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Old 07-29-2014, 09:28 AM   #1
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I need some tips. I have a 2014 Cedar Creek CKTS and now got stationed in Okinawa, can't take it with me. I'm in southern georgia/north florida. I am trying to sell it but absolutely no hits right now. I need some tips/tech info on the best way to store this thing for 3-6 years. I dont want to store it but have no choice right now. Indoor storage is out of the question right now cause quotes i'm getting are like $220 a month.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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IMO, if you're not getting hits on anyone buying this thing then you're possibly asking for too much money. If you are paying $75/month for storage that is $900/year. At 3-6 years, that is $3-$5k. You might consider lowering your price somewhat.

Otherwise, I'd winterize the unit by blowing out the lines and dumping all tanks as well as possible. Then, take out anything personal and of value. Clean it, top to bottom, inside and out. Go looking for food bits and anything that could attract critters.

For storage, air up the tires to their max and cover them. Slope the roof so that water runs off.

For that length of time, I wouldn't try covering the whole camper. From what I see at our storage lot-the cover will get beaten up and worn out before you're back.
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I would actually consider a lower price but I need to pay off the loan I don't think I can sell it for a lower price than the loan, i'll have to get with bank and ask them.
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But if it comes down to it and I had to store it outside, without a cover won't the gel coat and rubber roof pretty much be crap by the time I get back?
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X2 enendydad's comments.

We had the same problem when we were posted to Germany for 3 years.

Suggest covered storage if you have to store it. Also if you have a good friend who happens to RV who will look in on the unit occasionaly, that would be a good thing!

Humidity is your worst enemy in the South! There is a product called DampRid that you put out in containers that absorbs ambient moisture (you will need 2-3 for your camper) Problem is, DampRid needs to be replaced every 4 weeks or so.

I concur with ependydad - calculate what it will cost you to store the camper for the time you are overseas, and subtract that from your asking price and see what happens.

Good luck, and thanks for your service Battle Buddy!
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For the lower price, the bank will want all of their money. It's a danged if you do and danged if you don't.

Good point about the gel coat- I think I'd put a good coat of wax on it.

Will you be able to have someone check on the camper while you're gone?
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:16 AM   #7
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What about a rental company? I thought I once read about a member on here renting their trailer out when they weren't using it and having it managed by somebody else. Might be better than storing it.
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I thought about letting my parents look after it and/or use it but I really didn't want it in those bad buffalo, NY winters either. I"m talking to bank now to see what they say.
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Just what I thought if i sold it for less than the loan, that wont' work. I would have to pay off the loan before they even release the title to new owner. So I can't just sell it for less and then pay what I owe. Argh what a PIA, had to get orders a few months after I bought it lol
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pavetim,

FWIW, you can always put up a for sale ad here in the forums...
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