Spring Prep: A Boat and RV Storage Facility Owner’s Guide

March 4, 2024

Spring Prep: A Boat and RV Storage Facility Owner’s Guide

Spring has sprung, or so the saying goes. It is literal in its meaning, as spring is the time of renewal and growth, with plants beginning to sprout and baby animals bouncing around. With the picturesque scene of spring comes the inevitable ramping up of efforts to clean and organize, preparing for the travel season. As a vehicle storage facility owner and operator, not only are your tenants gearing up and clearing out to take on new adventures, but you too have preparations to ready up your business for the change in weather. Here are some tips for you to consider when prepping for the spring season.

Facility Inspection and Reflection

After the long winter months, there is inevitably going to be some clean-up. Start by conducting a thorough inspection of your facility to check for damages and spruce the place up. Depending on the climate you live in, the winter months can be brutal, and shaping up the outside of your facility will invest in the overall look of your business. You also want to make an inventory and replace and repair any important features, such as making sure lights are replaced, video equipment is updated, and landscaping is in tip-top shape.

Inspect your storage units to make sure they are tidy and free of pesky critters, or any damage that can impede the use of the unit. Make sure access points are clear, driveways are decluttered of debris, and any faded paint is reapplied.

Customer Communication

Through social media, emails, flyers, and any other material you use to communicate with your tenants, reach out to them, informing them of the upcoming spring season. Use this time to inform customers of any updates to your facility, your procedures, or any promotions you have. This is an ideal time to break out referral incentives or delight your tenants with your expertise by providing checklists to prepare their recreational vehicles for the spring season.

Documentation Validation

Brush up on your documentation by reviewing contracts and other documents to ensure they reflect current prices, fees, and policies and make any necessary changes. If you are making changes for the new season, communicate this with your customers and provide updates that may arise concerning payment schedules, late fees, access hours, construction, or any news that may affect them.

Sourcing Spring Cleaning Services

If you are looking for ways to add additional revenue streams to your business, now would be the perfect time to start implementing optional spring-cleaning services for boats, RV, campers, and other recreational vehicles. Set up stations for washing, waxing, and interior cleaning. You can develop this structurally in-house or through partnerships with other local businesses in your area.

Augment Access Hours

With the change in season comes longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures. If you have limited access hours for the slower months, consider extending access hours for the next quarter. This will allow your tenants to retrieve their vehicles in the early morning hours or late evening hours, accommodating the change in schedules.

Preparation and Protection

With new seasons come new adventures and new challenges to overcome. Planning and preparation will save a lot of time and effort, but the reality in which we live dictates that nothing goes according to plan. For the inevitable dings, scratches, and dents, you need a protection plan that your tenants will love and that you will benefit from. RV Park ‘n’ Protect™ has the coverage your tenants need to protect their big investments. This spring season, begin today and generate more revenue without the hassle of insurance licensing by partnering with RV Park ‘n’ Protect™ to provide the protection your tenants need.