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Old 02-14-2018, 05:49 PM   #1
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Cover it or use a Storage site...

I have been debating on how to take care of my RV while I am not using it. We have a new storage company here offering 15X35 fully enclosed individual garages with 110 hookup as well as a dump station and water to wash your RV for about $150 a month. I purchased a cover and am probably going to send it back. Just too risky getting up on the RV over and over. I feel keeping it covered will greatly increase how long I can enjoy it. Is the $150 a month a good rate?
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:04 PM   #2
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b clinton? Seriously? LOL

Neither. Just let it sit outside. Just like your house.
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:06 PM   #3
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$150? Only if I were crazy wealthy. That's a lot of money per month for me for a place to park it but everyone has their own budget. Only you can truly answer that.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:06 PM   #4
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The point of keeping it out of the weather when I'm not using seems to make sense to me. If we plan to use it 3-4 months out of the year, keeping it out of the sun for the remaining 8 can do nothing but help it's value. Dry outdoor storage around here starts at $75 a month and up.....then you have to worry about theft and vandalism.....
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Wish I could find one for that rate here in Ohio.

But that said it is nice when the ice storms came through recently to not have to worry since ours was in a garage storage and out of all of it.

Preferences and finances dictate.

Thought about covers originally but read too many stories of them flapping and rubbing off finish etc. so we went the garage storage route.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:10 PM   #6
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Wish I could find one for that rate here in Ohio.

But that said it is nice when the ice storms came through recently to not have to worry since ours was in a garage storage and out of all of it.

Preferences and finances dictate.

Thought about covers originally but read too many stories of them flapping and rubbing off finish etc. so we went the garage storage route.
I ordered a cover and it came in today. (37 pounds) My wife and I went outside to give it a try....we couldn't even get it on the top of the RV without feeling unsafe. Boxed it back up and called the storage place who told me they have a waiting list for their yet to be built units. Negotiated a deal with him and hopefully will be able to occupy in April.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:06 PM   #7
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I pay $130 for outside covered with none of the amenities you have included.

If I could get your deal I'd jump at it.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:19 PM   #8
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If the cover is properly folded it is fairly easy to put on due to the fact you are never dealing with the total weight. Our cover is 45lbs. and I'm 86 and DW is 83 and we cover with no problem.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:33 PM   #9
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Covered storage

I pay $48 a month for carport-type storage. No amenities except fairly good security, but the roof over my trailer keeps the sun off (and anything else falling out of the sky). I'm pretty sure it's a great deal.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:37 PM   #10
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I pay $48 a month for carport-type storage. No amenities except fairly good security, but the roof over my trailer keeps the sun off (and anything else falling out of the sky). I'm pretty sure it's a great deal.
Yes, that is good. Parking outdoors here in not so good areas runs $50.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:43 PM   #11
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We've got our 2018 CC 36CK2 in covered drive through storage in the DFW area. Storage yard has, 24hr gated and video access, 110 volt power at each bay, a dump station, an air fill station and bulk propane. Kind of pricey, but we like the peace of mind knowing we've got some protection from the frequent DFW area storms and hail.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:54 PM   #12
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In Alaska some cover and some let it just sit in the weather, I personally have one of each. Of coarse we don't have the sun problems of the south with the oxidation but we do have lots of cold and snow. It usually takes me and a buddy to do the covering and then for my 5th wheel we just give a good wash down spring and fall to remove debris and dirt. Seems to be working , that deep snow fall is the worst thing to keep track of. If it gets over 2-3 ft on top then shoveling is needed (we think) since we don't know what the top is weight rated for and don't want to take a chance of cave-ins. Everything comes with a price , Pay someone else or do it yourself :>)

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I ordered a cover and it came in today. (37 pounds) My wife and I went outside to give it a try....we couldn't even get it on the top of the RV without feeling unsafe. Boxed it back up and called the storage place who told me they have a waiting list for their yet to be built units. Negotiated a deal with him and hopefully will be able to occupy in April.
I started by pushing the bundle up ahead of me while climbing the ladder. That was way too hard so..... then I used to go up there and throw a rope down, get down, tie it to the bundled cover, go back up and pull the bundle up, hanging out over the side so the rope didn't drag score marks into the van, roll it out on the roof and drop the sides first then the ends down.

Because that was also too hard, I now tie the rope to one of the restraining straps on an end of the cover, go up on the roof and pull. I start at the nose because it is curved and smooth and the material slides easy. It is also less initial weight so the rope doesn't drag on the paint work. I drag it all up so it lays out along the length of the roof then push the various sections over the sides, go down and secure all the straps. Easy, only take about 30 minutes, not including required recovery time.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:35 PM   #14
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$150.00 I'd spend that monthly. Where i live they want 300.00 for small and 400.00 34', 500.00 for 36 and up and they are not around the corner 1hr to 2hrs away. But I'm lucky I put in 2 30amp posts and it stays here all year round and its easy for when I need to load and go to a dog show
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:23 PM   #15
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The $150 is the same price in our area for covered with electric. There are waiting lists for these at every storage facility so once you get one, you don't give up your spot.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:36 PM   #16
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The $150 is the same price in our area for covered with electric. There are waiting lists for these at every storage facility so once you get one, you don't give up your spot.
I think the storage business is going to take off....baby boomers are retiring and guess what they are buying.....prices will also go up....
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:42 PM   #17
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One thing some complain of with fabric covers is that if itís windy it can actually damage the paint. We have stored ours in Florida for a few months in the winter as thatís where we use it during the winter so why drag it back and forth from Indiana. I donít worry about the sun as much as Ice and freezing.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:55 PM   #18
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Sound a bit steep to me. I store inside, concrete floor at a farm. $300 for 6 months. I do November to mid April.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:36 PM   #19
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I'm in New Jersey and have a covered site for $150/mo with 2hrs of electric/day...I'm selling a brand new (never used) cover for a 30-32' RV for $450 if anyone is interested !.. so I guess you know where I come down on the issue !! LOL!
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:03 PM   #20
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Under cover

Mine lived outside until the heavy rains of, Irma came along and showed a steak if delamination on the side. I taped all seams and ironically it has not seen rain since. Sits in my shop building while I'm in South FL.
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