RV and Boat Storage

Published on 7/7/2022

Should I Store My Boat or RV Closer to the Water or Closer to Home?

There isn’t a question of whether or not you should store your boat or RV—we all know storage scans extend the life of your vehicle. However, should you keep your RV or boat closer to the water/vacation site or home?

Storing Close to the Vacation Site
The gas required to drive or pull an RV or boat is usually enough incentive alone to store close to the recreation site. Some storage facilities will also clean your vehicle, which is an extra bonus.

Storing Close to Home
RVs especially can be difficult to store in a location far away if you tend to take supplies to and from the RV and your house. If you have a complete set of all living supplies in your RV and at home, it is not a big deal to store them closer to a vacation spot. However, if you need to empty your RV, keeping it closer to home, where it is easily accessible, might be more manageable. It also solves the problem of carrying perishables a long distance.

Another thing to consider is whether you go to the same location to “play” or if you find yourself traveling to different lakes or vacation sites. Traveling in the opposite direction is a hassle to pick up your RV or boat and then backtrack to the other location.

Ultimately the choice is up to you, but there are pros and cons to each side of the decision.