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Old 04-17-2011, 05:48 AM   #1
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Question Where do you store your Class A?

We currently live in Michigan. That being said, we built a pole barn exclusively to store our Class A Diesel when not in use - to protect it from the sun, snow and ice since we only use it 6 months out of the year. We currently have our house for sale and hope to just rent once we sell until we can move south to the Carolina's.

Where do all of you store your motorhome? I'd LOVE to just rent an apartment or condo until we move south since finding a rental home with a barn large enough to store a motorhome is almost impossible. Further, I'd love to be able to buy a SMALL home close to town when moving south - which means we won't be able to build another barn. Do many of you store your motorhome outside? Do you ALWAYS keep it covered? What type of cover do you prefer? Do you feel that your motorhome is safe when storing in a storage lot? With all the technology on board - LCD TV's, etc. - I worry about theft. More importantly, the damage they'd do getting IN to the coach.

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Old 04-17-2011, 05:57 AM   #2
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Plugged in to shore power on a gravel pad in our yard. We live in Charlotte and use ours almost every month. You will love the Carolinas. Hope all the pieces work out for you...Peace...D

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Old 04-17-2011, 06:23 AM   #3
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So you don't worry about keeping it covered?? I wondered what those lucky souls who live in the south do! That's EXACTELY the area we're interested in!
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:38 AM   #4
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We worry a lot about keeping it covered in Austin, TX. Hail, sun, high winds etc. Built a 45'X30'X14' high with 4"+ inch concrete foundation garage. It helps to be on 20 acres
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:40 AM   #5
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We have lots of snow here in Quebec. So I know how cruel winters can be. For sure I thought I'd have to cover our MH. Spoke with the owner of the company where I bought the MH to see what I should do and he said not much if during the warmer months you take care of it. Then I realized that he has lots of MHs on his lot and he doesn't cover them or anything during the winter. That being said, I still cover it up until the holidays but when I come back from vacation (3 weeks), I just leave it as is. As you can attest in this picture.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:41 AM   #6
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Live south of Raleigh off from I-40 It has its own heated pole barn (we use ours year round) Helps to have lots of acres
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:42 AM   #7
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We live just north of Charlotte, our RV rarely sits unoccupied long enough to cover, but when we know it will be sitting more than a month we put the cover on. Not sure of the brand, it came with our RV. We have a concrete pad we park it on with 30 amp service a long side our driveway.
Depending on where you purchase a smaller house in this area there may still be room for your RV, not to long a go most single family homes required at least a 1/2 acre lot in NC. Newer developments have gotten that restriction changed & some have home owners assoc rules that will not allow. But for the most part, you should be able to find a home with enough space to park a class A. There are a few covered parking rental spaces around the area if you look. That is always an option, not sure about the security, but I know there are several RV's & boats parked at the storage facilities around here.
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We have a Class C, not a class A, and we live in Florida. We worry about theft, too. We had ours stored in a friend's horse pasture for a while. Now it's inside a warehouse that belongs to someone my husband met through his work. Not sure what we'll do after this. We have an adult toy storage place in town, but it's a ways from our house and it's expensive. It's a HUGE place and they have indoor and outdoor storage and it's supposed to be very safe with all kinds of security features.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:52 AM   #9
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Next to the house with power, water & sewer. On a concrete pad we had built for it. No cover, Florida sun all winter - has done just fine.

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Old 04-17-2011, 07:14 AM   #10
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We keep ours on a concrete pad next to the garage. The pad has a metal roof and partial sides. 30A, no sewer.
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We have an adult toy storage place in town,
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:28 AM   #12
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We have a rental home with a big detached garage on a 1/2 acre. I poured a concrete pad next to the garage for the RV and added 30 amp electric. for it. We use the garage, but rent the house, that is just north of Orlando. Maybe later on, we will get a carport built to cover it, (no extra money for now).
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RV parking next to the house, shaded by the house most of the day. I am concerned about the Southern California sun beating down on the roof though.
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