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Old 07-07-2015, 04:57 PM   #15
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Do it...worth every cent.

Here in Arizona (for me) it's not an option but a must!!

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Old 07-07-2015, 04:59 PM   #16
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I pay $120 a month for covered storage here in central Texas. I'm trying to nurse another year or two out of our rubber roof so the cover is worth it to me. I also cover the tires. Put new Michelins on in February and I'm going to try to get as many years as possible out of them, Old ones were 2008 date code and I think they lasted as long as they did because of covered storage and tire covers. The gel coat and decals have also held up better due to covered storage,

That's my two cents worth.

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Old 07-07-2015, 05:14 PM   #17
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A few years ago, we spent over $60k to build a shop/storage area for our MH. It is sure worth the cost to have the MH protected during the winters. The area for the MH is not heated but we have no issues with snow load, winds or things hitting/fall on the MH.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:29 PM   #18
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Covered storage is always best.

Dang, if I could find indoor storage for under $200/mo, I'd snap it up in a heartbeat. Closest I can come where I live is $3000/yr.

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Old 07-07-2015, 05:51 PM   #19
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I agree with the others; covered storage is worth it. We pay $165 a month in the Houston area, up from about $120 when we bought the RV three years ago. If we had room (and no HOA) at our house we would definitely have a cover built, but that's not possible for us.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:56 PM   #20
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I did not cover for 13 years in Sunny Sacramento area because the cost of covering was $200 more than uncovered storage per month. So I saved @ $26,000.

But........now the rig really needs a new paint job. Cost $25,000.


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Old 07-07-2015, 06:11 PM   #21
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For those in Fort Worth --- Ken's Rv Storage Burleson, TX 76028 - Ken's RV Storage

I'm not going to post what I pay for 3 sides and a top since it might make some of you angry

it DOES make my butt look too big, but well worth it!
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:15 PM   #22
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I think it's worth it. Tried father-in-laws pasture for four years. Let me see, a good cover would only last two winters ( due to wind damage, and buff marks on paint from cover buffeting). Only got stuck in the mud and had to be pulled out once. Only had 1 mouse. Got stung by a wasp once.

Decided to get quote for semi covered storage at the house. $16K. Retaining wall, paved drive and pad, electrical outlet, and one of those long curved roof things with no sides.

Found a covered, dry, lighted storage, with 20 amp power included, 10 blocks from the house for $110 per month.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:22 PM   #23
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I wish I could find covered storage for that price. The closest covered storage is 30 miles away and $195/month, inside storage is $395/month and 40 miles away.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:26 PM   #24
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We keep our coach under the RV port on our home. It is worth it by a long shot
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:54 PM   #25
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Definitely worth it. My last one was covered for 16 years. Insulated windows only started to fail (and only 1 of them) at year 14. Virtually no paint fade except rear end cap graphics (vinyl) and front vinyl striping. I've seen so many used motor homes at PPL that look so much older than my old gal ever did. Been under cover now for 18 years at about $120/month.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:54 PM   #26
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Pay $150 a month in Memphis and worth every penny.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:08 PM   #27
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Mine is a little older but I store it covered and plugged in. Now were in Texas do I get one of those cheap spaces. Mine is $185 a month.
But it is well worth the cost

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Doesn't have electric. The electric ones were $175

Figured I'd try it out just covered first and as time goes on if I feel the need to have electric I'll get it. I'm in south texas though so our winters don't need it. It fits in my driveway too so I can just bring it home and turn it on when I'm getting ready for at trip.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:13 PM   #28
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We built an rv port in 03 and walled it in a couple of years later. It is conventional construction. In 05 we bought a Holiday Rambler Ambassador, kept it 7 years before we sold it in 2012. It was always inside except for when it was used, which was usually a total of 2 months or so a year. When we sold it, it still looked almost new. I priced it at almost full retail and the first person who looked at it paid my asking price and did not even attempt to dicker with me. He said he had been looking too long for something that was in his price range in as good of shape as ours. So, yes, covered storage pays.

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