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Old 07-23-2017, 11:07 PM   #1
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RV Storage in the Seattle Area

Hi all - Iím hoping some folks from the Seattle area can recommend a few RV storage places, or ones to stay away from.

As a city dweller, I wonít have space to store an AS, so hoping to find a good spot no more than 10 miles away from Seattle.

When I visited the local AS dealer, the sales guy mentioned most RV storage places will only work with people who already own an RV, which to me sounded more like a sales push rather than actual business practice.

Iíve been looking at the AS Sport 22, so keep that in mind if recommending a place. I wouldnít mind storing the AS outdoors year round, so heated storage isnít necessarily a requirement.

Thanks in advance - Joe
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We have an outdoor storage lot for those that live in our development but after last winter I would love to find something reasonable for covered storage.
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If you have the cash, they don't care whether you own a trailer yet. When they ask for the plate # and proof of insurance simply tell them you will provide that information before you park your trailer there.

One place to check, if it meets your distance requirement:
East Valley RV & Boat Storage, 3330 East Valley Rd, Renton, WA 98057. 425-251-8821. They have both covered and uncovered storage, though I suspect they also have a waiting list.
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If you have the cash, they don't care whether you own a trailer yet. When they ask for the plate # and proof of insurance simply tell them you will provide that information before you park your trailer there.

One place to check, if it meets your distance requirement:
East Valley RV & Boat Storage, 3330 East Valley Rd, Renton, WA 98057. 425-251-8821. They have both covered and uncovered storage, though I suspect they also have a waiting list.


East Valley RV & Boat Storage looks to be a good option. Pricing is on par with similar places around Seattle. Do they require monthly payments or can a year at a time be paid in advance?
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Best to reach out to them directly for that type of question.
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Seattle? I'd want covered storage.
Check U-Haul. Many facilities also offer covered storage.
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Hmmm. Seattle rain is no wetter (and probably cleaner) than rain falling elsewhere. Temp extremes are far narrorower than most places.

Covered storage is preferable IMHO, but no more so in Seattle than most other places.

I stored our 23FB one season uncovered in metro Seattle and one season covered in Orange County. Much more dust and ultraviolet in OC than Seattle.

Try American Mini Storage in Redmond or Public Storage in Woodinville. Both are modest price and convenient.
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Best to reach out to them directly for that type of question.


Yes, I plan to. Thought Iíd ask here anyway.
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Hmmm. Seattle rain is no wetter (and probably cleaner) than rain falling elsewhere. Temp extremes are far narrorower than most places.

Covered storage is preferable IMHO, but no more so in Seattle than most other places.

I stored our 23FB one season uncovered in metro Seattle and one season covered in Orange County. Much more dust and ultraviolet in OC than Seattle.

Try American Mini Storage in Redmond or Public Storage in Woodinville. Both are modest price and convenient.


Iíve read (on the forums and elsewhere) that covered storage isnít necessary as long as the AS is waxed 2x a year and other relevant exterior shell maintenance is completed. Covered storage would be ideal, however, Iím not sure I want to incur the added cost for potentially very little advantage.

Iíll take a look at your recommendations as well. Thanks
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Iíve read (on the forums and elsewhere) that covered storage isnít necessary as long as the AS is waxed 2x a year and other relevant exterior shell maintenance is completed. Covered storage would be ideal, however, Iím not sure I want to incur the added cost for potentially very little advantage.

Iíll take a look at your recommendations as well. Thanks
Addendum: If I lived in a locale where hail is a relatively common occurrence I would much prefer covered storage. Hail is quite unusual Puget Sound, and in nearly 40 years here I have never seen it large enough to do any damage. In fact, though also rare here, wet snow (ours, when it does snow is usually referred to as "cascade concrete") is a bigger potential problem IF you do have covered storage. There have been several instances of covered car ports and boat moorage docks that have collapsed under the weight of the snow.

As mentioned above, I do wax my AS twice a year. A good battery operated buffer really helps! I take that opportunity to visually inspect everything. My 4 year old granddaughter loved helping me with the spring waxing this year. Alas, I suspect the novelty has worn off. We'll see come fall!

