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Old 07-30-2014, 12:16 PM   #1
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PUP Storage options needed.

There is no doubt that the best place to store your RV would be in a nice dry garage. For those who do not have that option. What is the next best?

I currently park my Pup on the dirt. Booo. This I am finding is not the best option at all. I was thinking of digging it out a bit and placing crushed stone (with weedblock) under it to help cut down on ground moisture. Would this work? Or would the moisture still just come up?

How about a carport type thing? Does anyone use those? Again, what should be under the camper?

Another option is to pave a pad. Would this be best? Would the pavement keep lots of moisture out?

Trying to preserve the camper as best I can and hate the damaging effects of water, moisture, and condensation.

What do others park on?

Thought and comments are most welcome.



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Old 07-30-2014, 03:35 PM   #2
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mine was on grass (which turned to dirt when the grass died under it) in the yard for four years. just put it on concrete this year when I enlarged the driveway. did it mostly to level the pup and I really disliked the bare dirt spot. (we would take extra time when parking the pup to make sure it was in the same spot so the dirt patch would not get bigger LOL). love that it is now level side to side. I am not sure how much moisture gets to the pup from underneath. it would sit there all winter with the rain, ice and snow on the dirt and did not see any problems each spring. my camper even smells new still. I think most water damage to a pup is from rain leaks when not keeping up with the caulking. we had to reseal around the vent fan in the second year due to some water leaking there.

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Old 07-30-2014, 03:40 PM   #3
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This is what I did for the popup and this TT. Simple and low cost too. Park in the same spot and it all lines up - I even leave the blocks out to jack the frame

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Old 07-31-2014, 10:10 AM   #4
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I was thinking of doing exactly like you have Twisty. I was thinking of sectioning off an area and covering with crushed stone. That seems to be a reasonably cost effective project. Also think it will cut down on any mud splatters from the heavy rain.

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