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I'm after some recommendation for external storage for a static caravan. 

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20 minutes ago, MartinJ56 said:

I'm after some recommendation for external storage for a static caravan. 

Outbox (http://www.outbox-storage.co.uk/) and Asgard (https://www.asgardsss.co.uk/)both specialise in metal sheds for caravans..

We have both types and think they are very well made (and quite easy to put together as well).

ADDED: if you are on a static site, you will need the site owner's permission for any shed.

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As per 2 Seaside's comment, it is adviable to check with the site owner as many sites can not allow wooden sheds to be erected , this is very often down to the local council speciyfing  wooden sheds are not allowed on static caravan sites.  Also the site may have specific conditions as to the colour, material, size and positioning of the "shed"

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I would say it is very questionable whether anything in, on or around a static caravan can be made 'secure' as even a slightly determined, underprivileged toe-rag with a hammer and screwdriver will very quickly make entry and cause havoc. 

The caravan that I used to own was on a quite remote site and thankfully miles away from any passing traffic (the former county of Westmorland) and so was largely out of temptation reach for thieves.  It came with a large and useful plastic storage bunker (the type you see in Argos and DIY stores) which the previous owner had purchased and kindly filled with all manner of tools - screwdivers, hammer and a spade for doing the borders - all of which I immediately moved into the caravan and placed out of sight under a bed in the smaller room!

 

A spade is an extremely quick and effective tool for prising open a metal or plastic caravan door or window! 

 

It would have been a shame to leave the box empty, so instead I stored just household cleaning materials, binbags, hosepipe, a cheap old lawnmower and a soft yard brush in the bunker, securing the hasp with string rather than a padlock.

 

As has been mentioned, site owners can be quite fickle about the style and design of box/bunker/shed permitted.  I have heard of people having to remove one which was previously considered acceptable and buy a replacement from the new site owner when the site ownership has changed hands!

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some of the Asgard sheds are police approved for security, but both makes are pretty secure - would need a lot more than a hammer, screwdriver, shovel or chisel to get into a locked one (actually, it would be easier to get into a static caravan....).

Both Asgard and Outbox are made from heavy gauge steel(painted, not plastic coated), all screws&fixings on the inside, and the Asgard ones with lockable handles (probably the Outbox ones as well) are designed so that if anyone tries to force the lock the handle snaps off. 

They are complete with floors so are pretty vermin-proof (the type with tails and teeth) as well, weather resistant, and - so far - neither of ours have suffered from condensation inside either.

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oh, I thought OP wanted to store the static outside. I was going to ask in what area!

what sort of recommendation does the op want, size,  make or something else?

 

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if money is no object get an 8ft x 8ft shipping container, toe-rags take ATM.s out of walls so nothing is totally secure but these are hard for an average toe-rag to break into

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The Park is going to love that idea - rusty old eyesore shipping container being craned onto the site....

Have shipping containers changed a lot in the last 10 years? Used to be that anyone with a pair of bolt cutters could get into one. Including the customer if the padlock key was lost.

 

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