We live in Kentucky and the weather can be strange. This week we had single digits on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday and the first half of Friday brought high 60 degree sunshine… Friday night brought snow. Saturday and Sunday were back to those single digits. Just a typical week in the “winter” months of Kentucky. So when we decided to purchase a camper we checked into our storage options. There were several things to consider:
-Parking at home
-Parked at a friends
-Outside in a lot
-Inside a storage unit
-Under a canvas cover
-Install a carport
It seems overwhelming at first! We approached it practically… We made a Pro/Con list and quickly ruled out several options. Parking at home was not an option, Our house is on a hill and the driveway will not accommodate a camper. Parking at a friends house is just not something we were comfortable with.
The must haves on my list were something fenced, gated and with security. Though our camper is insurance, the fact is camper are frequently stolen and I wanted ours safe. I really wanted something indoor. Being Indoor would keep the weather from causing problems with seals, gel coat finish, and dry to avoid water damage. Indoor also seems to be more secure to also. No worries about someone breaking into the camper thru a window. Since we are located near Laurel Lake there are many indoor facilities. Problem is most are full of boats. So we found a storage facility across the road from a good friends home. They did not have any in door storage available so we rent an out door space on their lot. It was gated, they had security cameras and it was $25 a month. We decided this would be okay for the summer months when honestly our camera sat empty very little. This arrangement work well for many months however, the owner of the facility decided to do away with renting parking space and add more small space rentals. So we were stuck looking for a new place.
During one of our camping trips to Holly Bay Campground in the Daniel Boone National Forest we noticed a new boat storage facility being built. So we contacted them and was put on their waiting list. It just happens to be located between our 2 favorite local spots Holly Bay and The Grove Campground. When the facility was finished we were able to “move in” on October 1, 2017. It is an annual contract for $1,500 paid twice a year. It averages $125 a month.
Our unit at the facility, Tower Boat Storage, is 13 x 35 with a 12 x 11’6″ door. This fits our 2401RG perfectly. The 2401RG is 10 feet wide and 28 feet long.
The width gives us room to be able to access the interior of our camper with out removing it from the unit.
The length gives us enough room to even store our camping gear, such as chairs, grill, beach cart, our anti-sway system, etc. It is very handy to have all our gear together and cuts down on us forgetting something. It has a motion sensor over head light that automatically comes on when the door is opened and shuts its self off after closing.
It has a 110 outlet in the back of the unit. We have started keeping our electric box at the rear of the camper because having the electric easily accessible is so handy for plugging in our camper to pre-chill the refrigerator. I have also used this outlet to charge our battery and run lights inside the camper while cleaning.
Overall so far we are extremely pleased with our campers “home”. It gives me a peace of mind when we are not using her to know she is tucked inside safe and cozy.