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Old 06-03-2014, 12:18 AM   #1
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Covered storage vs uncovered.

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Well I recently purchased a used fleetwood discovery with a tpo roof in very good condition and would like to know if it pays to store it indoors as opposed to outdoor storage . It's cost is 4x less than outdoor. Does it pay? I just don't want the florida sun to beat it down. What do you think

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Old 06-03-2014, 06:26 AM   #2
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Yes, it is money well spent. The coach will look better and the paint will not fade as quickly, the roof will not deteriorate as quickly, the interior will stay cooler, with the shades drawn the interior fabric will not fade. Also the tires do not like the sun so if outside cover them or just get it under cover. We have had hail/wind that would have damaged our coach but it was safe inside.

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Old 06-03-2014, 07:00 AM   #3
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If you can afford it, covered is the way to go
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:07 AM   #4
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Absolutely covered. It keeps my coach clean and completely out of the weather.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:55 AM   #5
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I have not been able to find any place in Central NJ that offers covered or indoor storage. In my township, I cannot store my RV at my house so I can't add a covered RV port. If anyone knows of covered or indoor storage facilities in this area (needs to handle a 40 ft Class A) I would be interested to investigate and see what the costs are. I pay $90 per month for outdoor storage - security but no electrical hookups.
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Covered. By far the better choice.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:44 PM   #7
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we are in the desert and definitely recommend covered storage. Protects paint, roof, tires. Keeps interior much cooler. It is amazing to see the motorhomes with faded and cracked graphics on one side. you can tell which side was against the wall and which side was exposed. UV and heat are the enemy!!

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