Many Move It Storage locations offer several options for storing your boat and trailer year-round or during the off-season. As with any type of storage, it’s important that you consider your needs when picking a space.
If you’re looking to store on a budget, open parking may be the best option for you. Open parking spaces may be paved or unpaved, and offer little to no protection from the elements. Your boat and trailer will be subject to rain, wind and direct sunlight, so make sure to invest in a boat cover if you plan on leaving your boat in an open parking space long term. If you use your boat frequently, this option may work well for you as there are no stalls to back in or out of.
This is our mid-grade option, which typically costs a bit more than an open parking space. With covered boat parking, your boat and trailer are under a large covered area and are protected from direct sunlight and rain. There are no walls between the spaces, so wind and dust may still affect your boat. A quality boat cover is recommended to keep dust to a minimum on your boat’s interior.
This is the premium boat storage option offered at select Move It Storage locations. With an enclosed space, your boat and trailer are parked in a fully enclosed storage area, with a lockable door. This option offers the best protection against the elements and is the most secure of all of our parking options. Our enclosed parking spaces typically offer ceiling heights of 10’-15’ depending on the location, and spaces range from 10’x20’ to 14’x45’.
Boat Storage Tips:
1. Clean Your Boat
Clean your boat and trailer before putting them in storage, especially if you’re storing your boat for several months or longer between uses. This includes washing and waxing the outside of the boat and cleaning the interior of the boat to remove dirt, debris or plant matter that may have accumulated while using your boat.
Drain all of the water from your boat. This can include water in the live well, bilge, and other areas. You don’t want to leave this water in your boat and have it stagnate while it’s in storage.
3. Inspect & Lubricate
Inspect your boat and trailer, and lubricate any moving parts with the appropriate type of lubricant to ensure that everything is in good working order for your next outing.
4. Store Electronics and Removable Materials
Small electronics, life jackets, and other miscellaneous gear should be removed from the boat prior to storing when possible. These small items are not built to withstand the elements and are best stored securely in your home or storage unit. Consider renting a small 5x5 unit for these excess items if you can’t store them at home.
5. Check Your Owner’s Manual Check your owner’s manual or talk to your local boat repair shop for any model specific recommendations on how to best store your boat during the offseason.
6. Cover Your Boat
Invest in a quality cover to protect your boat from dust and the elements while it’s being stored. A quality boat cover should fit your boat securely, and stay on during wind and rain. If you plan on storing long-term in an open parking space, consider using a shrink wrap service to provide the best level of protection against the elements.
7. Support Your Trailer
Follow any manufacturers recommendations for long-term storage of your trailer. Some manufacturers recommend supporting your trailer with jack stands to avoid sagging over time from the weight of the boat.
8. Check on Your Boat Regularly
Check on your boat every few weeks if possible to ensure that everything is in good condition. Boat covers can degrade over time, or blow off during heavy storms. Checking on your boat regularly can help avoid unwanted surprises when it comes time to take your boat out of storage.
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Move It Management
12655 N. Central Expressway, Suite 925
Dallas, TX 75243