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Old 05-12-2016, 04:21 PM   #1
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Storing Class A in Florida

I am looking at purchasing a used motorhome in Florida and concerned about having to store it for a few weeks at a time, any thoughts would help .
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Lots and lots of them are stored all over the place. What are you concerned about? Finding a place or the heat and sun?
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:43 PM   #3
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I live in Florida with a coach. I ask the same question as Tom. What is the concern and what part of Florida are you concerned about for storing the unit during the time it is not being utilized?
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Me too ( live in Fl ) . What are your concerns ?
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:42 AM   #5
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concern aout temporary storage in Florida

I now live in Fort Meyers area and do not know what I would want to do to protect Motorhome outside in this area, ie. storage lot?

I came from Oregon where we stored our motor home outside and no big deal other than freeze weather.
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If it's a coach you plan on hanging on to for a few years, I'd plan on covering it to minimize sun related maintenance and maximize resale. If you can find a storage lot that's kind of sheltered from the wind, so much the better. Will make keeping the cover on and in good shape much easier.
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Yes.....the Florida sun will cook your coach .. So if you can find covered storage you will preserve the value of you coach. Also power at the facility so you can leave your A/C on ( at a high temp ) to save the inside from heat damage would be worth it.


Good luck with your search for a coach......
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Storing class a in florida

I never covered my two MH's and didn't suffer any damage due to the sun over and above normal weathering. Covered storage would of course be ideal but not necessary IMO. I was plugged in but didn't run the AC. I left three roof vents open ( maxxair covered ) to allow air flow and never had mold or heat damage. The same was true of the boats I owned.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:06 PM   #9
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I keep mine in a covered storage facility. It's nice to know when the almost daily afternoon summer storms come through here in southwest Florida, I don't need to worry about hail or wind damage.
I think in the long run piece of mind is all I'm getting. If I kept it at my house and put the same money into having it detailed and waxed a couple times a year I'd probably have enough left over to have it fully painted in ten years.

One other benefit from my covered storage is the whole facility is enclosed like a fort with steel walls and concrete floors. This makes it much less susceptible to rodents/snakes etc that lurk in SW florida.
I don't know... So far I've had no weather/sun damage and no rodent issues. But over a lifetime is it worth it?
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