Owning a Small Travel Trailer

Welcome to Our World!

Congratulations. You're going to love it! You can now stop thinking about "what if" and begin thinking about "what's next". Before you start making all your travel plans, however, there are a couple of things you need to address right away.

Insurance

You'll want to be sure your trailer is protected. There are some insurance companies that specialize in RVs, but you may find that your automobile insurance provider can take care of your needs. Be sure you review the coverage details for any policy you consider. Sometimes they don't cover much. If you want to be thorough, get a copy of what a specialized RV insurer covers and then compare other offerings to it. (The Good Sam Insurance Agency is probably a good place to start.)

Our small Casita travel trailer stored at home

View from the security camera that monitors our Casita. We keep ours at home.

Where to Keep It

As you can see at the top of this page, we are very lucky that we live somewhere that allows us to keep our Casita beside our home. If you are not as lucky, you will need to find a place to store your small travel trailer. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Security
    You have three basic options:
    - Locked up indoors
    - Outdoors in a secured, gated facility
    - A generally safe location
    You might even consider somewhere with security cameras Just make sure you choose somewhere you won't worry about.
  • Proximity
    We find a lot of reasons to go to our trailer. Storing it at home makes it very easy. We go to do work on it, clean it, and just to look it over when we are considering trips, enhancements, etc. Make sure you choose a location that is convenient. You don't want to dread the trip to get there and end up avoiding going when you should.
  • Rules
    You will probably find times you need to work on your trailer. Your storage location should accommodate this or you'll have to hook up the trailer and take it somewhere else to get your work completed.
  • Covered or UnCovered
    Living in Florida as we do, we realize that the sun can be very hard on a trailer. If you choose an uncovered, outdoor location, you might want to consider getting a fitted cover or tarp to protect it from the elements. Regardless of where you store it, be sure to wax it on a regular basis.