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With an increasing number of municipalities passing ordinances restricting the ability of RV owners to park their rigs near their homes, it appears there is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to open RV storage businesses.
Irv Langa, a 64-year-old who also teaches people how to fly private aircraft, is among those who sees that opportunity. He decided to open an one in South Roxana, Ill., near St. Louis, Mo., according to the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat.
Langa bought 10 acres a year ago near the confluence of the Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri rivers, where he offers RV, boat and automobile storage in a 9,000-square-foot heated building, along with outdoor storage, the newspaper reports.
Recently, he opened a new, 6,500-square-foot unheated building to offer customers three options: heated or unheated inside storage and outside storage.
The property is near the Hedge Road exit off I-255 and it is surrounded by a 7-foot-high security fence.
Langa told the newspaper he decided to enter the RV storage business because of the difficulties he encountered trying to find a place to legally store his own RV.
As of last week, there were five RVs, eight boats and a car stored at Langa’s business, called Three Rivers RV. He is hopeful demand will pick up as RV and boat owners decide they’d better shelter their rigs from the winter weather.