RV History | Fun Facts About One of America’s Greatest Icons

 

When it comes to RV history, there was the Hunt Housecar, the Model ‘T’ Telescope Apartment, and the Kozy Kamp Tent Trailer that created America’s fascination for luxury camping.

Decades later, RVs captivated American audiences in big Hollywood films like “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” that brought gut-busting laughter to movie goers around the globe.

While comedic greats helped popularize RV adventures, our fascination with RV history is about jumping into what is essentially a small home on wheels, and piloting our own course through the countryside goes way back.

According to RV historians, 1910 is cited as the birth of the RV industry with the invention of “auto campers” and “camping trailers.” Up until that point, people traveled by train – basically, an RV on a track. But unlike trains, in these precursors to the RV, people could travel and camp anywhere there was a road.

Jump forward to 1950, and you’ll begin to recognize our modern-day RV. But many would agree it was Winnebago’s “eyebrow” design in 1970 and the infamous flying W that made America fall in love, everlasting love, with RVing.

 

Today, there is a long list of different types of RVs to choose from:Travel Trailer Storage

  • Class A Motorhome – big on size and luxury
  • Class B Motorhome – camper van
  • Class C Motorhome – smaller version of Class A
  • Fifth Wheel- hitches to truck bed
  • Travel Trailer – #1 selling RV type
  • Pop-Up – folding camper trailer
  • Truck Camper – self-contained RV that slides into the bed of a truck

 

While there is nothing like the feeling of cruising on a long stretch of highway towards your next big adventure, there is the little challenge of where to park your RV when its not in use.  Also, many regions of the country require owners to properly prepare their RVs for winter storage is also part of RV ownership.

Baby boomers helped make RV history by helping the industry grow by leaps and bounds. Today, younger generations are still captivated by the idea of mobile living and use their RVs as mobile offices and homes while driving across the country.

For the times you want to safely store your cherished chariot in between road trips and vacations, Metro Self Storage is here for you. We’ll be ready for your next adventure whenever you are.

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How To Combine Two Households Harmoniously

 

You Googled tirelessly searching for romantic Valentine’s Day ideas, and no doubt found a plethora of ways to pop the big question. You might have even come across the wedding opportunity of the century … to get married at the world-famous 86th floor Observatory of the Empire State Building.

However, whether or not you are dreaming of getting hitched on top of a hi rise, a barefoot beach wedding or just making a commitment to move in together, February is a special time of year.

Now is the time to start thinking about how to unite everything you both own under one roof, and what to do with the things that don’t fit.

 

Prepare to Compromise

Whether you are moving into an apartment or a house, when combining households you’ll quickly discover if you’re good at sharing. If either or both of you have pets, ensuring they’re just as compatible as the two of you is equally important as well.

Remember, compromise is to a successful merger, and two heads are better than one. So between your spatial awareness and his organizational skills figure out if you need to hire a moving company, rent a storage unit, move to a bigger abode, or all of the above.

Likely, you both want to keep a lot of your things but won’t have the space, so opt for a self storage solution.

 

Find a Temporary Storage Solution

You can find the perfect space for your belongings at a Metro Self Storage facility conveniently located near you. We’ll help you store everything from family heirlooms to vintage motorcycles.

And, just in case you are one of those lucky couples who get married on the top of the Empire State Building, our NYC Metro Self Storage facilities are ready and waiting to share their space with you.

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How Much Does Chicago Self Storage Cost?

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Chicago is a city of superlatives. It is the home of the world’s first 15-story Ferris wheel, best deep dish pizza, busiest airport, highest steeple, and if you exclude the Pentagon, the largest building. As the third most populated city in the country, it’s no wonder Chicagoans are sometimes crunched for time and space.
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5 Tips To Survive And Thrive When Your Parents Move In

 

Helping your parents downsize for a move into a nursing home or an assisted living facility requires hours of research and can be fraught with some tough choices.

But what happens if mom and dad are moving in with you? More than likely, you will be faced with the dilemma of what to do with a myriad of possessions accumulated over a lifetime.

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The Million Dollar Self Storage Question: What Size Do I Need?

It’s a question we’ve all asked experts, even perfect strangers, and ourselves. From carry on suitcases and skis to mountain bikes, moving trucks, and yes, even self storage—What Size Do I Need?—is usually the first question that comes to mind.

Finding the correct answer practically guarantees you’ll save time and money. If you start out with the right size, it means you aren’t overpaying for more than you need. Nor will you waste time on returning or exchanging something because you got the wrong size.

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5 Fun Things to do with Moving Boxes After the Move

After all the expenses and hard work of orchestrating a move, are you ready for a little fun? How about something that gives your pocketbook a break? Before getting rid of that pile of moving boxes in the corner of your family room get in touch with your inner child, and give the kids something inexpensive to play with that offers hours of entertainment.

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Moving to Largo, Florida? Choose the Best Storage Facility for Your Belongings

 

There are many reasons to relocate. If your reason to move is a case of location-based chronic boredom, then moving to Largo, Florida will surely cure what ails you.

