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Old 08-01-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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My wife and I will be picking up our new 3011DS this weekend and we have questions about storage. We bit the bullet and have covered(not enclosed) storage that has electricity. Will being able to plug in allow us to store the RV without having to winterize the unit??? We live in Tennessee and winters are not too severe, but... We have had campers in the past and the covers, besides being rather difficult just don't last in the southern heat and sun. Any suggestions/opinions would be great.

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Old 08-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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I think it's a great idea to store your RV undercover. Not sure if you are renting something or are having it built on your property. If the later, it can't be that much more to put walls on it. Unless the roof is much larger than your RV, you still will have some sun damage to the sides.

I am extremely happy that I spent the extra to build a fully enclosed pole building to house both the Sunseeker and toyhauler. I'm fussy when it comes to my vehicles whether they are cars, atvs, or snowmobiles. The RVs stay clean, cool, dry, and should remain looking new for years to come.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:14 AM   #3
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We're in East Texas and our winters, apart from the odd blue norther, aren't too bad. We used to winterize our previous 5th wheel but there was really no point. We ended up putting in an oil filled radiator and let it run all winter. It kept the inside pretty toasty and we never had any problems with things freezing. Besides, with all the tanks empty and drained, as well as the water heater, there isn't a whole lot left to freeze. PEX water pipes are also very forgiving.

I agree that the covers are a pain to put on and take off but that sun can make a mess of a RV. Friends left their RV, not a Forester, sit out in the Texas sun and within 2-years the graphics had started to crack and peel on the south facing side. It looked ugly.

Congrats on the 3011DS by the way.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:45 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. We are renting storage so cannot add sides. But it is plenty large, 14x40 so the entire MH will be covered. It is also enclosed on 1 side and has other campers, MH's on either side of me. Should be ok, just cannot decide what to do this winter. I do have a couple of those oil filled radiators which work great.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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Keeping a little heat in it not only prevents freezing but also controls moisture and condensation.
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