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Addendum: If I lived in a locale where hail is a relatively common occurrence I would much prefer covered storage. Hail is quite unusual Puget Sound, and in nearly 40 years here I have never seen it large enough to do any damage. In fact, though also rare here, wet snow (ours, when it does snow is usually referred to as "cascade concrete") is a bigger potential problem IF you do have covered storage. There have been several instances of covered car ports and boat moorage docks that have collapsed under the weight of the snow.



As mentioned above, I do wax my AS twice a year. A good battery operated buffer really helps! I take that opportunity to visually inspect everything. My 4 year old granddaughter loved helping me with the spring waxing this year. Alas, I suspect the novelty has worn off. We'll see come fall!



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Good stuff. I laughed as I read ďcascade concreteĒ since I hadnít heard that term for a while. Iíve been in Seattle a little over 7 years and since I live on one of the big hills very close to downtown, Iíbe enjoyed a few work from home days due to 1Ē of snow/slush on the ground. I think Iíll stick to uncovered storage unless I find a super great deal (doubtful) on a covered option.

Iíll be posting quite a few more topics/questions as Iím starting to wade into the deeper end of the AS pool. Cheers- Joe
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Covered RV parking is hard to find around Seattle. And outdoor parking can be expensive. Mine was stored uncovered for the first few years I had it. The only real issue was moss, which washes off easily. So if uncovered is the only option while you wait for covered, it isn't a huge deal.
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Covered RV parking is hard to find around Seattle. And outdoor parking can be expensive. Mine was stored uncovered for the first few years I had it. The only real issue was moss, which washes off easily. So if uncovered is the only option while you wait for covered, it isn't a huge deal.


Iíve done a little bit of research and have found most outdoor spaces run between $125-$200/month. Not sure how that compares to other areas, but it looks to be about the only option here.

I could buy a quarter acre somewhere and just park the AS on it, but there wouldnít be much security of peace of mind with that plan.
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True. We also had a great RV storage place close down recently. We and a few hundred "close friends" stored there. They sold the property at a huge profit and now it will become an apartment complex. So, that is one of the drivers of $$$ for RV storage rentals in the Seattle metro area.
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Ah yes, the great expansion in Seattle and the casualties of it. I wonder if Seattle could use a ďpremiumĒ or ďexclusiveĒ (expensive) AS ďday campĒ (storage facility). Anybody wanna go in on a new business idea?
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Look into Washington Landyacht Harbor in Olympia, WA. They have a website. They have outdoor parking and also places for sale. You can park for $30 a month I think if in Wbbci, a bit more if not. Would be a safe place to park it while you look into other ideas if lt is not exactly perfect for you. And you can buy a lot and build a shed a if you want.
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Look into Washington Landyacht Harbor in Olympia, WA. They have a website. They have outdoor parking and also places for sale. You can park for $30 a month I think if in Wbbci, a bit more if not. Would be a safe place to park it while you look into other ideas if lt is not exactly perfect for you. And you can buy a lot and build a shed a if you want.


Wow, what a great recommendation. Parking for $30/month is almost like parking for free. I plan on joining the WBCCI once I purchase my AS, so this may be a great storage option. Thanks for sharing!
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Yep, that is a bit farther from Seattle than you initially requested, but it's a great idea if you don't mind the drive.
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Yep, that is a bit farther from Seattle than you initially requested, but it's a great idea if you don't mind the drive.


We currently spend a lot of time on the Olympic Peninsula, WA Coast and the Rainier area, so a practically free storage space down south of Seattle makes a lot of sense to me as it is very central to these places.
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RV Storage in the Seattle Area

If you're looking for covered RV storage with power, I highly recommend Snohomish Storage on Bickford Ave. I live in north Seattle so it's a bit of a drive, but the way I cope is to plan my 2-day weekend outings on the north end of the state.

It isn't exactly cheap, but power, cover, and a dump station on premises is pretty great. You'll likely end up on a wait list, but despite what they tell you, there's a decent chance that they'll find a space for you in a few weeks.

We've been with them for 3-years, our AS was one of the RVs that was destroyed in the big fire they had this spring (started in another trailer nearby). My point of bringing that up is that we didn't hesitate to take another space with them once we got our replacement AS.
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