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Old 07-22-2022, 03:39 PM   #1
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So my wife and I live in Texas pretty much hell and gone from anywhere. We were thinking of taking our RV and storing it in say, Colorado for trips to the Western US and then taking and storing in Indiana on Eastern US trips for example. That way we wouldnít have to haul the trailer several hundred miles on every trip. We would then drive to the storage, hook up and go from there. Has anyone ever tried this? What would be the pros and cons?
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Old 07-22-2022, 04:27 PM   #2
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Pros:
Save mileage.
Save $$ for gas/diesel (what do you have for a rig)?
Cons:
Can't keep an eye on your rig.
Cost of storage.
Keeping the batteries up to speed.
I'm sure others will chime in, but off the cuff I would not want to do that.
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I would say that yes it can be done.

One CON that I see is what if you get to the storage lot and find someone has broken in or there was damage ending your trip after you have driven hundreds of miles to get it started.


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Old 07-22-2022, 05:40 PM   #4
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Cboss, all good points. However, we already pay for covered storage a few miles from the house, so the cost is really not an issue. FYI, I have a 2022 F250 w/6.7L

Oaklevel this is why Iím asking. Hadnít thought of that. Thanks
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Lots of people do that. You don't mention what kind of rig you have. Your main problem will be the battery draining if you don't disconnect the battery itself from the rig by disconnecting the negative cable. Keeping critters out may be a problem depending on where you store it.

You'll find many private campgrounds offer storage for just this purpose. In fact, some offer a service to pull the rig into a campsite and hook it up for your arrival. Usually people store it on their way back from an area. It's really only practical if you intend to return to the general area for future trips.

We've run into people who are snowbirds (or reverse snowbirds who go north for the summer) who live in one area of the country and store for seasonal use in another area.
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Old 07-23-2022, 10:58 PM   #6
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Cboss, all good points. However, we already pay for covered storage a few miles from the house, so the cost is really not an issue. FYI, I have a 2022 F250 w/6.7L

Oaklevel this is why Iím asking. Hadnít thought of that. Thanks
It sounds like a feasible idea. A few concerns on my part.

1. What do you do about your current indoor storage. If like around here they can be few and far between. I pay for the whole year so I am guaranteed a spot even though I may only actually store it for 5-6 months.

2. What happens when say you have it stored in Colorado and decide you really would rather make a quick trip to say Michigan or maybe Ontario instead of going to Utah or Wyoming? Or even maybe a trip across Texas?

3. What do you do about general maintenance or enhancements you want to do between trips.

4. I assume you already have some sort of a plan on how you assure you have everything or take everything you will need for this particular trip. Basically it can take a couple of days to leisurely load/unload a unit, now when you arrive to latch onto your unit, you might only have an hour or two to load/unload it before taking off.

5. What surprises can you expect when you arrive to pickup my unit? Will it even be there, will you have to demouse it, where do you get it repaired if it worked when you stored it but now doesn't and many other scenarios.

Good luck and be safe -
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Old 07-24-2022, 03:39 AM   #7
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Like so many pointed out, getting there an find out there is some problem. Along with fact like i do. day / night b4 i head out, i pack the rv , clothes, FOOD., snacks..
But living in SW Florida, i totally understand, just to get to state line for me is min of 6hrs. Grew up in New England, so that would of been ideal for me now.
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