- Greg Ellsworth, Founder Self Storage Consulting Group
- Terry Anderson, President/CEO of Tenant Property Protection/RV Gap Coverage
RV ownership is at a record high with more than 11 million American households owning an RV in 2021. In addition, there are a total of 17 million recreational boats currently in use in the United States.Storelocal Team | Scott Ramser Interview | FEB 9, 2022
Of course, not everyone can park their RV or boat in their driveway, which makes RV and boat storage a necessity – and a great opportunity for self storage owners wondering how to start a boat and RV storage business.
As an RV Storage operator, you can make good ancillary income by offering boat and RV storage; but you can make even more money if you also sell products and supplies that appeal to your boat and RV tenants. Offering these must-have items will boost your facility’s revenue while providing tenants with conveniences and superb customer service.
What Products or Services Should Constitute your Retail Store?
These products will make you an expert in RV and Boat owners’ eyes. Offering the needed supplies will help owners prepare for and enjoy their journeys. These retail offerings will help them maintain their vehicles while in storage, and your facility can be a “one-stop-shop” that will generate more revenue than it would by offering Boat/RV storage alone.
And one more thought …
Be sure to plan to add FREE Amenities to your facilities. You’ll attract and retain more business from Boat/RV tenants than you ever dreamed.
Greg Ellsworth and Terry Anderson are two self-storage thought leaders who have come together over the past six years – first, as an Owner/Client relationship, then as collaborators in a software project, and always as friends. They have over 25+ years of experience in the Self-Storage Industry and many stories to share between the two.