What makes good storage ?

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  1. milesofsmiles

    milesofsmiles Read Only Funster

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    Just wondering what people want/expect from storage facilities, and how much does it cost ?.

    I am lucky in that I have some ground to keep ours but wondered if there could be a pocket money earner in offering storage for others. (I would love to retire :Rofl1:)

    Any input would be useful...
     
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    Double gates mobile phone operated, CCTV with IP cameras viewable on you iphone, high steel fencing with razor wire. 3.5 metre by 8 metre pitch £399
     
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    My CC site storage is double that without the CCTV etc:Sad:
     
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    This is an example of the CCTV I can see on my iphone and I can direct the camera. My van is behind the car
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    WOW..... I see what you mean....
    I guess I will carry on working then:Sad: because a corner of my pony paddock isnt going to cut the mustard and make me rich is it....:Rofl1:
     
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    Don't be put off! there are people desperate for parking all over.
     
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    Very nice.
    My storage is a lot less visible though, as it has a 10ft brick wall and the hydraulically operated gate is also 10ft high and opaque. From outside no one can see the vans, which I think is a plus. Price is £440 per annum.

    There are a lot of storage places that are not particularly 'secure'. A friend just keeps his on a farm. The farmer can see it but isn't on the case 24/7. Obviuosly a bit cheaper.
     
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    Ours is under cover, secure entry gate, secure cameras etc. Very expensive though: £65 a month. Hate paying it, but can't find anything else under cover. We used to keep it on our large driveway, but we downsized and moved into town.
     
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    You can get reductions on your Insurance premium if the storage site is CASSOA registered - they have an award scheme that rates the site, but I don't think it's free to the site owners so it may add to your costs.

    I currently use a rural outdoor site with two heavily-locked gates, a tall metal fence (or back hedge with no road access) and CCTV that costs about £30 a month. It's part of a larger storage/removals site so there's people around most of the time.

    One thing to look out for - what are their written conditions for ending your contract, ie what period of notice before payments stop? I was once ripped off by some miserable git who insisted on a further three months' worth of payments after I'd left their site, but had shown me no written contract to sign. I'd paid up front for the year so couldn't get a refund. My current site takes monthly direct debit payments.

    Also - rural outdoor sites will have an active rodent population, so suitable precautions should be taken in your engine bay.
     
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    MagicSB, you mentioned rodents. I hve space in my gated forecourt but we are very rural and there are rodents. What precautions do you suggest?
    Also should I cover the MH or just use it when possible in the winter to give it an airing?
    Cheers
     
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    Any restrictions on size?...you have replied to another post and we are going to investigate this storage at the weekend...looks good
     
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    My pitch is 9 metres and there are already three tag axle autotrails. You might find there is a waiting list or you might get lucky.
    My van has moved pitch since this thread started.
     
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    Actually I think its 11 metres as I have at least 2 spare at the front
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    glad i live in a country village and can park by the side of mu bungalow or across the front of it .
    with mates visiting very often have 4or five campers parked up here .
    even more if they sneak down the other side . i put plastic hard standing down in the lawn . looks good .
    couldnt live in a towen anymore .
     
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    Something else that is crucial for storage is convenience and easy motorway access :) :)
     
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    avoid motorways . there are much nicer roads to travel on .
     
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