Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-20-2018, 12:52 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 123
How do these hold up stored outside

Another newb question for the day. Sorry for all these, but the info has been very good and honest so far.

So the question is how do these Dynamax coaches (mainly DX3 or Force) hold up when being stored outside in the sun and rain...

They obviously sit outside at most dealers and when in use, but I'm trying to price out storage and covered storage is quite a bit more and not available very close to my house.

I figured it would be nice to keep it closer for the first 6 months as I'm fiddling with it constantly and then maybe I can store it further away (30-45min...) in covered storage once the trip duration and frequency spread out more.

I figure the first few months will be short weekend trips close to home to get the routine down....

I'm sure there are issues with them sitting out constantly over time... but just wanted to hear some experiences in terms of problem areas and anything that can be done to eliminate them when storing outside...
__________________

wfo9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2018, 01:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
letsgorving's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 739
Send a message via AIM to letsgorving Send a message via MSN to letsgorving Send a message via Yahoo to letsgorving
At least store it under roof. The sun, acid rain and snow are no friends to these things. If it makes you feel better we store ours 40min away from home and another owner on here stores their's 90min away!!!

Another owner on here had their's stored outside where it snows alot, they had plenty of roof issues.
__________________

__________________
Kevin & Jean
2018 DX3 37BH
letsgorving is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2018, 02:12 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 123
you think 1 summer would have that much impact... I figure they often sit on dealer lots longer.....

Plan on covered for sure eventually.. Was just hoping to keep it closer for the first 6 months....
wfo9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2018, 02:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
FOURWHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,602
I wouldn’t worry about one year even. Mine sat outside for 1.5 years without issue. It’s the longer term prospects of sun and snow that scared me and got me to put it inside. That and a killer deal on a pole barn rental (otherwise it’d still be outside in the summer at least). I’m 1.5 hrs from home ... handy part is when you spend a weekend working on it you have a place to sleep and a fridge for the beer.

For a short period I think then only risk would be catching any leaks quickly as I’m convinced it’s prolonged water intrusion that wreaks the most havoc.
__________________
2016 Dynamax DX3 - Big Blue
FOURWHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2018, 02:52 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
FOURWHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,602
Actually I take that back. Was only outside for 9 mo. Didn’t end up sitting over a winter
__________________
2016 Dynamax DX3 - Big Blue
FOURWHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2018, 03:28 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
hook47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 227
Keep it clean/waxed and leak free and it will do just fine outside. Talk to snow birds or full timers. We had a 2013 39' Mobil Suites with custom full body paint and it stayed outside for its entire life. 6+ months in Lake Havasu City, AZ when we snow birded and the rest of the time on the Olympic Peninsula of the Pacific North Wet. Sold it to a friend (yes they still are) and it now stays outside in LHC full time. Still looks great. Keep it clean/waxed and leak free.


Full disclosure: our DX3 is in covered storage here in St George, UT.
__________________
2018 DX3 37RB - 2017 Jeep GC Summit towed
hook47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2018, 05:12 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
letsgorving's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 739
Send a message via AIM to letsgorving Send a message via MSN to letsgorving Send a message via Yahoo to letsgorving
Snow birds aren't leaving it in the snow for the winter
__________________
Kevin & Jean
2018 DX3 37BH
letsgorving is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2018, 08:56 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 487
Inside is best, under overhead roof second, outside in mild climate third...Arizona or Texas sun both kill outside plastics, paints, rubber, including tires...and will also yellow your headlights on a Freightliner...the heat also wreaks havoc on the interior as well especially any vinyl items....

Keep it out of direct sun is best option of all...I kept my Fifth Wheel indoors for 10 yrs, stuck it outside for two yrs and it aged more in those two years than all the 10 before...sun/weather kills RV's period...
LTZ470 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2018, 09:16 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 828
In the hot Texas sun, everything is best under cover from the sun. Do you have a lot of trees at your house?

Since you are going to be storing it near home during hurricane season, that'll be a plus in case of storms. Also, taking it on trips will be better than letting it sit unused in a storage area.

IMHO that would tip the scales into storing it at home for 6 months.
__________________
Happy Camping!

2015 Dynamax REV 24TB class C
2nd rig 2006 Toyota Tundra &
2010 Cikira 21RB 19' travel trailer
Reverse_snowbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2018, 09:23 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
milkman55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Posts: 431
My investment is less than half what a Force or DX3 costs and I keep mine in enclosed storage with power to keep the batteries charged. Here in South Texas I would expect to have roof issues if exposed to the 100f Summer temps, not to mention the hail threat.

I think units that sit a long time on dealer lots are more likely to have issues.
__________________

__________________
2017 Isata 3 24FW
2014 Honda CR-V
milkman55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 AM.