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Caravan being towed by a car along the road to Hogleaze storage facility

Protecting and Maintaining Your Caravan or Motorhome While in Storage

For those who relish the open roads and the comfort of their own caravan or motorhome, the off-season can be a respite for you but not necessarily for your vehicle. When adventure is on pause, protecting and maintaining your home-on-wheels is vital to ensure it remains in peak condition for the next expedition. Storing with a reputable facility like Hogleaze Storage offers peace of mind for caravan and motorhome owners. Nestled in Dorset, this top-tier storage facility not only safeguards your vehicle but also makes accessibility a breeze, ensuring that when it’s time to travel again, your caravan or motorhome is ready for the journey.

But what steps can you take to ensure your caravan or motorhome stays in pristine condition whilst it’s in storage? Here are five top tips to maintain these vehicles so that they endure the test of time, and idle periods.

Top Tips for Maintaining your Caravan or Motorhome in Storage

1. Perfect Preparation Prior to Parking

Before you lock up and go, a thorough clean of both the interior and exterior will protect your caravan or motorhome from deterioration. Remove all perishables and open all internal doors, including fridge and freezer doors, to prevent mould and odours. Give the exterior a good wash to remove any dirt or road salts that could corrode metal components. Pack away loose items and ensure that all windows and doors are secure.

2. A Breathable Cover to Counter the Elements

As your trusted vehicle is parked, ensure that it’s covered with a breathable material. This wards off environmental damage while preventing dampness, a common issue in lesser quality covers. It’s also wise to invest in wheel covers to prevent the tyres from cracking due to prolonged exposure to sunlight.

3. Maintenance Checks While You’re Away

Even while in storage, periodic inspections should be on your to-do list. Check the tyre pressures and rotate the wheels to avoid flat spots. Also, maintain a basic level of battery charge if possible, and consider visiting your caravan or motorhome to aerate it, heating the interior on cold days to prevent dampness.

4. Keep Critters at Bay

Confirm all vents are covered with mesh to deter insects and rodents that can cause unexpected damage to your vehicle. Never leave food or food remnants as they can attract pests, and use suitable repellents where necessary. Electrics and soft furnishings are particularly vulnerable, so be thorough.

5. Habitation checks & regular Servicing: The Non-negotiable

Although not a legal requirement, a habitation check is recommended for your safety, peace of mind and to protect your investment.

Lastly, regular servicing cannot be overlooked. A full service before storing and after retrieving your caravan or motorhome can prevent the bulk of issues that arise from standstill periods. It ensures that all operational systems are in working order and prevents unexpected failures when back on the road.

These steps will maintain the quality and extend the lifespan of your beloved caravan or motorhome. However, the choice of storage facility will significantly complement these efforts.

Benefits of Storing with Hogleaze

With Hogleaze, you are not just storing your caravan or motorhome; you are preserving an investment. The benefits are numerous:

  • Security: The safety of your vehicle is a priority, and at Hogleaze, with a CaSSOA Gold award for security we demonstrate this by providing top-notch security features, including CCTV, access control, and well-lit facilities.
  • Ease of Access: With flexible access to your vehicle 24/7, your weekend getaway or impromptu road trips are never hindered.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that your vehicle is in a safe location, protected from weather and theft, allows you to focus on planning your next adventure rather than worrying about its condition.

Call to Action

Whether you’re looking to free up driveway space or seeking a secure home for your caravan or motorhome when it’s not in use, Hogleaze Storage is your ideal partner. With further outside storage availability coming in the summer months, there’s no better time to get organised.

Eager to discuss your caravan and motorhome storage needs? Curious about how you can best protect your vehicle during off-season periods or all year round? Call Hogleaze Storage today, and let’s ensure your mobile home remains in the best possible condition, ready to roll out for your next holiday.

Excellent Security and Beautiful Views

I very much appreciate the security (and, by the way, the beautiful

scenery) surrounding Hogleaze.

Claire Gross Dorchester Self Storage
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Hogleaze provides excellent facilities and service

We are emailing you to inform you that we have sold our motorhome and will no longer require the pitch. Should we buy another van, we will of course come back if you have availability.

You provide excellent facilities and service.

Ken and Cordie Tett Dorchester caravan Vehicle Storage
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Really impressed with the service & customer-focused attention

I was really impressed with the service and customer-focused attention I received dealing with you both. Prompt replies to my enquiries and professional standards throughout mean that my first thoughts on needing storage will be towards Hogleaze. Also, as I mentioned when meeting you, my work involves motor homes, camper vans and the occasional ‘shed’ and I have and will continue to recommend you. I took several of your cards for this purpose!

Unfortunately, our house move failed as the buyers pulled out on Christmas Eve (nice) so I’ve put my MX5 back in our double garage but I was happy knowing it was safe and snug at yours!

