Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-06-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 4
Advice Needed on STORING our RV

Since we cannot store our RV at our home and we cannot afford a covered storage facility, we would like some advice on what we should look for when searching for a storage lot -- i.e., lots made of gravel, concrete, grass? Should we purchase a cover to protect the coach & awning from the sun? etc. Looks like we are buying a 28' Class C Coachmen! Thanks!

RookieRVers is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-06-2013, 08:46 AM   #2
Senior Member
palehorse89's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 8,105
Hello and welcome, If you can't store it inside, the next best is cover it and setting on concrete. Gravel and grass is always damp and can cause under carrage corrosion over time. Happy trails.....

2000 Newmar MADP 4060, 350ISC, Spartan MM, IFS 2011 Jeep JK, M&G Braking, 2014 MTI 27' Hog Hauler, Wireless brake control, 2006Ultra & 1989 Springer
palehorse89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
clyon51's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Arizona West RV Park, Yuma, Az
Posts: 4,188
I wouldn't be too concerned about the ground, except if parked on dirt/grass you will have more moisture under the coach as opposed to concrete/gravel. Although probably rare in RV lots, you wouldn't want to store it around any trees.

Personally, I never have or never will cover my RV. My concern is moisture building up under the cover. Moisture is much more damaging than sun is. If I lived in AZ rather than MI, I might consider it. Also, a GOOD RV cover is pretty expensive, a cheap one won't last more than year or two. My MH is 14 years old, spent most of it's life in Florida uncovered and looks just fine. Others will differ of course, just my 2 cents.
John & Clare Lyon
2007 43.5' Monaco Dynasty Palace III (All Electric)
Towd: 2011 Chevy Equinox
clyon51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
Senior Member
njs42's Avatar
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Federal Way, Wa.
Posts: 2,901
Security was the first thing I considered when looking for a storage facility then pest control. I have a cover most people do not.

A good reasonable cover will last 3 to 5 years, cost 300 to 450, it will rip and it will chafe a bit. IF you plan to travel a lot taking a cover on and off may be a problem for you.
I do all my own stunts
03 Dolphin LX 6355, Workhorse W22, 8.1 vortec, 04 CR-V, Blue Ox, Brake Pro----Norm, Barb and
Doc(He's a PhD)
njs42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 09:34 AM   #5
Senior Member
Skip426's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 15,641
Concrete #1, gravel #2, grass NO. Too much humitity under the coach.
Also check the whole area around any storage faclity, is it on a flood plane. Many sites are on cheap land , and it is cheap for a reason.
Security, fences , cameras & card lock.
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 02:17 PM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 4
What do you mean by a "card lock"? Sorry -- definitely ROOKIES!
RookieRVers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #7
Senior Member
Half Dimes's Avatar
Florida Cooters Club
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Nature Coast FL
Posts: 1,692
Originally Posted by RookieRVers View Post
What do you mean by a "card lock"?
Magnetic key card, like in a hotel.
Dave & Jo Ann
'08 HitchHiker Champagne 35LKRSB | '11 F350 Lariat 6.7PSD
Half Dimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #8
Junior Member
Idaho Rockhauler's Avatar
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 15
As to cover or not to cover definitely cover your tires, if you live in a desert environment I would cover it. The sun in a desert will eat your rubber roof your gel coat, skylight, vent & ac covers. I found out the hard way after seven years my 03 5er needed lots of tlc.

99 Hurricane 30Q
Idaho Rockhauler is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.