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Old 07-08-2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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Motorhome storage - how do you do?

We really don't have the right space to store our 36' MH at home, but I sure wish we could. It fits in the driveway for trip prep or washing but would simply be in the way for longer periods.

So, we store it year round about 15 minutes away at a gated facility under 40' roof coverage. The roof is about 20' high so some snow/rain does get on the MH as does pollen, dirt, etc. The cost is reasonable at around $450/year. I would prefer indoor storage but the local cost I found is over $2,000/year.

So, i'm curious about how you do your storage ( short and long term) and what you experience for cost. BTW - I would consider $2k/year reasonable if I was protecting a $200k plus MH..... But that's not us.


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Old 07-08-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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The cost is reasonable at around $450/year.
Very reasonable. Around metro Denver, regular outdoor RV storage sites are around $60/mo and up, way up. Most of the deluxe condo storage garages have a high purchase cost and a maintenance fee almost as much as a regular rental spot. I guess it it the price to pay to live in a metro area, plus the demand is greater than the supply.

A garage would be real nice, but it's not in our budget either.

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Old 07-08-2011, 09:46 PM   #3
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We've tried a couple options. One year, we had indoor storage over the winter that cost us $100 per month. Positive: we didn't have to winterize. Negative: the building sold the following year & we couldn't use it again. For the next 3 years, we had an RV cover. Positive: it protected the coach well from the elements. Negative: it was a bear to wrestle on.

We can't store ours at our home due to HOA rules (plus it's too long for the driveway), although we do park it on the street from time to time for a couple days when prepping for a trip close to home or in a direction opposite of where we store it. Luckily, we've got family with rural acreage where we constructed an RV port last year for storage. Positive: Free year 'round storage. Negative: it's 50 minutes away from our home so deciding on what to take requires careful planning so we have coolers to bring back the perishables between trips.

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Old 07-08-2011, 09:57 PM   #4
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We store ours in a enclosed 20 X 40 building along with our enclosed trailer, nice concrete floor and a extremely secured facility. Cost $325 per month which encludes electric so we never shut the frig off. We are snowbirds so our kids us the free space in the winter for their motorcycles and trailers to free up their garages. Maybe expensive but here in IA we get hail and other storms and it is much safer to have it under cover in an insulated metal building, also no sun damage and it is about 10 minutes from where we live.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:27 AM   #5
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During the summer we have to store our Class A in an open lot. Durning the winter is is stored in an enclosed building, concrete floor and the building is locked up for a cost of $300.00 total. The only problem is that the unit must go inside the first weekend of November and can't be taken out until the first weekend of April. It is located at a fair grounds. Not the best situation but at least it doesn't get all the freezing weather on it.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:07 AM   #6
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About 3 years ago we stored ours indoors near Sacrament, Ca for $300/mo. Now we're west of Phoenix and pay $130/mo for a 12x50 covered spot.

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I store it at a gated lot about ten minutes away. About $720.00 a year. It just stays outside. Heck, I use it all year so I don't see the point in covering it up. Nothing last forever, including me.
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Ours sits behind our house on a concrete pad. During the winter months we store it at our local fairgrounds.( October-april) they only charge us $5/ foot for the entire winter. It is kept indoors. This is the cheapest place I have seen for indoor winter storage.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:45 PM   #9
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We store our coach at a mobile home park. They have a 5 acre lot and charge $25.00 per month. Better then the rate they allow us to cover the coach and our boat with a tarp tent. The storage is 3 miles from our house and allows us to check often.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:58 PM   #10
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We are blessed. Built a 50x40 with heat and concrete,must fess up.. we have 60 + acres. Never turn frig off and never winterize it. Use it almost every month of the year.
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Ours sets outside beside the house when not being used
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:24 PM   #12
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Were lucky! We can keep ours here at the house on gravel. But then again were in New Mexico not PA.

I'd be happy to see some rain and have to wash the coach.

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During the summer we store our 25' tt in front of our garage on our city lot. During Sept to Nov. and March to May season we pay $36 a month for outside gated storage at a construction trailer outfit about 3 miles from our home. Most years my parents winter in South Texas, so I will store mine at their home where they would store their pusher. This is only 2 miles away....
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We store ours in the backyard and the door opens to the deck. We live on a corner. Bought the house for this reason.

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