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Is Your RV Ready For Your Annual Summer Road Trip?

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You’ve just taken your RV out of our Springfield RV Storage facility, and you’re gearing up for your summer road trip. It can be tempting to hit the road as soon as possible, however, you’ll want to make sure your RV is in working order so you can avoid any mishaps on the road.

Taking the time now can reduce a lot of heartache in the future. We’re going to highlight the top things you’ll need to do to make sure your RV is in the best shape possible.

1. Under The Hood Inspection

You’ll need to make sure your engine is running smoothly for any cross the country trip you may be imagining. I’m sure you’ve been in a situation in the past when your RV failed to get you from point A to point B.

Some of the most important elements of your design you’ll want to cover are:

• Checking your fluid levels. This includes oil, transmission, hydraulic and coolant fluids.
• Check your belts, hoses, wiring and engine fans.
• Thoroughly inspect the engine compartment.
• Check the battery charge, and ensure it’s holding a charge.
• Ensure your gauges are running effectively.
• Take a quick five minute run to make sure everything is running smoothly.
• Check your engine for any moisture build up or leaks.
• Make sure all of your lights are operating correctly.

The above steps will help you to get started, however, if anything is beyond your realm of expertise feel free to take your RV to a mechanic.

2. Getting The Outside Nailed Down

You’d hate for their to be any peeling paint, rust or a malfunctioning awning that’s trying to ruin your perfect road trip. Do a thorough inspection of the outside of your vehicle and make note of anything that’s outside of the usual.

If something looks like it may become a problem it’s better to simply invest in taking care of the problem now, rather than having it blow up later.

3. Make Sure The Interior Is Complete

The interior of your RV is going to be your home for your entire trip. You’ll want to make sure it’s not only comfortable, but that everything is also in working order. For instance, you’ll want to check all of your batteries, and bring any extra just in case.

You’ll also want to double-check all of the cabinets and appliances to make sure everything is in working order. You’d hate to take off on your road trip and hear the sounds of things falling of the shelves and cabinets clanging.

I hope you’re now well-versed in the steps you need to take to make sure your RV is literally, ready to roll. When you return from your trip and need a place to store your RV, consider our Springfield RV Storage facility, we serve the Alexandria, Woodbridge or Springfield counties and most other counties within Northern Virginia.

Top RV Accessories For 2014

As an RV owner you know how fun shopping for accessories can actually be. At times, it can even be as fun as buying the RV itself. That being said there are a few must-have accessories that you’ll want to have in your arsenal before you your beauty out on the road, during the spring. As you pull your beautiful RV out of our Woodbridge car storage facility right off of I95, you’ll want to ensure you have everything to make your trip the best ever.

In this article we’re going to take a look at some of the most popular RV accessories, that people are buying this year. You don’t want to miss out!

1. An awning for privacy, protection and shade

If your RV doesn’t already have an awning you’ll want to ensure you have one installed. An awning is hands down, one of the best choices you can make when it comes to RV accessories. By having an awning for shade, it will greatly improve your quality of life, no matter where you’re camping at.

2. A rearview trailer level

A trailer level is a cheap accessory that will greatly improve your quality of life, and takes a lot of the guesswork and worry out of leveling your trailer. You’ll be able to discern if your fifth wheel trailer is level on every side, all without a spotter.

3. A longer extension cord

Your RV may already have a 25-foot extension cord, and you may think this is good enough. However, what if there’s a circumstance where you need to plug into your campground’s power source and your just a little too far away. A longer extension cord will greatly come in handy. A longer cord will come in handy when you need it the most. Even if you just end up using it once, you’ll be glad you took the time to pick up a longer cord.

4. Crock Pot

A crockpot can be a delicious addition to your RV trips. Most meals on the road are cooked from the grille, stove or microwave. However, if you really want to cook up some home cooked meals you may want to look into a 12-volt crock pot. That way you can cook up come amazing meals, without having to stay back at the RV all day.

5. An extra sewer hose

An extra sewer hose will definitely come in handy in a time of need. There are many ways your current sewer hose can become damaged and you’ll want to ensure you’re not out of luck when this happens. Pick one up from your local RV supply outlet.

6. Child gates

These gates are for more than keeping your children at bay. You can use them to corral any pets you may have, or even use them to block off your campground from opposing campers’ nosey pets. Among a bunch of other uses.

Most of these accessories aren’t necessarily the funnest, but they’re absolutely crucial, and will make your life much easier if you find yourself in a situation where you’ll need to use one of the above.

We believe it’s better to be prepared than have to scramble for a situation you’re not prepared for. After all this time in Woodbridge car storage you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared and can start driving your RV in style and with confidence knowing you’ll be prepared, no matter what comes up.

We cater to residents and military personnel from Woodbridge, Alexandria, Springfield and all across Northern Virginia. Let’s discuss your situation–give us a call today at (703) 339-0009!

Happy Fourth of July from Gateway Storage Center!

DSC04435Our family here at Gateway Storage Center would like to wish you and your family a very happy Fourth of July! Whether you’re spending time at the beach, on a boat, or both, we hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy all the things we get to enjoy because of our freedom and independence.

Being so close to our nation’s capital, we get to see firsthand all the hard work that men and women do every day to ensure our freedom is secure. So as we celebrate this wonderful holiday, we’d also like to thank all those that serve or have served our great nation. Thank you for your service and for ensuring that we get to have our backyard barbecues and sparklers on July 4th with nothing but smiles on our faces.

