I’ve just added a new guide to motorhome storage sites to the main site, and thought I would add a few extra words on the subject here.
Many people cannot or choose not to keep their motorhomes at home (the same applies to caravans). The reasons for this vary but generally involve lack of space, security concerns and restrictive covenants on newer properties that don’t allow motorhomes or caravans to be parked on the drive.
Some motorhome storage facilities also make it possible for the vehicles to be kept indoors and undercover – a valuable bonus for motorhomes that may not be used for months on end. Some sites also offer battery charging, tyre checking and valeting services – all useful to ensure that your pride and joy is clean and ready to use come holiday time.
The only recognised standard for motorhome storage facilities comes from CaSSOA (Caravan Storage Site Owners’ Association) which awards Bronze, Silver or Gold badges to its member sites, depending on the level of security they offer.
Although this may seem a little over the top at first, it’s important to remember just how much money modern motorhomes costs – upwards of £40,000 is not unusual. If you do use a storage facility, remember to let your motorhome insurance company know, as it will change the address at which the vehicle is usually kept and a failure to declare this could invalidate a claim.