RV Trip Planning Discussions

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 09-22-2019, 08:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 1
Where to store motor home for a couple months

We will be going for the first time to Florida from Indiana for 2 months beginning in January. We have thought about taking the motor home a little ways south in October to store to avoid possible bad weather driving in January. Any suggestions? Prefer to go down 75 but could go 65.

Captngrandpa 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 09-22-2019, 10:16 PM   #2
Hoosier14's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Indiana
Posts: 93
I understand your idea, but I would reconsider your storage plan. If you have flexibility of a few days for leaving, you most probably will find a day that will be safe to leave. Even after a big snow storm, it won’t be long until they will have the interstates clean and after 9-10 hours of driving you will be in Atlanta. A short drive down 32 and your on I-69. Even with storing your RV south, if you leave on a snowy day, you will still be driving some type of vehicle on the snow. Seems to me it would be simpler and safer to just leave on the best day forecasted. We live in Indiana and drive all year round, even going North at times. The interstates are usually fine and if not, we just have to slow down. If we could pick between a few days when we would leave, we almost always would find clean roads. Have a great trip!

Prevost, 45’, DD Series 60
Country Coach Conversion
Hoosier14 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2019, 07:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 19,462
Almost all Self Store places have outdoor storage for RVs.

Find one, park it with batteries disconnected and go home.

There is some real nice stuff to leave in the RV to keep mold and bugs away.

I've used it for 10 years while storing my boat and 4 years while storing my RV, while on my boat.

twinboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2019, 08:04 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Haslet, Texas
Posts: 320
Not sure if this will work but checkout,

NIRVC in Atlanta
2013 Newmar Dutch Star 4318
2019 F150 KR
DKRITTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2019, 09:01 AM   #5
Senior Member
winniman's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Muskoka Ontario Canada
Posts: 2,441
We leave from Ontario in January. We just wait for a decent two day window in the weather and head out. You are way farther south than us. I think you are over thinking this. Usually we get south of Toronto, and don't see snow or ice on the road the rest of the way south.
2000 coachmen santara 370 5.9 cummins isb
winniman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2019, 10:53 AM   #6
Senior Member
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Posts: 1,127
We left our rig in California last winter for 6 weeks. Very handy, and the storage cost was less than the fuel to drive it to Iowa and back. We had hard dates when we needed to be back in Iowa in November, and hard dates we needed to be in Arizona in January. It was just easier to do the distance driving in our Jeep Grand Cherokee. We can drive 12 hour days at speed limit in the GC, and the drive took much less time than taking the motorhome. We will be doing something similar this year but storing in a different location since our plans are different. Works for us.
2018 Tiffin RED 37PA
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk toad
UTTransplant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2019, 07:10 AM   #7
Senior Member

Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 3,591
I have driven to Nappanee IN a couple times from FL and have taken both I-75 and I-65. I find the best route for me from IN is 31S to I-65 and follow that Interstate south into Alabama and then start angling down 231 toward FL. You miss all the mountains on this route. A very pleasant route. I am going to MN next year with a stop in IA and will take this route again.

Rick and Larrie Dee
1997 40' Newmar London Aire DP CTA 8.3 (Mechanical) 325 Spartan MM
Bringing her back to her glory.
'08 Jeep GC Overland.
RKins is online now   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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Three months to at least a year in motor home Mardavclark iRV2.com General Discussion 13 03-01-2019 10:21 AM
Winter Months: Better to drive or let sit 3-4 months JoJoKnight Jayco Owner's Forum 1 11-25-2018 09:39 PM
Fitness: 3 months in an RV vs. 3 months in a space ship NealC iRV2.com General Discussion 24 04-11-2018 09:05 AM
To store batteries or not to store dano726 MH-General Discussions & Problems 17 12-06-2015 11:29 AM
Best Way to store Motor home slideout rwhit Class C Motorhome Discussions 5 02-15-2011 03:45 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.