Where to park a uhaul in boston overnight?
August 23, 2007 10:03 AM   Subscribe

anyone know of a monitored parking lot we can leave a small uhaul (14') overnight in cambridge, ma? it's 10' tall, so parking garages are out.

i realize that we can put a lock on the back of the truck and leave it parked in the street, but that leaves us a bit anxious. honestly, anywhere there's a t-stop nearby would work, so we can extend things out into boston as well. anyone have a better solution?
posted by noloveforned to Travel & Transportation around Boston, MA (7 answers total)
Try the gas stations in the area. Most of them rent parking spots on a nightly/monthly basis.
posted by backseatpilot at 10:15 AM on August 23, 2007

Maybe the whole foods lot on Prospect St.? After 6pm it's free parking, open to the public, I always park there when I go into Central Square for a show at the Middle East. I've never left a car there overnight though.

Here's a map.
posted by jessbrandi at 11:29 AM on August 23, 2007

Most self-storage places have fenced-in areas for RVs, they might allow you to do a one nighter.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:40 AM on August 23, 2007

The only place I can think of that has 24 hour monitored parking is PreFlight Parking in Chelsea. It's $17/night and there's a free shuttle to Logan. There's a few in East Boston, too, around the same price and with the airport shuttle.
It's not ideal location-wise, but it's definitely monitored 24hrs a day -- you can only get in by using the gate.
posted by jdl at 11:56 AM on August 23, 2007

I had to do this once in a different town. I parked it in the police station parking lot (I went in and asked first). Failing that, they may have suggestions for you.

(Remember, they are there to protect and serve.)
posted by roofone at 2:03 PM on August 23, 2007

Faced with the same issues, I found that backing up the truck to a wall is great security.
posted by JujuB at 5:35 PM on August 23, 2007

thanks for all the advice.

we ended up calling preflight parking a couple times in advance to make sure our u-haul was *really* okay. still got a 'what the f' look from the manager when we pulled up. he was very nice though and let us park our truck over by the bus lot.

when we went to pick up the truck the next morning a different manager decided we should be charged at double the rate, very uncool.
posted by noloveforned at 8:04 AM on September 5, 2007

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