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Self Storage Association
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Vehicle Storage

Before choosing your space
  • Please be sure to measure your vehicle before selecting a space.
  • Vehicle must be in running condition or on a trailer.
  • You must show registration and/or title.
Indoor storage         
  • Compact and small cars can fit into a 10x15 and 10x20 space. We recommend you measure your vehicle to ensure it fits into the space you choose.
  • Full size vehicles will fit into a 10x20 and 10X30 space. Always measure your vehicle first, taking into consideration length, width, added mirrors or hood ornaments.
  • Be sure to note the width of the door.  If vehicle is wider than the door, it is not getting into the space.
  • Motorcycles can fit in a traditional space. Pleas ensure that it fits into the space you choose.
Outdoor space     
  • Copley mini offers a variety of outdoor parking options that can accommodate all types and sizes of vehicles (cars, boats on trailers, motorcycles and rv’s).
  • We gladly accept rv’s depending on the size of the parking space.  It must completely fit into the designated parking space, without any overhang!
  • When looking for boat storage, include the extra length and width that the trailer adds.  It must completely fit into the designated parking space, without any overhang!

Guidelines for Storing a Vehicle
  • When storing a vehicle you should always consult your owners' manual or manufacturers' website because you don’t wants to void your warranty.
  • Always do your research and follow guidelines for storing any vehicle. RV and motorcycle.
We have a few suggestions

  1. Vehicles should be washed and waxed to remove grit, which will prevent damage to its paint and parts.
  2. A clean car should be covered with a breathable cloth cover to prevent moisture buildup and paint scratches [plastic covers should be avoided as they trap moisture that can cause rust and paint damage].
  3. You should remove the battery entirely and store it somewhere with climate control, like inside in your home.
  4. Fill the fuel tank with fresh fuel and continue to stabilize it while in storage, this is to protect the gas tank from rust and other issues.
  5. Check tire pressure they should be set to the factory – recommended pressure and monitored throughout the changing temperatures.
  6. Protect your vehicle from rodents, rodents will look for shelter during the cold months and can find their way into vehicles to hide they also like to chew on electric wires. Though we do our best in keeping pests out of our facility, it never hurts to have additional protection:
  • Break up pieces of Irish spring soap [the smell repels most pests].
  • Rodent traps placed under the vehicle. No glue traps allowed.
  • Setting air-conditioning to “recirculate” should close the ventilation system off to the outside and helps stop rodents from getting in.
  • Closing off-air intake and tail pipes will keep bugs and rodents out of engines as well as; block the moist air which can lead to corrosion of components.
By following steps to winterize your car you can rest easy knowing your car is in good shape.  It never hurts to stop by your storage facility and check on your vehicle to make sure all your precautions are still working.

Guidelines for Storing a Boat
  • Consult your boat owners' manual or manufacturers' website you do not want to void your warranty.
  • I would recommend you have it done by a certified expert, but if you can't there are lots of websites that can help you.
We have a few suggestions

  1. Once it’s hauled out, remove the bilge drain plug immediately. Then, clean your boat, removing grime, slime and barnacles. Cleaning through-hulls and strainers and opening the sea cocks to drain out any remaining water. Leave plenty of time for everything to dry out before storing.
  2. - Give the interior a thorough cleaning.
    - Clean out refrigerator, lockers and anything that can mildew.
    - Leave interior lockers open for more air circulation.
    - Recommend using mildew control bags in cabin and compartments.

  3. With the engine, fuel system and batteries, I recommend that you use a certified expert in prepping your engine and fuel system removing electronics, cleaning out heads and other areas.  Adding a non-toxic antifreeze to your water tank, a/c pumps, sump pumps, fish wells and bilge pumps. Drain fresh water tanks and water heater. Also make sure they take care of your battery, cleaning and give the battery a full charge and check fluid levels.
  4. Always use a quality boat cover or shrink wrap.
  5. Jack it up on a trailer.