"There's more than enough places to park in central Florida," said Bob Hattaway, owner of Adult Toy Storage in Altamont Springs, near Orlando.
Hattaway's facility, which has enough space for 1,600 RVs and boats in both indoor and outside facilities, was about 80% full at press-time."When I opened in 1989," Hattaway
said, "I was the only one serving the Orlando community.I think there's 22 today in the yellow pages."
Other factors influencing the RV storage business, beyond supply and demand and the price of real estate, include the cost of insurance and local regulations.In Altamont Springs, for example, businesses are required to install fire sprinklers in buildings larger than 15,000-square feet, even though sprinklers would have little effect controlling a fire involving gasoline or diesel powered motorhomes, Hattaway
said.The rising cost of insurance is also a significant hurdle for individuals considering the self-storage business."The biggest hurdle for us is the price of insurance," Hattaway