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Old 07-07-2015, 04:16 PM   #1
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Is it worth covered storage?

I have a 2014 MH that I can store at my house, but uncovered. Just up the road from me (literally a few miles) is a storage place that has covered storage for rvs.

Priced at $129/month. Is it worth it?

I live in Texas where it gets hot in the summer. It's a rubber roof. I assume there are some considerable advantages to covering it, but wanted to check with the experts.

I can only actually use it once or twice per month at the most also. So large portion of the time it's just sitting in the same spot.

$1500/year it will cost. Will I get equal that in savings on wear and tear on the roof/tires/etc..?
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:21 PM   #2
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Everything I own, is stored inside! and you can tell when things are stored inside vs outdoors..........storage is priceless as far as the cost of what is inside. I just bought a enclosed trailer last year, out of room for something that big, so another building for it to keep it out of Mother natures reach!
Maybe one of these car ports would be a good investment for you if you have the room?
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:35 PM   #3
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Agree. I keep mine in covered storage as well. Worth the $120.00 per month to me.
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:36 PM   #4
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I'm paying $1800 annually and consider it well worth it.
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:47 PM   #5
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I built an RV port for our MH. Big difference in the condition of the coach after a couple months under cover. Multiply that by years and it's a no brainer. The flip side is that many full time and the RV is exposed to all the elements all the time. They are made to be outside, but after several years, the one under cover most of the time will be worth more than the extra storage cost. JMHO
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Moisture and the sun's ultra-violet rays are the enemy of everything man-made. My TT wasn't all that expensive but I pay about $80- per month to keep it in covered storage. I keep covers on my tires, even in covered storage. I've had very few problems, and none with the roof, walls, etc. It's 3 years old, and I keep it washed and covered. Similar units I see are fading, chalking, and probably leaking in places. Mine is still shiny and looks much newer than it is. Well worth it, in my opinion. I'm trading up next year, and the new one will be in the same spot... and will last much better than if stored outside.
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Covered is a very good thing. I plan to have a RV port cover installed by the end of year.
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Covered in the summer time and in the winter time heated and covered is in IMHO the ONLY way to go.

Why spend big $$$ and let the sun and or winter snow / rain destroy it?
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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.
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Less than a fill up in some cases. May be less convenient depending how far you may have to drive. If they let you do some minor upkeep while in doors thats really a value. I wish there were more indoor places near me.


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I pay 74.00 dollars a month for sheltered storage. I've noticed a big difference. The heat build up alone has been worth it. Location is Perry, GA. Definition of sheltered storage=Top cover and open on three sides.
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I have one of those metal carports, 16'x48'x 13.5' tall. Paid for itself in less than 24 months versus paid undercover storage, and it is here on site. Added hookups, in a pinch (prolonged power outage, lots of guests) we can use it for ourselves or for guests.

We purchased it in 2007, for our 2005 5'er. The outside of our 5'er looked nearly new when we traded it in this year. As others said, the sun and rain are pretty cruel.

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I have a 2014 MH that I can store at my house, but uncovered. Just up the road from me (literally a few miles) is a storage place that has covered storage for rvs.

Priced at $129/month. Is it worth it?

I live in Texas where it gets hot in the summer. It's a rubber roof. I assume there are some considerable advantages to covering it, but wanted to check with the experts.

I can only actually use it once or twice per month at the most also. So large portion of the time it's just sitting in the same spot.

$1500/year it will cost. Will I get equal that in savings on wear and tear on the roof/tires/etc..?
Yes.... and more!
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