Should I Store My Boat or RV Closer to the Water or Closer to Home?

Published on 8/26/2019

There really isn’t a question of whether or not you should store your boat or RV—we all know storage can extend the life of your vehicle. However, should you store your RV or boat closer to the water/vacation site, or closer to home?

Storing Close to the Vacation Site

The gas required to drive or pull an RV or boat is usually enough incentive alone to store close to the recreation site. Some storage facilities will clean your vehicle as well, which is an extra bonus. 

Storing Close to Home

RV’s especially can be difficult to store in a location far away if you tend to take supplies to and from the RV and your house. If you have a full set of all living supplies both in your RV and at home, it is not a big deal to store it closer to a vacation spot. However, if you find yourself needing to empty your RV, it might be easier to store it closer to home where it is easily accessible. It also solves the problem of carrying perishables a long distance.  

Another thing to consider is whether you go to the same location to “play” or if you find yourself traveling to different lakes or vacation sites. It is a hassle to have to travel in an opposite direction to pick up your RV or boat and then backtrack to the other location.

Ultimately the choice is up to you, but there are pros and cons to each side of the decision.