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Old 10-26-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
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I'm looking for some insight on winter storage of our motorhome. I've found 4 options in my area for storage. They are as follows:
1. Enclosed and heated building with cement floor.
2. Enclosed but unheated building with cement floor.
3. Enclosed but unheated building with dirt floor.
4. Roof, no walls with cement floor.
What I would really like is some advice about heat or no heat and cement or dirt floor. Option 1 is most expensive and option 4 least expensive with 2&3 falling in between. I'm leaning towards option 3 since I think if I remove all the water, put antifreeze in the drains, and pull the batteries I won't need a heated building. And it seems I have read somewhere that a dirt floor is actually better than a cement floor for the tires. Not sure about any of this which is why I'm asking. Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
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I'm looking for some insight on winter storage of our motorhome. I've found 4 options in my area for storage. They are as follows:
1. Enclosed and heated building with cement floor.
2. Enclosed but unheated building with cement floor.
3. Enclosed but unheated building with dirt floor.
4. Roof, no walls with cement floor.
What I would really like is some advice about heat or no heat and cement or dirt floor. Option 1 is most expensive and option 4 least expensive with 2&3 falling in between. I'm leaning towards option 3 since I think if I remove all the water, put antifreeze in the drains, and pull the batteries I won't need a heated building. And it seems I have read somewhere that a dirt floor is actually better than a cement floor for the tires. Not sure about any of this which is why I'm asking. Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 10-27-2005, 06:58 AM   #3
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I have #2, unheated with cement floor, with my "old" (1991) class C, I put 2X12's 4 ft long under the tires,Now, I have a 2003 class A, did the 2X12 thing until I installed a satellite dish, my door is 12X18, gets a little to close for comfort with the 2X12's. So, am I right or wrong? Was told rubber leaches, the same as a lead battery, or a sack of potatoes, right?

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Steve you should be fine with choice 3. Don't forget to put some kind of anti mouse stuff in it. The dirt shouldn't do anything to your RV the sun will hurt it more! good luck. Scotty.
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:21 AM   #5
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Boy, are you guys lucky. Around Baltimore, there is no way you can get an RV under roof, let along having walls around that roof.

A few people cover, but most just put up with the elements.
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