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Old 05-29-2014, 09:28 AM   #1
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So we purchased some Mountain property and

The pad was just put in, so we are thinking of leaving it up there. Any tips, hints, experience, you have on doing the same? I am worried about rodents, break in etc., the trailer will be sitting at about 8000 feet elevation.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:43 AM   #2
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Not a good idea to leave it.
It will get vandalized, sorry our world is not what it used to be.

Is there some one near to keep an eye on it?

There are things to do to prevent rodents, but all are not full proof.

Not being a naysayer, but it is an investment, and it needs to be enjoyed, not worried over.

Is there a local storage there that could keep it secure? That way you save on gas not towing it back and fourth.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:48 AM   #3
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There is storage nearby, out in a field by a burn pit, and some buildings. A lot of people seem to park their, just not sure about security, plus rodents there either.
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At 8000 ft elevation you are also exposing it to more harmful sun and extreme weather, so expect roof, awnings, weatherstripping, decals, to weather more quickly.

45 years ago we had a mountain cabin that had a hidden trap door under the floor for first entry because of break ins, so it's not just today's world.
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If you do leave it there, Make sure your insurance is paid up. My experiences with leaving property unattended has not been good. Was a partner in a cabin in the mountains once and we couldn't leave anything of value there without it broken into and being stolen. One guy got a 15 year old truck stolen he left there to tool around in and go get firewood or haul water. never found, never seen again.

If it were me, I'd make the improvements I wanted, build a small secure storage building of some type to leave a few things in locked up (nothing valuable), post it with no trespassing signs and make good friends with your closest neighbor that lives there and ask them to keep an eye on it for you. I WOULD not leave a trailer on it.
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Well, as long as you think of it as disposable , where abouts is it ? But then again, the locals know what's available !!!!
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We are in Colorado.
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I live in Colorado springs, if you leave it outside somebody will take it.
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If you have power and Internet buy a DropCam Pro for watching your property. Apps will inform you if anyone breaks in.
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At 8000', you are going to have snow and many freeze-thaw cycles that are going to eventually cause roof problems. I would store it at lower elevation, or build a snow-strong canopy over it.
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If you have power and Internet buy a DropCam Pro for watching your property. Apps will inform you if anyone breaks in.
And three hours later you can show up in person to view the damage and theft...after spending a bunch of time watching the live feed to see the culprits start their intrusion.
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If you have power and Internet buy a DropCam Pro for watching your property. Apps will inform you if anyone breaks in.
Yeah, then you can watch the camera get stolen too!
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:53 AM   #13
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Thanks, I was not to comfy about it either. We will take advantage of the RV lot up there a few times a year in the summer. I obviously need to chat with some people who do though.
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Oh, and now the wife is not too hot on the idea either, so thanks.
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