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Now that you have a travel trailer, you have to find a place to put it. These trailers aren't small by any means, so finding a place to store it can feel like a daunting task! It might even be something you want to consider before even purchasing your trailer. Regardless of your situation, we're here to help you navigate finding the right place to store your travel trailer when you're not using it. 

There are many different ways to go about this. The best places to store your trailer depend on a number of factors, including the weather in your area, pricing, how often you'll want to access your trailer, and whether you'll want to have it close by in case of an emergency. These are all important factors to consider when choosing the best storage options for you and your family. 

At Oliver Travel Trailers, we have some serious experience when it comes to storing trailers, and we can help you find the best possible solution for your specific situation. Here are a few things you should consider when finding a place to store your travel trailer, whether it's peak camping season or the dead of winter. 

Consider Storage Pricing 

The first thing you'll want to think about is how much you're willing to spend on trailer storage. This can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size of your trailer and the area you live. In general, storage prices for trailers range from $30 to $100 per month. 

This is also an important factor to consider before you even purchase a travel trailer. Make sure you'll be able to make the monthly payments if you're financing your travel trailer as well as any storage fees you'll need to pay. 

Store It at Home If Possible 

One of the best places to store your trailer is right in your own driveway! This option is usually the most convenient, as you won't have to worry about towing your trailer to and from a storage facility. If you have the space and the ability to keep an eye on your trailer, storing it at home is usually the best option. 

This is a no-brainer, especially if you have an RV garage. If you don't have a garage but still want to store your trailer at home, we would recommend putting it in a place where it's somewhat protected from the elements and accessible whenever you need it. For example, many people will build an outdoor shelter to keep their trailer out of the sun, snow, and rain. Plus, it's completely free! 

If You Don't Store It at Home, Make Sure It's at a Secure Location 

If you can't store your trailer at home, the next best thing is to find a secure location for it. This could be a friend or family member's house or a storage facility that has security cameras and gates. The important thing is that your trailer is safe and sound while you're not using it. 

It doesn't happen often, but people can steal travel trailers if they're not stored in a secure location. In addition, they can easily become damaged, and without security cameras, you won't know for sure what happened. Security is so important when it comes to storing your travel trailer, so you should definitely make it a priority. 

Get a Temperature-Controlled Storage Unit 

If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, we recommend getting a temperature-controlled storage unit for your trailer. This will help to protect your trailer from the heat and cold, as well as any moisture that could lead to mold or mildew. Another major plus to having a temperature-controlled storage unit is that you won't have to winterize and de-winterize the trailer every winter and summer. 

A temperature-controlled unit will cost slightly more than a typical unit, but if you live in a place where the summers are extremely hot and the winters are extremely cold, spending that extra money every month will most likely be worth it for you. 

If Outside, Keep It Out of the Elements 

If you do decide to store your trailer outside, it's important to keep it out of the elements as much as possible. We recommend putting it under a carport or some other type of shelter to protect it from the sun, rain, and snow. If you can't put it under a shelter, we would at least recommend putting a tarp over it to keep it as dry as possible. 

Additionally, you'll want to winterize the trailer before it gets too cold outside so your pipes don't burst. This can be an expensive fix, so preventing it before it happens is the best way to go. If you don't know how to winterize your trailer, an associate should be able to help, or you can watch YouTube tutorials. It's not too difficult, but it can save you a lot of money and increase your trailer's longevity. 

Rent It Out 

If you're not using your trailer very often and you don't want to pay for storage, consider renting it out! This is a great way to make some extra money and ensure that your trailer stays in good shape. There are many companies that will rent out trailers for people who need them, so this could definitely be an option worth considering. 

You could also list your travel trailer on AirBNB or RVShare. You'll know people are getting good use out of your RV, and you'll be able to make an extra income on the side – it's a win-win situation. 

No matter where you decide to store your trailer, the most important thing is that it's safe and sound until you're ready to hit the road again. If you have any questions about storing your travel trailer, feel free to ask an associate for help. We're always happy to assist in any way we can!

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