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Old 09-11-2014, 05:04 PM   #15
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I have covered/locked 50' x 20' storage, with power and water, at a boat dealership...$150/month. Worth every cent, out of sun, rain, snow, hail, sleet, wind, and sight.
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:57 PM   #16
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We keep ours in a 24 x 60 Quonset hut type metal structure on a poured concrete slab. Wired with 50 AMP service and florescent lights down both side walls at height of 12 foot. Works great and not as expensive as a wood or brick structure.
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:28 PM   #17
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How does an owner of a new motorhome reconcile the four to five thousand dollar per year cost of inside storage, when you factor in the huge depreciation you take anyway? My motorhome is still great looking, (even though it is always outside), but if I was to sell it, I'd lose about 100K. Over 9 years of ownership inside storage would have cost me about 3.5K more per year....X 9 years = $31.5K more than I will already lose. So I keep it even nicer than it is now to sell it for less than what I paid when new?

Do the math...be real...just saying.

Already bought new and will do it again....but inside storage for the next owner??? I don't think so!
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:36 PM   #18
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One of the reasons we bought the house was that there was room to put a pad in for an RV. It was a Parade of Homes house in '86 and at the end of the street so it had a little extra room. Of course, now they punched the street through but it didn't affect our place. Right now the RV is 40' but I keep looking/dreaming of 43' or 45' but would need to level more area and that requires a new, stronger retaining wall
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:43 PM   #19
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How does an owner of a new motorhome reconcile the four to five thousand dollar per year cost of inside storage, when you factor in the huge depreciation you take anyway? My motorhome is still great looking, (even though it is always outside), but if I was to sell it, I'd lose about 100K. Over 9 years of ownership inside storage would have cost me about 3.5K more per year....X 9 years = $31.5K more than I will already lose. So I keep it even nicer than it is now to sell it for less than what I paid when new?

Do the math...be real...just saying.

Already bought new and will do it again....but inside storage for the next owner??? I don't think so!
Owning a MH doesn't make sense to a lot of people!
Just figure it into the cost of ownership!
In 1999/2000 the state charged us $2,200 for a one year license for a two year old $98,000 MH. Then a referendum passed and lowered the cost, to $35 a year. That was an extra $200 we could use to buy a newer/bigger DP. And we did.
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:02 PM   #20
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We pay $1000 a year to park our TT in a locked 24 hour secured building we can enter and leave at any time. It is not climate controlled. The space we have is 25'w x 40' deep.
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:59 AM   #21
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I'm not surprised at the different responses. I think some of the answers depend on the owner's location. Being in Michigan in the winter a lot of people store because of the snow and ice threat that becomes all to real. You then have a lot of roof repair/damage that could have been prevented by storing inside. Salt spray from roads also is a factor, just like living close to the Ocean can cause that same damage.

With wanting a place (apartment/condo) to live in when we come home every summer to see our kids, it makes sense to have it pay for itself instead of costing us. People who want to store their unit inside will pay for it and we want to provide a fair priced safe service. Not sure about adding electric service or dump station for them but will add it for our stall.

It's the old adage of making your money work for you. Stay in this house, pay for everything, or build a pole barn and make it pay for yearly costs?

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Old 09-12-2014, 10:23 AM   #22
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How does an owner of a new motorhome reconcile the four to five thousand dollar per year cost of inside storage, when you factor in the huge depreciation you take anyway? My motorhome is still great looking, (even though it is always outside), but if I was to sell it, I'd lose about 100K. Over 9 years of ownership inside storage would have cost me about 3.5K more per year....X 9 years = $31.5K more than I will already lose. So I keep it even nicer than it is now to sell it for less than what I paid when new?

Do the math...be real...just saying.

Already bought new and will do it again....but inside storage for the next owner??? I don't think so!
You could use a lot of this same logic to avoid washing or oil changes as well?
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:10 PM   #23
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In Northern Calif. We are currently paying $340 a month for indoor full service. They wash the Moho and dump the tanks when we bring it back as well as start everything when we decide to use it. Highly secure and saves a lot of weathering. So far it is with the price to us.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:25 PM   #24
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We keep ours under cover for $115/month. No hook ups, but they have dump stations, wash bays and it is a very, very nice facility. They are expanding their storage areas and we are considering a full hook up covered spot when they complete their additions for $130/month. Here in Arizona, the sun and extreme heat is a killer on everything. When we bought our MH, it was an absolute must have if we were going to venture in to this RVing world. No regrets and I'd do it all over again.
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:46 PM   #25
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We pay $130 per month here in Bradenton, Florida. At our home up north before moving nine years ago, we had a 70' cement pad off our driveway, strictly for our MH, with 50 amp power no less. Life was good....but we fell to the allure of the Florida Gulf coast. The facility we're in now is secure, monitored and I have water and 20 amp power for the fridge...nice...but it means I am always waxing and inspecting the roof because of the sun and heat. Covered storage in our immediate area is $300 per month or $425 for three sides and a roof...but they won't let you wash it or wax it at their facility. So $130 fits our plan for the next year or so. At least the place we are now is run by a very nice couple, so we've been there since 2008. Our unit is parked on pavement and is somewhat sheltered between two storage buildings. Once we go to a 45', we won't be able to get it into that sheltered spot.
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I am in southern Michigan. I pay $80/month for inside secured storage. I store it inside all year long. During the winter to protect it from snow, and during the summer to protect it from sun and severe weather (hail).
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Old 09-14-2014, 03:30 AM   #27
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Does anyone on this thread or reading it have any suggestions for good indoor storage in Chicagoland?
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Old 09-14-2014, 03:01 PM   #28
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Bfmorgan,

I am in middle Michigan between Flint and Lansing, and unless you store it at a fair ground (and you have to get it out early) I couldn't find anything near me under $200 a month non secured. Farmers will let you store in old barns but not sure some of them will not crash onto it and they have no doors for $100 a month.

Just curious because we have had so little info and most places have no spots available unless they are over $269. Don't want it parked over 100 miles from home.
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