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Covered Parking & Storage Space with Electric Available!

ONE covered electric space available now in our fully fenced, lighted and gated facility in Northern Virginia less than a mile from Interstate 95. Covered 13′ x 31′ x 10’6″ space with dedicated electric hookup for charging batteries. Rent month to month for $250/month. Premium end space on an extra wide aisle way. Please give us a call today for details or to make an appointment for a tour or space rental.

Storage & Parking Solutions Combat Rising Fuel Costs in Northern Virginia

Small Business Storage

Steady escalating gas and fuel costs are wreaking havoc on small business owners in Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC Metro area.  Fox News reports today that a survey by the Small Business & Entrepreneur Council found that 72% of small business owners are “feeling the pain” from rising prices at the gas pump. According to the Energy Information Administration, the weekly average price for regular gasoline grew from $3.64 per gallon as of February 27 to $3.75 per gallon as of March 12 nationwide, and around $4.00 per gallon for regular inNorthern Virginia.

Few businesses are immune from rising fuel costs, but local area contractors who have to hit the roads each day to the jobsite or service area may be able to avoid the pain at pump by reducing the scope of travel each day with close-in storage and parking solutions. For small businesses that rely on daily transportation of key vehicles, employees and materials to and from the jobsite or service area, a secure storage and parking facility that allows for controlled employee access and parking can save your bottom line from rising gas prices.  Consider the savings in this example of a roofing contractor with jobs in Alexandria, VA: Before relocating to Gateway Storage, the contractor, who lives in a heavily regulated parking district in Springfield, was parking his work truck at his brother’s residence in Stafford, VA, a distance of just over 30 miles from two of his regular service areas in Alexandria and warehousing tools and materials in a shared workspace in Manassas (western Prince William County), which he accessed or sent employees to access 2-3 times per a week (an additional 15 miles round trip per visit).

At Gateway Storage, the roofing contractor rented a combination parking and storage space that allowed for parking of the work truck and included an 8’ x 20’ storage container for tools, materials and supplies kept previously in the Manassas warehouse. Total cost for parking the work truck and access to the secure storage container came to $259/month on a month to month basis.  The average distance from Gateway’s Lorton facility to his Alexandria service areas is 12 miles (instead of 30+) and he had eliminated the trip to the Manassas warehouse, a total savings of 90 miles from the parking location to the service area for a typical 5 day work week, and a total savings of 135 miles including warehouse consolidation. Adding in the savings from the roofer’s commute from home to Gateway Storage instead of the Stafford parking location (17 miles), and you have a total of 220 miles saved per week.  At $4 per gallon, approximating 15 miles per gallon that is almost $60 per week savings, or $240 per month! Factoring in windshield time, wear-and-tear on the work vehicle, and logistical efficiency increases the savings to exceed the cost of the parking and storage solution.

At Gateway Storage, we offer a variety of short term and long term small business storage and parking options convenient to Springfield, Arlington, Alexandria and other prime Fairfax County business locations.   We can accommodate many sizes and types of commercial vehicles and our facility is professionally designed and maintained.  Give us a call today to discuss storage options that can save your small business from rising fuel costs.

MotorHome Magazine: One Stop Site for Requesting Product Info

Check out this great new resource for new RV Owners – perfect for first time owners or those in the market.  Submit requests online for many types of RV’s, motorhomes and travel trailers as well as insurance, travel tips, helpful towing advice and even financing.

MotorHome Magazine: Making your RV travels easier.

Motorhome Magazine is a publication of the Affinity Group.

Car and Vehicle Storage for Travelers

Headed out of town for a while?  At Gateway, we offer secure affordable outdoor storage for all types of cars and personal vehicles in our Lorton, VA location central to three major airports.

Our facility is located less than a half hour from Washington National Airport (DCA) and an easy shuttle ride away from Dulles International (IAD) or BWI airport.  Several shuttle services offer transportation from Gateway Storage in Lorton, VA to Dulles airport for around $60.  Take a cab from Gateway to the Springfield/Franconia Metro for around $15 one way.

Check out your local online deals (Groupon, Deal Chicken, etc) for airport shuttle services before booking and check the service website for coupons.  Amazon Local deals recently featured an upscale car service to Dulles for 1/2 off the regular price.

Store your car long-term at Gateway Storage and receive a discounted monthly rate.  You can pick up your car and check out anytime 24/7 when you return. A reservation required for check in, so please call ahead!

Spotlight on New 2012 RV’s!

