Trending – Seasonal to Year-Round

First & foremost, we wish to thank everyone who has made Storage at The Yard a success! We strive to provide a unique level of service that obviously resonates with those who have experienced our true “Valet Service”. Over the years, we have noticed a dramatic increase in our seasonal clientele transitioning to year-round storage, primarily to protect their investment(s) from the elements and ease of use. More importantly, it adds to a quality recreational experience. We are pleased with the response.

If you are not a year-round client, we urge you to communicate your needs, as we operate on a “first come – first serve” basis and space available. Yes, with the largest indoor facility around, we do fill to capacity and have to turn customers away, placing them on a wait-list. We make no assumptions seasonals will be returning, as equipment is sold, alternative storage or plans occur … – we do not assume. We urge you not to, either. For additional information regarding seasonal storage, please read  Why Reserve Space.

Please refer to the Reservations link if you intend to utilize our services throughout winter/ off-season storage period; space will be limited! Reservations for the winter/off-season customers open mid September.

Enjoy the many wonderful summer’s recreational adventures!

Summer’s Ultraviolet (UV) Wrath

With summer upon us, so is the recreational season! While we encourage our clientele to use and enjoy their recreation vehicles, watercraft …, we also advise them to store them out of UV exposure when not in use.

We see the damages to equipment when it initially arrives; some so severe the repairs or replacements are quite costly. If you reside in Northern California, whether the valley or in the foothills or mountains, UV exposure is the number one cause of serious damage! While some is purely aesthetic in nature, most affects performance and even safety. The latter is particularly apparent in tires, whether a deterioration in flexing or more severely – checking & cracking of the sidewalls. Regardless of the vehicle (coach, 5th wheel, boat trailer …), tire failure is an experience most of us choose to avoid. In the case of coaches & motor-homes, premature replacement is an expensive proposition.

Another unpleasant experience many of our clients remark about is the stale, quite natural odor when they open their RV in preparation for a trip; an odor that remains for an extended period of time. Most remark about the absence of this nuisance when they retrieve their vehicles from an indoor environment. While it occurs at any time of year, it is greatly magnified in summer’s heat.

Ultimately, sidings, paint, moldings, vents, awnings, tires … are all adverselyPhotodegradation affected by photodegradation and photo-oxidation! It is that same source of damage that enhances our pleasure and lives – the sun. Consider storage a dose of sunscreen when you are not enjoying your recreational investments! Make the most of your recreational opportunities.

Have a great summer!