Largo is centrally located near the best of what Pinellas County offers, so there is never a shortage of interesting things to do. No matter what your passion, Largo, and nearby cities and beaches offer something for everyone—visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, attend a sporting event at the newly renovated Sid Lickton Complex or enjoy the nearby arts and culture at the Largo Botanical Gardens.

When you need self storage units in Largo, FL choosing one of the best storage facilities doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to pay more. In fact, public storage in Largo, FL is currently amongst the most economical storage in the United States.

Besides a friendly and expert storage team, when moving to Largo, Florida, you’ll want to choose Pinellas county storage units that have a state of the art website. This ensures you’ll have the convenience of managing your storage experience online whenever it’s convenient.

You’ll also want a company that offers extended telephone customer service hours (You never know when you might have an emergency situation!). Additionally, the ability to access your storage unit seven days a week is a big plus for some folks. At Metro Self Storage, you will find a professionally staffed storage office that is open at least one day over the weekend. Having someone onsite to assist you during a weekend move is always a big plus.

The best time for moving to Largo, Florida, is practically any time of year because on average the city gets 246 sunny days per year. Even better, is the fact that it doesn’t snow in Florida!

 

Here is a list of helpful questions to ask your local storage facility manager

 

1. What are the best storage options for my belongings?

2. What type of security features does your storage facility offer?

3. What is the difference between climate controlled vs. non-climate controlled units?

4. Is proof of insurance required before I rent a storage unit?

5. What do you suggest if I have to move in during hurricane season?

6. What are your tips for preventing mold and mildew in my storage unit?

7. Does your facility offer drive-up, 1st Floor, and/or multi-level elevator access?

8. Do you offer 24-hour access to my storage unit?

9. Will I have access to my stored items 7 days a week?

10. Is your storage office open Saturday or Sunday?

 

Follow these tips for finding a storage facility that is ideally suited to your needs, find storage units near Clearwater and Largo, FL, and make your next move your easiest move!

 


Whether you are moving to Largo or another beautiful Florida city, Metro is here to help you find the best storage solution

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10501 Belcher Rd S 
Largo, FL 33777 
(727) 547-3679

 

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619 Cattlemen Rd 
Sarasota, FL 34232 
(941) 315-7567

 

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4216 Gunn Hwy 
Tampa, FL 33618 
(813) 302-1371

 

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21731 State Road 54 
Lutz, FL 33549 
(813) 693-5452 

 

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1821 E Fletcher Ave 
Tampa, FL 33612 
(813) 906-7919

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3021 Lee Blvd 
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 
(239) 491-8111

 

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1675 Starkey Rd 
Largo, FL 33771 
(727) 228-9272

 

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624 Robin Rd 
Lakeland, FL 33803 
(863) 333-9919

 

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13100 66th St N 
Largo, FL 33773 
(727) 315-1175

 

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7627 Narcoossee Rd 
Orlando, FL 32822 
(321) 270-8294

 

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17231 Dona Michelle Dr 
Tampa, FL 33647 
(813) 906-8038

 

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1231 Kings Hwy 
Port Charlotte, FL 33980 
(941) 787-3744

 

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3501 Gandy Blvd N 
Pinellas Park, FL 33781 
(727) 280-5520

 

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10813 Boyette Rd 
Riverview, FL 33569 
(813) 586-2544

 

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311 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 
Seffner, FL 33584 
(813) 540-0027

 

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3300 Barclay Ave 
Spring Hill, FL 34609 
(352) 835-5022

 

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17701 Summerlin Rd 
Fort Myers, FL 33908 
(239) 215-1456

 

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8323 W Hillsborough Ave 
Tampa, FL 33615 
(813) 666-8703

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1210 W Fletcher Ave 
Tampa, FL 33612 
(813) 666-8935

 

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19390 Bruce B Downs Blvd 
Tampa, FL 33647 
(813) 501-2616

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17625 S Tamiami Trl 
Fort Myers, FL 33908 
(239) 243-0325

 

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28925 State Road 54 
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 
(813) 501-2718

Even if you are not moving to Largo, Florida, Metro offers clean, reliable, and well-maintained storage facilities throughout the state. All of our storage facilities are operated by friendly, professionally trained Property Managers who look forward to helping you find the perfect storage solution.

 

 

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5 Reasons Using Self Storage While Moving Can Save Your Life

Ahh, Spring! Finally, the long, cold winter is slowly fading away…the days become warmer…the days grow longer…flowers begin to bloom and a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of…moving. Moving? Well, yes moving (amongst other things).

Each year an estimated 43 million Americans relocate, and nearly half of those moves occur in the summer between the beginning of May and Labor Day. About 40% of all moves are work related, 42% are personal moves and 18% are military or government relocations. Also, 33% of renters move each year. In fact, the average American moves about 11-12 times in their lifetime.

That’s a lot of people moving! So if you’re average, or even slightly above or below, you’ve probably experienced the wonderful “move” at least once or twice. And although I don’t have any hard facts or statistics, I think we can all agree that at some level, moving sucks.

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