Over the last few years caravans and caravan holidays have risen in popularity. Aided by the pandemic which put a halt to overseas holidays and then further helped by the cost of living crisis, 2022 saw 4.3 million caravan holidays, a rise from 3.7 million in 2019.
More and more people are choosing to stay and tour around the UK in a caravan as their holiday for the year. One of the biggest reasons for this surge in popularity seems to be that people feel more in control of the cost of their holiday.
When you aren’t enjoying the beauty of the UK, you will need to find somewhere to store your caravan. Self storage for caravans would be an excellent solution and within this article we are going to tell you why.
Enhanced Security for Your Caravan
Through using storage for caravans you would be able to take advantage of high-quality security systems which all professional self storage facilities. Within our stores this includes 24/7 CCTV surveillance, pin-code access systems and intruder alarms, smoke and fire detectors fitted to every unit. This will all help to keep your caravan safe until your next trip.
Also, you would be able to use it whilst you are away to store all your valuable belongings, so you can have peace of mind whilst you are on the road.
Preventing Weather-Related Damage
Placing your caravan in self storage for caravans will protect it from experiencing any damage caused by the weather such as rust or sun-fading.
This will help to prolong the life-span and the value of your caravan.
Saving Space at Home
Using storage for caravans will have space-saving benefits for your home. You will not have to try and force it into your garage (if you have one!) or keep it on your drive.
Many people do keep their caravans on their drives and not only is this not safe but it can also lead to windows being blocked, leading to less light getting into your home.
Storing your caravan in storage for caravans will have many aesthetic and practical benefits for your home.
Flexible Access to Your Caravan
Many self storage companies offer convenient access throughout the day and into the evening.
With all our stores, you will be able to access your storage for caravans during office hours. And with some of our stores we offer extended opening hours. These are usually Monday to Sunday, 6am to 11pm but please check our website for more details.
Compliance with Local Regulations
There are no laws against storing a touring caravan in your garden or on drive as long as it meets the UK definition of a touring caravan:
- A habitable structure that can be moved
- Maximum dimensions of 20m long, 6.8m wide and 3.05m tall
It is also not illegal to park your caravan on the road but it must not be causing any obstructions to your neighbours, be parked dangerously or prevent cars, buses or emergency vehicles from being able to drive down the road. You must also make sure that it is lit at night and park it with the nearside facing the pavement so the rear lights are at the rear and visible for approaching traffic.
If you do cause an obstruction to anyone or park dangerously, this will be classed as illegal parking and it will need to be housed elsewhere, such as in storage for caravans.
Using storage for caravans will prove to be a cost effective way in which to store your caravan as you will not have to worry about it being damaged by weather, other vehicles or stolen. These will all add up to much more than the monthly cost of storing your caravan.
Flexible Rental Agreements
Many self storage companies offer both short-term and long-term rental agreements.
Short-term is considered to be anything less than three months, perfect for a house move or your children coming home from university for the summer holidays.
Long-term is 3 months+ and is perfect for business, travelling or home renovations.
At Cinch Self Storage we are happy to offer both short-term and long-term contracts but our rental contracts are also completely flexible. This means if you feel you need a different sized unit, we will make this happen as soon as possible. If you need to extend your stay, we will help to make this happen.
And if you decide you no longer need your unit, you are free to leave even before your rental contract has expired. We just need 14 days notice and you will be refunded for any unused days.
The Benefits of Self Storage for Caravans
There are many benefits of using self storage for caravans. It will give you a safe, secure place to store your caravan, keeping it safe from weather damage, damage from other vehicles and from theft. It is a cost-effective way to give yourself peace of mind whilst giving you more space within your home.
There are many practical benefits to using self storage for caravans and, if you are a caravan owner, we will really encourage you to consider using it to keep your caravan safe until your next trip.
If you would like to know more about our storage solutions, please click here to find your local store.