Guy Henville Dorchester Self Storage
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Fantastic value, easy and secure.

Fantastic value, easy and secure. Would not hesitate to use again if needed.

Alex Davies Weymouth Self Storage
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Having stored motorhomes at Hogleaze over a number of years…

Having stored motorhomes at Hogleaze over a number of years I have seen great improvements made to the facilities. It is a really good storage area offering very secure facilities for whatever your storage needs.
Jan Hankin Dorchester Self Storage
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My second time of using Hogleaze for storage.

My second time of using Hogleaze for storage. Friendly, accommodating and efficient. Easy access and secure. Everything you need. Thank you.

Richard Allen Dorchester Self Storage
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Very pleased with Hogleaze Storage. 

Very pleased with Hogleaze Storage. Clean, bright and modern storage with easy access at any time. Trolleys provided for moving your items. Very reasonable costs.
Bronwen James Dorchester Self Storage
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Found the facility to be safe and secure

I used Hogleaze Storage for many years and found the facility to be safe and secure. My belongings stayed dry; the ambient temperature seemed just right and there was no dampness. Wooden furniture; cardboard boxes and books all survived intact. The staff are also helpful and friendly. I recommend this facility.
Peter Lewis Dorchester Self Storage
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Thank you for your excellent service as I made use of your storage unit 215.

Thank you for your excellent service as I made use of your storage unit 215.

Having never used self storage before your help was much appreciated. I would certainly use your facility again when there is a need. I would also recommend your company to others.

Bob Malone Dorchester Self Storage
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Excellent facilities.

Excellent facilities. Gave us exactly what we were looking for.

Peter Bachrach Dorchester Self Storage
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Very secure.

We used Hogleaze Storage for nearly 1 year excellent faculties and all storage units very secure and high standard. Staff always friendly and happy to help. Would highly recommend them!

Claire Beaumont Self Storage
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Absolutely brilliant service from Hogleaze Storage.

Absolutely brilliant service from Hogleaze Storage. Really good rates, clean and light building with easy access. Can’t rate them highly enough. Thanks Hogleaze Storage!

‎Rob Hodgkinson‎ Self Storage
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I really like the facility and I am very impressed with the setup you have.

It was lovely to meet you last Friday and finally get the Caravan in to secure storage. I really like the facility and I am very impressed with the setup you have. I received your welcome letter yesterday and have set up the standing order for the 1st July and then to continue at the begin of each month thereafter.

Thank you once again.

Kirston Dorchester caravan Vehicle Storage
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I would recommend Hogleaze Storage to anyone thinking of storing their possessions

It has been a most enjoyable experience entrusting Hogleaze Storage Ltd with my furniture, household and personal possessions, since August 2012.

It was good to meet Shelley, her helpful and friendly demeanor, nothing was too much – she even brought along bolt cutters in case I could not open the padlock on the shutter doors. She was happy to show Gentleman Removals and myself the way.

The service has been excellent throughout the seven years, with up-to-date monthly invoices and security information – thoughtful and caring – all my possessions including the ones I did not know I had stored in the unit, were intact and working.

I would recommend Hogleaze Storage Ltd to anyone thinking of storing their household, office and personal possessions, whether short or long-term. The location is worth a visit on its own, the site is safe and secure, clean and accessible 24/7.

Simon Dorchester Self Storage
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The storage facilities are amazing!

Mr Evans caravan Vehicle Storage
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Using Hogleaze again

We are very pleased with the service and will be using Hogleaze again at some point!

Mr Stein Self Storage
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I have been delighted with the facilities provided and I’m sure I’ll be using Hogleaze again!

Mr Walsh Self Storage
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Excellent storage facilities

Hogleaze has excellent storage facilities which are also impressive both from a security and cleanliness point of view

Ms Maskall caravan Vehicle Storage
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A great experience

I have had a great experience with Hogleaze’s storage services and would recommend to anyone

Mr Huxford Self Storage
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A pleasure

It’s been a pleasure using your great facilities

Mr Beaumont Self Storage
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Recommended secure storage

I would recommend you to any people looking for secure strorage

Mr Graff Self Storage
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Thank you

I would like to thank you for the good service we have received whilst storing our caravan with you

Mr Bosley caravan Vehicle Storage
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Enjoyed the services

We have enjoyed the services at your storage facility and will hopefully be returning to you again in the future

Mr and Mrs Marsden Self Storage
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Find Us


Hogleaze Storage
Town Hill Farm
Town Hill
Winterbourne Abbas

phone 01305 889777


Hogleaze Self Storage
12 Cambridge Road
Granby Industrial Estate

phone 01305 830000

Areas we cover

  • Dorchester
  • Bridport
  • Weymouth
  • Bridport