3380 Rustin Street, Sioux City, IA 51105
August 30, 2018

5 Reasons Not to Park Your RV at Your Home

The summer is here, which means that it’s a great time to take your RV out on the road. When the season ends though, what do you end up doing with it? Here at Elite Self Storage, we know that some drivers don’t think much about RV parking. They might just try to keep it at their home and leave it at that. Personally, we don’t think that’s the best idea. Storing your RV at our facility actually offers a few big advantages. Here are some of the things to keep in mind when you’re deciding between parking your RV at home or vehicle storage on our property.


Parking your RV at your home just isn’t as secure as parking it at a storage facility. Sure you can invest in your own cameras, motion sensing lights, or other measures, but why do that when you can just visit a secure storage facility that already offers those features? You need a digital access code just to get into our facilities and we use video surveillance. We even let customers bring their own locks for extra peace of mind. Parking your RV at our storage facility is just safer, and you can be confident that it’s in good hands all season long.


Some RV drivers think that storing their vehicle at home is the best idea because it makes it more accessible. You want to get in your RV and drive away, you can just do it. But our self storage facility actually allows twenty-four hour access. Storing your RV with us doesn’t mean that you have to jump through an obstacle course just to get access to your vehicle once again. It’s easy to get back into your RV whenever you need to, and you’ll be able to take full advantage of our security features and the other benefits our facility has to offer.


Pests are one of the biggest annoyances that can come with vehicle storage. Obviously, you want to do your best to seal off any external openings that bugs or rodents could use to get inside. Removing any sources of food can be a good idea as well. These pests can be a problem whether you’re parking your RV at home or in a storage facility, but the big difference is that our storage facility offers free pest control services. We’ll make sure that you’re not coming back to a damaged or disgusting recreational vehicle when it’s time to make your next journey.

Weather Damage

Parking your RV in your driveway can also expose it to the elements. Rain, snow, and even just regular sunny days can cause some damage over time. A storage facility can give your beloved RV a bit more protection from various weather events. You may not want to pay for storage, but we bet it’s cheaper than fixing weather damage.


Unless you have a huge driveway, parking your RV on your property can be just plain inconvenient. Do you want to navigate around a big recreational vehicle every time you run some errands? Probably not. Our RV parking option can free up some space and make your life easier. Contact us at (712) 560-9463 today.