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Old 08-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #11
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I could live with that. No question - Cave

I'm paying $40 per month outside, 24/7 access, 10' chain link and cameras. I could go to a covered spot for $110 (when one comes open). This is at the dealer I bought it from and it's the best deal I could find in town.
So its covered, but still outdoors? It sounds like the caves is a no brainer then. When I first talked to them, I thought that was a little expensive but the thought of not having to winterize and then de-winterize was pretty appealing. I thought that I would make sure everything is caulked and checked before I put it in storage to hibernate and then do the same thing when I get it out in the spring before taking it out the first time.

I bought this TT brand new and would like to keep it looking that way. I plan to have it until it dies a long, long time from now so keeping it out of the sun sounds like the smart thing to do. Thanks for all the opinions. It is my first TT so I thought I would run it by those of you more experienced than I.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:05 PM   #12
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So its covered, but still outdoors? It sounds like the caves is a no brainer then. When I first talked to them, I thought that was a little expensive but the thought of not having to winterize and then de-winterize was pretty appealing. I thought that I would make sure everything is caulked and checked before I put it in storage to hibernate and then do the same thing when I get it out in the spring before taking it out the first time.

I bought this TT brand new and would like to keep it looking that way. I plan to have it until it dies a long, long time from now so keeping it out of the sun sounds like the smart thing to do. Thanks for all the opinions. It is my first TT so I thought I would run it by those of you more experienced than I.
Price can vary from area to area. Restricted hours are a bit more challenging to deal with but usually work out in the end. I agree with the cave choice but check into what are the pros & cons of either choice.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:12 PM   #13
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This isn't the CAVE-INN is it?
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:44 PM   #14
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The caves would be my choice for several reasons. Keeping it out of the weather is the number one. Coming from Missouri myself I know how hard the winters and summers can be. The other would be the security. Although a little bit of a hassle to access it, (and if you are taking out the valuable while storing) it would give me a much better piece of mind. Several years ago we kept ours at a storage lot that was fenced, "security cameras" and only access was those with keys. We were told during the winter is was double locked and the only way to access anything inside was to have the owner present to unlock the other set of locks. Well long story short, over the Christmas holiday some one broke into our camper and a couple others. Funny thing is that they were all new storage customers just like us. How do I know? Well my brother was storing his camper there at the same time and had been using them for several years. First year he used it his camper was broke into also. Of course coincidently the cameras weren't working, needless to say our camper never spent another night there. Outside storage places are way more visible. Now we store ours during the winter months inside at a relatives place. During the summer it sits at our house. If we ever had to choose to go to another public storage unit I would rather it sit our house out in the weather. Sounds like the caves are much more secure plus you get the added bonus of it being out of the weather.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:42 AM   #15
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I would opt for the cave, how many people can say they store their RV in a cave? That's a great idea.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:28 AM   #16
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I want to see pictures of the caves that are big enough to store RV's.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:16 AM   #17
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Wow - I wonder what the million or so other RV'ers do in the winter between Northern US, all of Canada and parts of Europe which experience snow and well below freezing temps for 5 months of the year?
I'd be interested if the Caves are humidity controlled or not first and foremost.
Vandalism - thats why we pay insurance isn't it?
I remember friends having a TT stored in an area where a lot of security was and directly under the guards presence a fellow TT'er switched Propane tanks, opened hatches looking for items etc.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:18 AM   #18
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I wish I could find storage for that cheap. Here outside storage runs $75 to $250 a month. I am storing it almost an hour away and pay $5 in tolls to just see it. I miss TN $35 and 5 mins away.
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Sounds like a deal as long as these caves are not really humid and they're responsible for any damage "forklifting" may cause (that's a new one on me, how do you forklift a 35 foot trailer?).

Out of the sun and weather, warm and cozy, awesome security, and "delivery service".

Great price too....
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #20
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Sounds like a deal as long as these caves are not really humid and they're responsible for any damage "forklifting" may cause (that's a new one on me, how do you forklift a 35 foot trailer?).

Out of the sun and weather, warm and cozy, awesome security, and "delivery service".

Great price too....
Lots of RV places use a forklift. They just weld a ball onto one of the forks. It works really well since a forklift has such a sharp turning radius.
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