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Storing an RV outside in the winter

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Lakeview Storage | Indoor & Outdoor Boat/RV/Vehicle Parking & Drive-Up Storage Units in Townsend, MT 59602

It’s never fun to call it quits on camping season. Some of us even experience “the winterization blues,” a mild to severe case of gloominess that can linger until the rig reopens in the spring. But for many of us, whether we like it or not, camping season does end, and the time for safe RV storage is a sad reality. Our best bet is to take some precautions and do it right. Here are some quick tips for storing your RV outside in winter to ensure she is ready for that next weekend trip come spring. RV winter storage tips Prepare your RV’s plumbing system Water is your RV’s worst enemy during winter storage, so get it all out of your tanks and fill them with antifreeze. You’ll have to drain and flush your systems to remove all the water and then pour a couple of gallons of RV antifreeze down your drains. Be sure to bypass your water heater. You might need a bypass kit to do this. If you are not confident with this relatively easy process, we suggest having your RV winterized by a local dealer or mobile RV repair service. If you prefer to do it yourself, follow your dealer’s or manufacturer’s instructions since each RV has different requirements. Learn more about how to winterize your RV. Cover your RV and RV’s tires We never covered our RV tires until a maintenance guru came onto our podcast and explained the importance of this simple and inexpensive precaution. RV tires can look healthy to the eye and have excellent tread. Extensive exposure to the sun during RV winter storage can degrade the rubber and cause weather cracking. When we bought our second RV, the salesman recommended not using a cover when storing our RV during the winter. He suggested that water might pool up inside the cover and cause damage. I didn’t want to spend the extra money, so I listened to his advice and regretted that decision. The front cap of our ...

January 19th, 2024

Storage Hero to Open New Location in Townsend, MT

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: JUN 15, 2023 New Townsend MT Storage Facility TOWNSEND, Montana, June 15, 2023 ( - ​​Storage Hero is proud to announce the opening of their newest location in Townsend, Montana “Lakeview Storage”. Conveniently located less than a mile from The Silos Recreation Area and Campground, Lakeview Storage, the new state-of-the-art storage facility is adjacent to Canyon Ferry Lake and is located at 47 Silos Road, Townsend, MT 59644. Lakeview Storage offers 40,000 square feet of indoor and 20,000 square feet of outdoor storage units and is the fourth storage facility locally owned and operated by Storage Hero in beautiful Broadwater County, Montana. Reservations are currently being taken at The opening day for leasing at Lakeview Storage is set to be on Friday, September 1, 2023. The new Townsend storage facility offers the following features/amenities: Class A, Clean, Secure, Boat and RV Storage Units (63 indoor and 42 outdoor units are available for rent at this new location in Townsend) Trickle charge outlets in all indoor units Concrete pads for all outdoor parking spaces 110’ wide aisles Less than 1 mile from Silos Boat Slips Touchless renting and payments via website 10% discounts for active military, first responders, and school district employees 24-hour video monitoring / surveillance cameras Electronic Gates (24/7 Gate Access) Month-to-month flexible leasing Autopay (with no convenience fees) Storage Hero’s Customer Care Guarantee What Sets Us Apart Unlike facilities owned by large corporate / “Wall Street” self-storage conglomerates, Storage Hero focuses on customer care. We are a local, family owned and operated business. With our Customer Care Guarantee, we make storing and accessing your valuables convenient and cost-effective. As part of our commitment to the local community, we also offer discounts for members of the U.S. military, first responders, and school district employees. “Very responsible. Easy to navigate contract. Easy to contact and very appropriate when any issues have arisen. Would highly recommend without reservation.”“Units were clean and in great shape. Online service was great: easy to rent, easy to pay, and owner was always available ...

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July 1st, 2023