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Old 08-15-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Which storage would you choose? Underground or outside

Hi folks. I have a question about storage. I can store my new TT underground in the caves for about $88 a month or outside in a storage lot for about $50 a month.

The benefit to the caves besides eliminating damage from the sun is that no winterizing is required. Its about 65 degrees year round. There is a security guard station that checks all vehicles coming into the area. You drop off the trailer inside the gate and they use a forklift (I guess) to move the trailer into the caves. So, its kinda like valet parking.

With the outside storage, its one of those places that has storage buildings like you see on Storage Wars. It's fenced in but no other security.

I live in Missouri so definitely lots of snow, ice, rain and hail. And usually several days of sub-zero temperatures in the average winter.

Which one would you choose? Thanks for the input.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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Anything covered. It's worth the extra $38 a month. Sun does more damage to your RV than anything else. I have kept mine under cover since day one (except camping days) and wouldn't have it any other way.
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Hi folks. I have a question about storage. I can store my new TT underground in the caves for about $88 a month or outside in a storage lot for about $50 a month.

The benefit to the caves besides eliminating damage from the sun is that no winterizing is required. Its about 65 degrees year round. There is a security guard station that checks all vehicles coming into the area. You drop off the trailer inside the gate and they use a forklift (I guess) to move the trailer into the caves. So, its kinda like valet parking.

With the outside storage, its one of those places that has storage buildings like you see on Storage Wars. It's fenced in but no other security.

I live in Missouri so definitely lots of snow, ice, rain and hail. And usually several days of sub-zero temperatures in the average winter.

Which one would you choose? Thanks for the input.
I would go for the caves for the extra charge and security.
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Can you get access to it 24/7 in the cave? Do they need to pull it up from the deep for you anytime you need access?
$88 for in-door climate control is very cheep IMO. Go with the Cave.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:16 PM   #5
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One thing you might want to check out is how damp the cave is. Dampness can lead to a possible musty smell.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:21 PM   #6
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I can get access to the caves 24/7 but only with 24 hours advance notice or during normal business hours with no notice required. I cannot access the TT without an escort from company or they will pull it out, I can access it and then they will put it back. I would empty it of anything of value before storing it like tv's, tools, etc.

I'm not sure how much moisture there is in the caves. I've been in there but it was several years ago. There was no noticeable moisture on the floors or walls. That's something to think about for sure.
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Can you do both? Caves in the off season and outdoor when your use is high?
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You can always find out if other RV owners who already have one inside, find out what their opinion, whether there positives or negatives on storing it there.
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Can you do both? Caves in the off season and outdoor when your use is high?
Thats kind of what I have been doing. Since I got it about 4-6 weeks ago, I've had it in my driveway. However, my HOA doesn't allow it. No complaints from any neighbors so far but you never know when that will happen. I figured if I stored it at least for the winter when I won't be using it, they might be more understanding when summer rolls around. That and I would like to be able to use my garage this winter when it snows.

I'm thinking though that it might be nice to just have it in the caves year around. That way less sun damage and weather to battle.
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I can get access to the caves 24/7 but only with 24 hours advance notice or during normal business hours with no notice required. I cannot access the TT without an escort from company or they will pull it out, I can access it and then they will put it back.
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.
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