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Old 03-26-2023, 01:19 PM   #1
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Our RV storage facility is banning RVs > 10 years old

I've heard of this at upscale campgrounds, but at a storage facility?

Anyone else run in to this?

Good thing the R-Pod is a 2019 model...
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Crazy! Find another facility.
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Old 03-26-2023, 01:43 PM   #3
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Just being devil's avocate . Were any reasons given? Could be due to local regulations, perhaps fire/safety due to older units having issues? May be facility's insurance underwriter's conditions in contract?

Could also be demand for space in facility and owner wants to get rid of older poorly maintained units.

For me, last time I put an RV in storage was 1996 and the rules and attitude of the storage facility owner/manager made me swear I would always own a house where I could keep it at home.
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Old 03-26-2023, 01:55 PM   #4
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Just being devil's [advocate]. Were any reasons given?...
I'll find out their rationale for this. I wonder if it is insurance-related. If so, such rules may be coming to a storage facility near you...
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I'll find out their rationale for this. I wonder if it is insurance-related. If so, such rules may be coming to a storage facility near you...
I don't think it is insurance. Every storage facility around here takes everything up to units that are an obvious environmental hazard.

I have seen campgrounds that have the "subject to inspection if over 10 years old rule". Ostensibly, those rules are to keep "homeless" quality vehicles out of the lot for various reasons.

Speaking to Mike's comment, I have seen leases that were so one sided and full of legalese that I withdrew my application. Management's response was "well we don't enforce those provisions". Right!
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Is this an outside or inside (garage type) storage facility? If it's an outside facility, they are probably concerned about poorly maintained rvs or them being abandoned at the facility.

Let us know.
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Old 03-26-2023, 04:03 PM   #7
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Iíd tell them, sure, and your storage facilityís road surface, fencing, gates, locks, lighting, buildings, and security system canít be over 10 years old either.
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Maybe they're trying to bump out units that never go anywhere? I've seen plenty of units where I store mine that look like they've been sitting for a number of years, unused. Did they pass away? Do they not care and not paying rent? Can they not afford to register and insure? That's a yearly requirement here. Our terms doesn't say anything about age. You're only allowed to store RVs, boats and recreational trailers, but no commercial units.
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Is this an outside or inside (garage type) storage facility? If it's an outside facility, they are probably concerned about poorly maintained rvs or them being abandoned at the facility.

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Old 03-27-2023, 01:16 PM   #10
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You never know about insurance companies. I built my storage facility in 2004. It has personal, business,boats, vehicles and Rv. Both inside and outside. I have the availability of insurance off and on. Right now just liability no fire etc. We a hydrant on each corner that I personally installed. Steel buildings with concrete and surrounded by asphalt. I also have a contract that protects me and the insurance company from tenants items. But the zip is currently preventing fire coverage. Of course this is California where we can’t cut trees until they burn, killed by bark beetle or downed by other disasters. Then maybe you can cut them. Wildfire burning is best as it supports other agendas.
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Maybe they're trying to bump out units that never go anywhere? I've seen plenty of units where I store mine that look like they've been sitting for a number of years, unused. Did they pass away? Do they not care and not paying rent? Can they not afford to register and insure? That's a yearly requirement here. Our terms doesn't say anything about age. You're only allowed to store RVs, boats and recreational trailers, but no commercial units.

The facility I use has no rules about age. But he is weeding out units that have sat unused or poorly maintained. I had an older motorhome parked next to me that had almost every piece of plastic trim and gutters hanging off. Another small travel trailer with flat tires for years. And some cars that haven't moved for years. The owner is getting ready to add another row of storage buildings and repaving the entire lot.

The junk mobiles are going to be gone.
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The last few years were have left ours stored at the campground with 2500 plus other campers. Campers from the 1950s to new, even several that are home made. Some not pretty but usable.

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You just never know about people and storage. I had a lady with an indoor unit for over 15 years, periodically I would see her son over there then for 9 years the door was never opened, leaves built up and spider webs on the lock. The rent was paid annually one year in advance at a time. Then one day I got a call from the daughter wanting to know if we had a person who she could hire to help her move stuff out so should could see if there was anything she wanted to keep. We don’t have employees but a customer who runs thrift store in town. He also works at the county landfill. He told me he took some to his store and the rest to the landfill in trade for what he got. Total rent for the time was $28,800. I called the next person in line and they moved in.
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If I can't keep my RV at my home, I won't have an RV! Likewise, when we lived in FL, I said if I can't keep my boat in the water at my house, I either won't have a boat or I'll buy a house where I can.

After all........it is only money.

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I think we are all different in those thoughts. I always keep my RV at home inside. I have owned boats for 55 years and never put one in salt water and never leave it in for more than a couple weeks except for my houseboat, at 35 tons not much choice.
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Probably profit related. RV's take up a lot of space. They can get more small vehicles or other items into storage for the same or similar price.
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If I can't keep my RV at my home, I won't have an RV! Likewise, when we lived in FL, I said if I can't keep my boat in the water at my house, I either won't have a boat or I'll buy a house where I can.

After all........it is only money.

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You just never know about people and storage. I had a lady with an indoor unit for over 15 years, periodically I would see her son over there then for 9 years the door was never opened, leaves built up and spider webs on the lock. The rent was paid annually one year in advance at a time. Then one day I got a call from the daughter wanting to know if we had a person who she could hire to help her move stuff out so should could see if there was anything she wanted to keep. We donít have employees but a customer who runs thrift store in town. He also works at the county landfill. He told me he took some to his store and the rest to the landfill in trade for what he got. Total rent for the time was $28,800. I called the next person in line and they moved in.
Thatís just one story.
Wow. Thatís just insane. My wife and I bought our first camper together (pop up, LOL) before we were even married. Then a TT. But after about 7-8 years with the Shasta TT, life got in the way and we realized we were using it maybe once or at most twice a year, the rest of the time it was sitting in the driveway. We sold it rather than let it decay there. Six months before we retired in 2019, we bought our 5er and F350. At some pointÖ hopefully a long time into the futureÖ we might have to give it up, but if we do it will be gone as soon as we canít use it any more.
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And the answer is...it's apparently a giant PIA to get abandoned units moved out without documentation of ownership, so for older units they are now requiring title (or maybe a copy) and a Power of Attorney giving the storage facility the right to have abandoned units removed by giving them legal recourse.
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And the answer is...it's apparently a giant PIA to get abandoned units moved out without documentation of ownership, so for older units they are now requiring title (or maybe a copy) and a Power of Attorney giving the storage facility the right to have abandoned units removed by giving them legal recourse.

The storage facility has that problem now with some basically abandoned trailers. He has had to get his attorney to put a lien on them. Once it goes through the legal process, he can dispose of them for whatever he can get.

Not much different than houses and properties that are behind on taxes and mortgages. It's a long legal process.

BTW, the local magistrate has her office in one of his buildings leading tot eh facility.
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