher and the heat can ruin your upholstery, causing it to fade and crack overtime.

5. Covered Outdoor Parking Accommodates Larger RVs

RV Storage sizes vary from facility to facility. At I-10 RV Storage, we designed our grounds to give you more space than you’ll find anywhere else. Our outdoor covered storage spaces accommodate larger vehicles than most indoor storage units can. Our covered storage spaces range from: 12×25, 12×30, 12×35, 12×40, 12×45, 12×48, 12×50 and 12×70. 

6. Avoid Space and Fee Issues 

As the Phoenix metro rapidly expands- spacious lots, streets and alleys are harder to come by. Plus, there’s only so much room with any nearby towers, power lines and so on. Many residential areas also have HOA restrictions that dictate what types of vehicles can be stored onsite and for how long. The last thing you want is to get slapped with costly HOA fees, so finding a designated permanent storage spot is a splendid solution. 

7. Save on Maintenance 

At I-10 RV Storage, you can take advantage of our wonderful services and amenities without having to leave the site. We offer wash bays, dump stations, service stations to fill your tanks, air to fill your tires and FREE ice!

8. Avoid Costly Repairs

The average cost to store an RV is around $150-200 a month in the Phoenix metro. You can expect to pay on the higher end for covered parking and it also depends on your needs. It’s worth the investment so you can keep your RV healthy for the entirety of its lifespan. The average shelf life for an RV is about 20 years or around 200,000 miles. You can expect to spend anywhere from $500 to $1,500 on yearly maintenance costs depending on the age and size of your RV. Plus, the better care you take of your RV, the more money you’ll get if you plan on selling it down the road.

Store your RV at I-10 RV Storage 

I-10 RV Storage is the best place to store your RV in the Phoenix metro. From engineered covered outdoor storage, 24/7 security and access, on-site services, endless amenities and a comfortable lounge, you don’t need to look any further. Conveniently located in Chandler, we’re easy to get to from anywhere in the Phoenix metro. Call us about pricing today! 

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