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Old 05-29-2013, 06:24 PM   #11
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We do a combination of storage at home (which I know you can't) and store it at a campground........ The campground we go to at the beach charges $175 a quarter but will also bring it to a site when you are there and return it to storage when you leave. Their seasonal sites are over $5000 plus utilities.........

Are there any campgrounds that store as well near by???



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Old 05-29-2013, 08:02 PM   #12
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If it is at a seasonal site near your house you could use the trailer as a summer cottage. We use to have a site that was 1/2 hour drive from work. Many nights were spend at the trailer and we drove to work in the morning. Plus if we wanted to go on a trip we would hook up the trailer and go. If I had the choice of a storage yard or a CG the camping would win.

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Old 05-29-2013, 11:46 PM   #13
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After tenting and camping in pop ups for 20 yrs last year we purchased a 2013 Rockwood Roo 19 and originally intended to haul it around. Other family members had seasonals at a CG about an hour away. Went down for the weekend and its never left since. After crunching some numbers it's a lot cheaper for us to leave it there for the season. Leave the trailer, deck and everything else there all year and 1600 from may-oct hydro included, small ocean/freshwater beach and campground is ocean side. This year we ended up trading the roo for a 2013 Catalina 38BH (we have 3 kids and a dog) and couldn't be happier. Drive to the CG In the civic, unlock the door, put the awning out and were done.

I work shift work so I'm down there alot through the week/weekends and we'll definitely get our money's worth out of the site. The owners are great, good people around and they've always got some kind of theme weekend, barn dances, potlucks, poker, darts, river tubing, whale watching or something else going on for the kids too which is nice.

Already spent 10 nights there this year and at 40/night full hookups it wouldn't take long to add up If we weren't doing the seasonal thing. Plus the gas, wear and tear on the TV and trailer, registration/inspection i don't need to do now either.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:27 AM   #14
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Ok, so I'm reviving my own old thread because my situation has changed and I'd like to get a new round of opinions. Last time around, this kind of got dropped because I was able to find free storage at a friend of my in-laws. I've now lost that free storage.

Instead, I'm now in a storage yard at $82.49 a month ($989.88 Cdn a year). My parents pay $700 US a year + Hydro for their seasonal. Their site is an old Moose Lodge campground that has no water, no sewer and pretty much no amenities, but it's cheap.

My DW doesn't want to seasonal there because there's nothing for the kids. Actually, she doesn't really want to seasonal anywhere because she enjoys going on trips to different places, but if she had to stay somewhere for a seasonal, it wouldn't be there.

I'm trying to convince her that it's worth it for the ~$200 a year savings, plus we'll have hydro, so we won't have to unpack the fridge, we'll have a dump station on site so we don't have to worry about where to empty the tanks, etc...

However, I'm concerned about three things:

1) The precedent we'd be setting turning a seasonal site into nothing more than a storage lot. Might the other campers be upset with us pulling out all the time? Will the campground owner realize what we're doing and decide to raise rates thereby costing my parents?

2) This site is about 1 1/2 hours from our place. Not really as convenient as the storage lot was at 1/2 hour away.

3) The seasonal is on the US side. So for those few times (1/4 to 1/3 of our trips) that are on the Canadian side I'd have to go get the trailer and bring it back across the border, making for some strange border crossing times. I.E. coming back with a trailer, but only having been gone a few hours instead of a whole weekend.

So what should I do? Keep it at the storage lot or turn a seasonal into a storage lot?
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:51 AM   #15
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In my opinion, I think you really need to ask yourselves, regardless of storage, if you want a seasonal or travel to different campsites. If its a seasonal then find something that the kids, wife, and you will enjoy. That will solve your storage issue. If you decide to pull it around then I would want the unit as close to me as possible. I would pay the extra $200/yr so I could have easy, fast, convenient access to it.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:16 PM   #16
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When we were looking for RVs part of the mission was were it will be stored and many places in SE Texas will not let you store them in our driveway or back yard. It is the HOAs that will not allow you to keep them on your property. We live on a small ranch without any property restrictions but there are lots of storage lots, they just cost to much and if they have electric service they cost even more. I wouldn't let my
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:58 PM   #17
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We are seasonal and love it. We drive 35 minutes to the RV Park on Thursday and return home on Monday. We have made some friends there and love hanging out at the pool during the day and around the fire at night.
The season starts April 1st to Oct.31. The rate next year will be $3,500 plus electric (around $35 per mo.). We could store it there all winter at this rate but we'll store at an indoor facility to keep it out of the harsh Michigan winter weather.

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Old 09-22-2014, 02:17 PM   #18
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Are you sure you would really be saving $200/yr if you have to drive 1 1/2 hours every time you want to pick it up and take to a different campground? Assuming 60 mph that's 90 miles just to pick it up plus any added mileage to your camping destination and it won't take long to eat up those savings. I think you would be better off with closer storage or finding a seasonal you and your family will enjoy and not worry about the cost difference.

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