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Old 06-12-2016, 06:34 AM   #1
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Storage charges for dolly

In my plus minus deliberations around deciding whether to dolly or not, someone recently pointed out that while the dolly might be cheaper on the front end, especially used ... it isn't on the back end.

When you are not on the road you must stow the dolly in addition to the rig.

At campsites you also need to do the same with the car taking some space as well.

What are the extra charges that accrue for storage of the dolly in addition to the rig at a camp site or while storing the RV?

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Old 06-12-2016, 07:39 AM   #2
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I have been using a dolly for the past year and have never been charged extra as a result of its use. It's worth noting, however, I'm using a Demco folding dolly which takes up much less space. It's a steerable dolly and is well built and easy to use. I purchased it on Craigslist for nearly 25% the cost of a new one. Eventually, I plan to replace it with a tow bar system since we just purchased a Jeep Wrangler to flat tow and I look forward to one less piece of equipment to deal with.

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When parked I can roll the dolly up under the back of the MH so that the entire tongue us underneath, just leaving the wheels sticking out. This keeps things pretty compact at the site in situations where that is necessary.
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The only time I was charged for storing my dolly was at Bluewater RV resort in the keys. I more than likely could have pushed the dolly under the front of my coach (it was a waterfront lot and we were front in), but just sort of went with it as we got there and there was a lot going on.

They charged $10 a day (if I recall) so it was an extra $60. Almost unnoticed because this place was so expensive to begin with.

My EZ Tow dolly stands up on end in my garage, so there is no storage problem at my house.
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I store outdoors at a Fort Knox storage, in Florida. The rate was the same with or without the dolly.

I push it under the back of the MH in CGs and never paid extra.
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I could do that too, but I want my dolly out of the elements. Stupid isn't it? The big $ part sleeps outside.

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I store outdoors at a Fort Knox storage, in Florida. The rate was the same with or without the dolly.

I push it under the back of the MH in CGs and never paid extra.
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I have never paid to store my dolly at any campground. Some haven't allowed them on the site, but the campground moved it for me to their storage area.
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My Acme EZ-Tow dolly fit mostly under my 2009 Sightseer when parked. No problem as it only added about a foot to the length needed. It's for sale now since I flat tow the new toad. Check it on the Accessories section of the classifieds.
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Ditto vettennuts
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We've only been to a few campgrounds that required a trailer (including a dolly) be stored in a separate lot, and only one of them had a charge for use of that lot. I've forgotten the amount.

Storage lots policies vary too, but many allow anything that fits in the space assigned rather than a per vehicle charge. If you need to rent two slots, then it would get expensive.

In other words, it depends on where you go and the local policies. Even if 98% of campgrounds and storage facilities don't charge, the ones you visit may in fact do so, so "caveat emptor".

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