Storage SW London/Surrey

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  1. BMStewart2004

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    We hope to make a purchase in the next few months and don't have space to store a van outside our Putney house. Any recommendations for storage in SW London or out into Surrey? We could look at long terming on a site but wouldn't feel to safe leaving it unattended in that way.
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    Bill
     
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    Hi.
    Crawley to far ? "Gatwick CC site"
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    Hi Bill.
    Have you thought of having a swan around your area for somewhere local? It's easy to think 'Motorhome' or 'sites' rather than simply thinking secure parking.

    The reason I say this is because it's easy to drive around and not see the potential of a parking spot. There are frequently places to permanently park behind shops or in a local secure garage compound, or where ordinary trade vans are parked. Also, anyone who has a piece of land adjacent to their house who would be willing to rent it out.

    I realise that the density of London makes Motorhome ownership difficult, but this is not insurmountable. I know Putney quite well, as I used to live in Oakhill Road!!

    The problem with storage a long way away (like Surrey) is obviously one of keeping your eye on the vehicle and loading it up. You can't keep valuables on the vehicle (like a TV and other nick-nacks) so you have to bring it all the way back home to load some equipment- not to mention food etc.

    Another problem when a long way away is the batteries. You'd either need to give the van a frequent run, or fit a solar panel to keep the batt's topped up.

    Hope all this helps?
    Let us know how you get on

    Regards
    James
     
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    I know of a storage area at Worplesdon nr Guildford. I used to keep the caravan there. I've got the email address of the owner and can pm it to you if its suitable.
     
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    Hi
    I keep mine at
    Apps Court Farm in Walton. (Between Hampton Court and Walton)

    Parking is secure behind a key pad gate. I pay £65 per month.
    Parking is on grass at the mo but they are hoping to have a hard standing area available within the next year.

    I don't know if there are any spaces available so please give them a call.
    Very friendly and helpful people.

    Apps Court Farm, Hurst Road, Walton On Thames, Surrey. KT12 2EG
    (01932 244822 [​IMG]01932 244822 701932 250923)
    :enquiries@appscourtfarm.com
    http://www.appscourtfarm.com

    Best regards
    Nik.
     
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    Looks great Nik, will have a nosey and chat with them
     
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    Thanks very much, good advice thanks James
     
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    Cheers Mr Tea - will give it a look
     
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    It could be a while until we get a van but if you could that would be great - many thanks!
     
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