Check out this article by RV Life highlighting the new RV’s for 2012:

Era Motorhome
Winnebago Industries has brought back the Class B Era motorhome for 2012 after dropping it from its lineup for a year. The new Era is built on the fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a turbo-diesel Mercedes-Benz engine.

Fleetwood Bounder
Fleetwood RV has upgraded the 2012 Bounder with two new floor plans and improved the interior décor with more contemporary styling.

Infinity Fifth Wheel
Spacious living quarters, residential kitchens and large master bedrooms are the hallmarks of the new Infinity fifth wheels by Dutchmen.Redwood RV Fifth Wheel

Winnebago ONE
For the first time in nearly 30 years, Winnebago, known for its motorhomes, has put its name on a travel trailer with the launch of Winnebago ONE.

Buying an RV?

Check out Reines RV in Manassas, VA.  Buy a new or used RV or RV Towable at Reines and take get your first full month of storage free at Gateway Storage!*

*minimum 2 month rental, space availability may be limited so please call ahead!


Electric Spaces for RV and Boat Storage – Reserve Today!


Gateway Storage is proud to announce the installation of new boat and RV storage and parking spaces with electric hook up! 

Our electric spaces feature a custom built trip alert system to ensure your power boat, bass boat, RV or travel trailer is never without a charge.  Spaces will be ready within two weeks – we have limited availability so reserve your electric storage space today!

We’re proud to offer the best combination of quality and value in outdoor storage, rv and boat storage in northern virginia.  Our facility is located close in to Arlington, Alexandria, Springfield and all points south.  Boaters enjoy easy access to the Potomac river from several nearby launch points.

Gateway Storage is also a proud member of the Boat US discount program.  Discount rates available to all Boat US members.  Memberships offered for sale onsite!

Container Self Storage is on Sale! Summer Move-In Specials Going on Now.

Container Storage and Parking – Hot Internet Move-in Specials now through August 30th…
At Gateway Storage, we offer more space for less money with 8’x 20′ and 8’x 40′ containers available to rent with or without additional outdoor parking and storage space.
45′ Combo Space Special – Rent a 20′ Storage Container with 25′ of additional outdoor parking and storage space for a boat, RV, trailer, car or other vehicle and receive your first two month’s of storage at HALF PRICE.  Limited availability.
20′ Container Special – Rent an 8′ x 20′ storage container and receive your first full month of storage at HALF PRICE.
Businesses can park a vehicle, trailer or equipment next to a self storage container and cut warehouse overhead and fuel costs with our close in location to Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Woodbridge.  Assign a facility access device to each of your employees and we know when they’re coming and going.
Container storage is an effective and affordable storage solution for equipment, bulk goods and materials, inventory and more!
For Personal:  If you need lots of space, temporarily or longterm, or maybe going overseas, you can store all of your stuff and park a vehicle, RV, boat or trailer for much less than a traditional self storage facility.  Give us a call and see what we can offer you today.

RV Parking and Boat Storage – Tips to Protect Your Investment

Proper outdoor storage and maintenance will protect the financial

45' RV Storage Spaces

investment you’ve made in your RV or boat.  However, not all RV and boat storage facilities are the same.  

Many outdoor storage facilities won’t tell you that parking your RV or boat on a dirt lot, a wooded lot, or on neglected surfaces may cause you problems.  Storage lots that are dirty or in disrepair invite mice, rats, spiders, raccoons, rodents and other uninvited and damaging visitors to move into your RV and boat.  Rodents can burrow into mattresses, cushions, and walls, only to later nest and reproduce.  In other cases, rodents have chewed through expensive wiring and hoses.  The fumigation and damage repair can cost you thousands of dollars!   Wooded outdoor storage areas introduce another problem.  During storms and high winds, tree branches (or even entire trees) can come crashing down, causing extensive damage to your RV or boat while in storage.  More specifically, tree leaves, sap, and other debris can cause damage to your RV’s roof and sealants.
At Gateway Storage, we understand what’s important to RV and boat owners.  Your property will be stored in an open, spacious lot, without the worry of trees, branches and sap that could damage your property.  Travel trailers and campers are parked on level spaces and all storage areas have excellent lighting from dusk to dawn.  We employ a full time grounds maintenance crew that manages the overall cleanliness of the storage facility and prevents the infestation of pests.  All parking surfaces are recycled compacted asphalt. Our extra wide aisle ways ensure easy maneuvering and parking, and plenty of space between you and your neighbor.  Call today for a facility tour and see the difference!