Located in Lorton, VA, Gateway Storage Center specializes in personal and commercial storage and parking solution for the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC metro area. We are Alexandria, Woodbridge, and Springfield resident’s favorite place for RV storage, boat storage, and trailer parking. We are also an affordable solution for contractor parking and storage, with flexible terms and competitive rates. Give us a call after your holiday weekend to learn more about our services and how we will work hard to ensure all your parking and storage needs are completely satisfied.

Have a wonderful Fourth of July! Enjoy those fireworks!

On the Road Again: Springfield RV Storage

FoamhengeOn the road again. Just can’t wait to get on the road again. Willie Nelson sang it true. Nothing like getting out on that wide road and seeing all the wonderful places in this great nation. I mean where else can you visit such an awesome place like Foamhenge? (hint – it’s in Virginia)

Between excursions though, you need a place to keep your liberator on wheels. And if you care about RVs as much as we do, you’ll definitely be very particular about where you keep her. Gateway Storage Center is the best choice for Springfield RV storage needs. Not only are we easy to get to, we also offer affordable rates and flexible terms. You can park with us month-to-month, short term, or long term, whatever you need.

Our secure facility features extra-wide aisles for easy navigation, and various combination parking spots in case you need to store a trailer as well. Coming in late one night? No problem. We offer 24 hour access so you never have to cut a trip short. Plus we have extensive lighting and clearly marked assigned spaces so you can easily find your designated spot.

Give us a call today or shoot us an email to learn more about our RV storage options. There’s no deposit required and we can make reservations right over the phone. Call us today!

Springfield RV Storage

Springfield RV Storage

Spring is just around the corner, and we’re sure you’re just as excited to get outside and enjoy the steadily warmer weather as we are. Just like with other proud RV owners, you want access to your RV anytime of day, whether early in the morning to beat DC traffic to the Shenandoah camping grounds or returning late at night. You want fast and easy access to your RV while still having your RV securely stored away in-between road trips. Well, Gateway Storage has the perfect the solution for you!

Springfield RV Storage

Springfield RV Storage

Gateway Storage offers storage and parking services for all sizes of RV’s, travel trailers, RV towables, campers and motorhomes in the Springfield, VA area. Not only are our aisle ways extra-wide for easy maneuverability into and out of our generously sized storage spaces, but our parking surfaces are made of recycled, compact asphalt. No mud, no dirt, and no overhanging tree limbs or other threats to your RV. Our facility is well lit for those early morning departures and late arrivals, and features 24-hour gate access and clearly marked assigned spaces with reflective parking markers.

Being a proud member of the Good Sam’s Club Discount Member Network, the world’s largest RV Owner’s network, we are pleased to offer flexible and affordable terms for our RV storage services. There is no charge for reservations and no deposit required. You can choose from short-term, month-to-month, or long-term storage plans.

We are conveniently located in Lorton, VA, just down the street from Springfield, VA and Fairfax County. We are the top provider for Springfield RV storage and parking services, and would be proud to serve you. Give us a call today!

Happy Holidays from Gateway Storage

Seasons Greetings!happy holidays

Gateway Storage Center would like to wish you and your family a very happy holiday. Whether it’s Christmas, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just quality time with family and friends, we wish you a joyful time.

The holiday season is a great time to spend with family and friends, and the perfect time to make new friends, like us! Gateway Storage Center is a family-owned company that offers storage and parking services for boats, cars, trucks, trailers, RVs, contractor vehicles, commercial vehicles, jet skis…pretty much anything on wheels! We call Northern Virginia our home, located in Lorton, VA just off I-95. We’re a quick hop, skip, or jump from Woodbridge, Occoquan, Quantico, Springfield, Fairfax County, Fort Belvoir, Arlington, and Alexandria, VA.

Put our family to work for yours, and learn more about our flexible terms and exceptional rates for all your storage and parking needs. Give us a call or come visit our spacious, secure, and easily accessible facilities. You’ll be glad you did!

Have a Wonderful  Holiday and a Happy New Year!!

Springfield RV Storage for the Winter

Springfield RV Storage

Daylight savings has now ended, the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, and Winter is coming. You only have a few more precious weekends to get out and enjoy the RV campgrounds before the snow starts threatening you to turn in your keys until Spring. We here at Gateway Storage feel your pain and too miss those nice cool evening campfires.

When it does come time for you to turn in your wheels for the Winter, you want a safe, secure facility that’s close to home and provides easy access to your RV should the winter turn mild and you decide to brave the cold one weekend. Gateway Storage has just the storage and parking services you need. We offer services for all sizes of RV’s, travel trailers, RV towables, campers and motorhomes. With extra-wide aisle ways and amply sized storage spaces, we can accommodate the largest 5th wheel and Class A RV’s with a tow dolly or other vehicle.

Conveniently located to Springfield, Fairfax County, Woodbridge, and all of Northern Virginia, Gateway Storage offers 24 hour gate access, extensive lighting, and clearly marked assigned spaces, many of which have electric hookups. We offer flexible terms and affordable rates for RV storage, including short-term, month-to-month, and long-term options.

Gateway Storage is a proud member of the Good Sam’s Club Discount Member Network, the world’s largest RV Owner’s network. We take reservations via phone or email for RV storage and short term parking. No charge for reservations and no deposit required. Give us a call today!