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Old 04-21-2015, 09:15 PM   #1
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Buy a storage condo or keep the rig outside?

I have an opportunity to purchase a storage condo. It is selling for 43K and is 24x40 with a 14' door, 16' wide. I can't build at home do to restrictive covenents. It has electricity.

I currently store outside in the summer and we travel south in the winter. We have a 2011 Winnebago Aspect that I would like to store indoors when we are off the road. The rental rates in our area are such that after 5-10 years I would be ahead of the rental game by a fair amount if we purchase this condo. We also could just keep the rig outside, but i really like the idea of indoor storage.

Anybody have any thoughts? Are you happy with storing your RV outdoors? Anyone regret spending the money to keep your rig inside?
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:53 AM   #2
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Outdoors will age anything, property/land is a investment always, when done with it , sell it, and most likely, you will make money on it. Everything I own is in a garage and I just had a large 12' high metal rv carport installed for my enclosed car trailer to keep it out of the elements. So.......my vote is for inside!
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Outdoors will age anything, property/land is a investment always, when done with it , sell it, and most likely, you will make money on it. Everything I own is in a garage and I just had a large 12' high metal rv carport installed for my enclosed car trailer to keep it out of the elements. So.......my vote is for inside!
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Maybe use it in the summer for your coach--rent it out in the winter while your South.

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:34 AM   #5
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Move to general discussion

Could someone move this to the general discussion...probably not motorhome specific. Thanks!
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I figure I could have paid $20000 in additional rent for covered storage over 13 years or $20,000 in paint after 13 years.

If the condo avoids either of those items, at a reasonable cost, the condo would be better.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:55 PM   #7
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Inside is definitely the way to go...plus having power is a great advantage. The only problem I see is that if it's 40' that will restrict future MH purchases.
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Buy it.
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In door storage is hard to come by, at least in my area. I say buy it also. I would love to have my coach in doors. The cover is great in the winter months but nothing like in doors. I also like to keep my coach clean, but hard to do with it being stored outside.
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Buy it.
Use it.
Save money on coach maintenance. Get increased resale value on the coach when you sell it.
Sell it down the road likely for more than you paid for it.

Don't see where you can go wrong buying it.
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Done. Only potential downside is that we will be limited to around 37-38 feet if we up-size coaches in the future. We feel pretty confident that coaches that size are at our very upper limits size wise as we have always liked the 34ish foot range best. We are part timers so we dont need a really big rig. We are in a 29 foot Winnebago Aspect currently and it should be good for several years down the road. We also like some of the smaller Wisconsin and UP parks that going to 34 feet starts getting tough...

I have run several sets of numbers the last few days and there is no downside financially, and only upsides if you are going to be storing indoors and can own vs renting.

Thanks for the votes of confidence!
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