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  • Newbie question about RV/Boat Storage

    I have been looking for a year or so on how to determine how many units I can store on 7 acres of land. I assume 45' spaces as well as some 25' spaces for boats. Is there a software you can use to determine this or does anyone know of a company that can do these type of site layouts? Thank you for your help.

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    I don't know of a software to use besides using the measuring tools in Google Earth or Google maps.

    You can hire a site planner, but that takes all the fun away, LOL.

    I usually just come up with a bunch of configurations and think about them for a while until I come up with an optimal design.

    With RV/Boat storage, driveways are important, so you have to plan for much larger driveways than what you would encounter in traditional self storage facilities.

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    • #3
      In my experience people who own RV's, Travel Trailers, and boats are the worst drivers when it comes to backing up. I would STRONGLY recommend designing a facility where it could be pull through. Are you thinking fully enclosed units or a canopy? Will your market support your prices? Campers and boaters are some of the cheapest people on the planet when it comes to storing their pride and joy.

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      • #4
        It will be outdoor storage. The market is strong in the area but I am not sure we will offer enclosed for at least 5 years. The driveways would have to be I think at least 12 foot.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Flint View Post
          It will be outdoor storage. The market is strong in the area but I am not sure we will offer enclosed for at least 5 years. The driveways would have to be I think at least 12 foot.
          You should visit a really nice one and see how they're doing it. How large the spaces are and what kinds. Back in spaces for smaller things like bass boats/cars etc would be great too.
          "The comeback is always stronger than the setback."
          Mom, Navy Vet, genealogist and voracious reader
          Always sunny in California

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Flint View Post
            The driveways would have to be I think at least 12 foot.
            I don't own a Boat/RV facility, but I do lease a space in one for my 22 foot boat. The drive aisles at that facility are 50 feet wide and I regulary see other tenants bashing into door frames and bollards. Twelve feet isn't nearly enough.
            Last edited by RHS_TX; 22 October 2021, 05:56 PM.

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