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Summer Snowmobile Storage

Summer Snowmobile Storage

A snowmobile is the perfect way to enjoy winter riding for all sorts of reasons. Whether you use it to get around your property or to explore new terrains with friends, your snowmobile is an important part of the season. When the season ends, you need to store this fun machine away until next winter. What is the best way to store your snowmobile? What factors should you consider when choosing a storage solution? Let’s take a closer look at this topic with our tips on summer snowmobile storage.

When to Store

Storing your snowmobile can be tricky for some riders. There are a few factors to consider about when the season truly ends for you. For starters, you should look at the typical climate of your region. If you live somewhere where winter tends to spill over into spring and you still get snow, your season will last longer than a state where snow isn’t as likely in March. Another thing to consider is whether you want to store it away until next winter or use a conversion kit to add wheels for spring or summer riding. This will depend on your preferences and model specs so it may be better to simply store it away until next winter.

Where to Store

When it comes to summer snowmobile storage, the matter of where to store it is a big part of the equation. There are essentially three options: your garage, a storage facility, or a shed. While some would argue you can also store it outside, this isn’t ideal for a few obvious reasons. For starters, you will be exposing your sled to moisture, heat, rain, and other issues. Here are a few things to consider about each storage space option.


Garage:

Allows indoor storage to protect against the elements.

Keeps your sled where you can work on it whenever you want.

It’s free to store it in this space.


Storage Facility:

Allows indoor storage to protect against the elements.

You won’t be able to work on your sled whenever you want since it is housed somewhere else.

You will need to pay a monthly storage fee.

This is ideal if you do not have a garage or space to store your sled at home.


Shed:

It protects the sled from the elements.

Allows you to keep your sled on your property so you can work on it whenever you want.

It frees up space in the garage.

 

How to Store

There are a few more aspects to consider when it comes to storing your snowmobile at the end of the riding season. For starters, you should inspect the space you have chosen as your storage area, whether it is a shed, garage, or facility. You want to make sure there is not excess moisture that could damage your sled or lead to rust. You also want to make sure no critters can get in the location since they can cause an array of problems. Aside from the actual space, you also want to consider the measures you can take to further protect your sled. Some riders choose to place their snowmobile up on blocks or wooden planks that allow them to store two sleds in a smaller space. Regardless of what works for you based on the size and storage needs, you should always make sure you cover your snowmobile when storing it as an extra layer of protection.

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