Storage Hints and Tips
What can you store - household goods, tools and machinery (not in use), wholesale and retail stock, commercial goods, vehicles, boats, campervans, trucks, caravans, motorbikes, sporting equipment, documents and filesWhat you can’t store – food, fireworks, paint, paint stripper, inflammable goods, chemicals, explosives, diesel, ammunition, guns, petrol, banned drugs, stolen goodsSTORAGE TIPSCover furniture with drop cloths, list contents of boxes on side and seal, keep items off floor to let air circulate (ie: on pallets), lightly coat exposed metal with oil, store linens or clothing in plastic storage boxes, do not sit mattresses on concrete floor, moth balls and rodent products are in the units on arrival – it is advisable to keep topped up, Waikato weather can be damp and/or humid – we can not be responsible for what you store in your unit.BOAT & RV STORAGE TIPSStoring your boat or RV is one of the best ways to keep it safe when not in use. There are actually other things you can do aside from just putting your vehicle in storage that will help ensure it is protected. Here are some storage tips for boat & RV storage you can use to help your vehicle stay in great shape while it is in our storage facility.
- Clean the Vehicle FirstBugs, tar and bird droppings can all cause damage to your boat or RV’s finish if they are allowed to set. Protect your finish by washing your vehicle thoroughly before bringing it to storage.
- Prevent Rodent DamageRats, mice and other rodents may attempt to nest inside your vehicle if it sits too long. Make it difficult for them to enter by plugging any holes in the bottom of your boat or RV. Repair damaged sections and plug pipe openings by stuffing their ends with steel or bronze wool.
- Prevent UV DamageWe offer both indoor and outdoor parking spaces for boats and RVs. As such, your vehicles could be subject to UV rays unless you take precautionary measures. We recommend placing a cover over top of boats, and using shades on RV windows to keep sunlight out.
- Protect Tires from Dry RotThe odds of tires dry rotting also increases whenever your vehicle is exposed to sunlight. Purchase tire covers or wrap them with a tarp to protect them from damage.
- Disconnect your BatteryYour battery is more likely to corrode if you leave it connected while in storage. To extend its lifespan, disconnect your battery and clean the cables thoroughly before leaving it with us.By following these storage tips, your boat or RV will remain in the best shape possible while it is being stored. To find out more about boat or RV storage, contact us.