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Old 08-13-2019, 10:33 PM   #15
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I have a 2009 HR Admiral 33 sfs gas coach that I paid $55k for four years ago. It’s got 24,000 miles. I’ve put about $20k into it and plan on keeping it for another ten years. I currently pay $100 per month to store it outside at a self storage place in a 10’ x 40’ space. The facility is secure but no support amenities at all. Not even water. Also I have coaches stored on either side of me so it’s a really tight fit. I have to pull the coach out just to open the slide and even opening the luggage compartments is tight.
I recently learned of a storage facility where I could store it inside in a 15’ x 38’ bay (my coach is 34 ft long) which is heated and also has 15 amp electrical (allows me to keep batteries charged and cool down fridge before embarking). The facility also has a dump station (which would be handy when returning from a trip as my wife invariably has to “go” on the way home) and an automated RV wash. The catch is, it’s $440 per month.
Is it worth it? My coach still looks good and I wax it twice a year. Will inside storage allow it to last another decade? How fast can I expect it to degrade if stored outside? I should mention I live in Philadelphia and have lithium batteries so having heated storage avoids the need to winterize.


Now you have me wondering......mine stays outdoors as well....and in the winter...I HATE looking at it covered in ice and snow and know its slowly deteriorating. I to live in the Philly area (Delaware County)...What is the name and location of the place you rented from for 375 ? I may consider it at least for the winter months. Thanks
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:26 AM   #16
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We had our camper, and will also park our new Tiffin (in January) at a place that is covered, has electric at the site, and is in between other coaches (sides and back). The other great thing about this place is it has a dump station with water. We bypass the campgrounds (usually COE or State Parks) and dump at our storage place. Had our camper there for nearly 9 years, price started at $125 and ended at $175 about 7 months ago. The current price for a 40 foot spot is $180 (Augusta Georgia). Would not have the RV in the sun here in GA, temps in summer time easily get to triple digits. With electric, when it does get below freezing, we are close enough that we can turn on heat.
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Indoor Storage Worth It?

Indoor space just become available near me, for a 16x50 14door w/electric. $600. 50x32-$1200
Water and dump on site.
I would love to find just a covered space.
Is it worth it, not for my pocket book and the value of my coach.
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It is Heritage RV Storage in Leesport, PA just outside Reading. It’s a 65 mi drive for me but most of my camping trips are in that direction anyway.
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The catch is, its $440 per month.
Is it worth it?
Not in my opinion. I would either build a garage or find another place. In 10 years you will have thrown away over $50,000!
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There is a lot of convenience that comes with heated indoor storage, you can wash your rig less often, it keeps the interior and the exterior in better shape. Less maintance on the exterier and i can work on it over the winter.

I have had indoor storage for several years but this year I bought a storage condo, where i will own it.

Has a shower and bathroom too.

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Old 08-14-2019, 06:56 PM   #21
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I feel pretty good about my covered storage situation. I'm in central PA in a commercial lot that offers covered storage. This consists of a lean-to type covered area, with full sides at the back and open in the front. Each bay holds 2 units between support posts, and the length is about 40'. The site has a 20A duplex that is shared by the two units in that bay. Enough to do battery charging, and that's about all I need. The rate is $100/mo on an annual agreement. Higher if month-to-month. As my unit is less than 30', it keeps me out of most of the sun, rain and hail. All in all a pretty good deal, and only about a half hour from my house in Hershey.
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