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Best Ways To Store Your Caravan When Not In Use

Published On: 26 October, 2023|5.8 min read|

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Owning a caravan is a great way to spend time with family and friends. When you have a caravan, you’re free to get away from the hustle and bustle of life at any given opportunity. For many, a caravan is a home away from home.

It allows you to take as many holidays a year as you want, instead of limiting it to one or two abroad. The biggest problem a caravan presents is where to store it. When you want to keep your caravan in good condition and somewhere safe, it’s important to think about the best options.

Key Takeaway Table

Key Point Summary
Storage at Home on Street Visible but exposed to elements. Good for regular checks but lacks protection from weather.
Storage in Garage Offers protection but consumes significant storage space at home.
Storage at Caravan Site On-site security, but exposed to weather and potential damage from mud.
Storage in a Storage Unit Offers dry, secure storage with exclusive access, protecting against weather and theft.
Self Storage: The Best Security Storage units offer superior security with CCTV and controlled access.
Outdoor Storage Spaces? Dedicated, concrete-based space at storage facilities, with caravan covers for protection.
KeepSafe Storage Options Various storage options provided by KeepSafe Storage, ensuring safety and maintenance.
Contacting KeepSafe Storage Easy contact and quote options available for customer convenience.

At Home On The Street

A caravan is a large purchase and you want to get the most out of it. That being said, it can help if you have your eyes on it at all times. If you have space in your street or on your driveway, it could be an option to keep your caravan at home. 

If your caravan is close to you, you always have the option of checking it when you need to. For instance, if temperatures drop and there is ice outside, you may want to check on your caravan to see if anything inside or outside has frozen.

The downside to keeping your caravan outside is that there is little you can do to protect it from the elements. When a caravan is stored inside, you don’t have to worry about flooding, freezing, rust, pests, and more.

Caravan driving in the forest

At Home in a Garage

Arguably a better option, keeping your caravan in your garage will offer it far more protection. Being inside means it will always be dry so you don’t have to worry about severe weather conditions. It’s also out of sight so it’s not a temptation to anyone who may want to try and steal it or its contents.

When you’re able to lock your garage, you can have peace of mind that your caravan is safe, even when you can’t see it. However, there is one downside to keeping a caravan in a garage. It means that you lose the majority of your storage space. So, if you have cars or other belongings that need to be stored inside, you’ll need to find another storage solution.

At A Caravan Site

Many people choose to home their caravans on a caravan or camping site. These sites often have the room to safely store many caravans. If you return to the same site for getaways it can make sense to leave your caravan there.

Most of these sites benefit from security and are affordable to use as storage spaces. The biggest problem with storing your caravan at these sites is that they are out in the open and often parked on grass. During spells of bad weather, the grass turns to mud and makes it more likely that your caravan will be damaged. If you live a good distance away from the site, it can be inconvenient to travel to the site to check on your caravan and make any necessary repairs.
caravan inside storage unit

A Storage Unit

Hiring a storage unit is another option for storing your caravan. You can store it inside, in the dry, so your caravan doesn’t see any bad weather. The storage unit would be locked and only you would have access to it.

By taking this option, you don’t have to worry about taking up valuable storage space at home so your garage can remain the best storage option for your other belongings. It’s also an affordable option. You won’t pay any more for a self storage unit than you would to keep your caravan on a caravan site.

The Best Security

Your caravan is a precious possession that will offer you opportunities to create memories that last a lifetime. It’s vitally important to keep it safe and protected. Of all the options mentioned above, the only option that provides around the clock security is a storage unit.

Even when your caravan is at home with you, it won’t be as protected as it will be in a storage unit on a site that operates CCTV 24/7. In the very rare case that the worst should happen, CCTV will record images that can be forwarded to the police, increasing the chances that your caravan is returned to you safely.

The presence of CCTV is often enough to deter any would-be thieves from entering a storage site. In addition to this, at KeepSafe Storage, we use pin coded access for all of our clients so you have peace of mind knowing that only you have access and no keys are ever in use. Self storage security is vital when it comes to storing your belongings and vehicle. 
caravan storage outdoors

Outdoor Storage Space

You may want to opt for outdoor caravan storage space at a caravan storage facility. These are dedicated parking spaces that are on concrete instead of grass. Clients are also offered a range of caravan covers to keep the vehicle protected at all times. This is a cost-effective option that includes the same level of safety and security.

You can check in on your caravan as little or as often as you wish. If there’s a holiday setting nearby that you like to spend time at, this could be the perfect solution for you. Just pick up your caravan whenever you need it, drive the short distance to your destination, and return whenever it suits you.

At KeepSafe Storage, we go out of our way to ensure our clients have exactly what they need. Our RV and caravan storage options are perfect for keeping your vehicle well maintained and secure. If you’d like to know more about our sites and what we offer to those looking to store caravans, get in touch with us today. You can contact us via our online contact form or get a free online quote at your convenience.

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