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Old 06-12-2020, 08:28 AM   #15
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Covered storage is well worth it to me. Your rig will last much longer with less problems just by storing it out of the elements, and storage at home vs. offsite is so much more convenient. I have a separate 30x40' building for my TT (and boat, tractor, lawn mower, etc.) My only complaint is I wish it were bigger!
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I'd say, if you spend 10K now to get 10K more when you sell it, it's a bad investment. You'll do better just putting that money in a regular savings account. This isn't an investment/payback decision. This is an "I want to..." decision looking for some justification. I have a couple very good friends who store their RV's indoors. One on his own property and the other away from his home. I'm, quite frankly, a little jealous, but for me it's out of the question. They had the opportunity and means, and just did it. Your situation is only yours to know and understand, but if you're looking to the forum to bolster your reasoning to go forward with it, then make sure it's really the right thing to do. Probably 99% of us don't. Regardless, I hope you are happy with whichever decision you choose. Good luck.

I agree and that is the difference between a "Want and a Need". Most people buy a 40' Phaeton as a "Want" purchase, it would be hard to justify that as a "Need" purchase. The same applies with a covered storage being a "Want" item and if that is what you want and you can afford it, then do it. That's what $$ exist for to make your life comfortable, that's the only purpose of $$.
When someone tries to justify a "Want" into a "Need", that involves fuzzy reasoning!
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Old 06-12-2020, 11:14 PM   #17
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There is no question. Inside storage increases the life of the RV. Having the RV at home is even more valuable. Do it.
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Old 06-13-2020, 06:21 AM   #18
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The structure is already existing what they’re doing is reinforcing the rafters so we can get 12 feet overhead inside, extending it out 5 feet in the front for a total of 32 feet to accommodate the trailer and adding a 12 x 12‘ rollup door. Also they’re adding gable vent fans to keep it cool when I each end. So no concrete work no roof work it’s really just restructuring what is there and adding a bump out.
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Old 06-13-2020, 06:30 AM   #19
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Tax should not increase since we have same footprint and I do not think it will increase property value since we are maxed out already
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Old 06-13-2020, 06:53 AM   #20
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My personal opinion is that if you have room to go bigger that is what you should seriously consider. Now is the time if you are already doing work. You will almost always be able to use the space and don't believe for a minute that the next RV won't be larger. Don't limit yourself in the future by building size.



May not be a good analogy but I used to build decks and I have never had anyone tell me I made it to big but I have been told that they wished they had made it bigger. My dad tried to make his smaller and I would not let him. He told me many times after that that he is sure glad I did not let him go smaller.


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Old 06-13-2020, 06:56 AM   #21
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Many people full time in their rig's which are not under cover, will those RV exteriors degrade rapidly and make them of much less resale value than one that was undercover kept.

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Many people full time in their rig's which are not under cover, will those RV exteriors degrade rapidly and make them of much less resale value than one that was undercover kept.

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True, if someones parks their RV inside just to improve resale, then why own it? That cost basis doesn't make sense. Now convenience can be priceless for some people and that is a different debate.
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You do you and what you want to do... maybe get 2 more estimates ? and a couple of comparisons bids for 14' height and 45' long - I call them shopping lists and they are free

Consider a separate breaker for the 50 amp (YES!) supply in the area so you can turn it off and on easily...


I'm still in the same remote storage spot 5 or so rv's later and got tired of going 15 minutes away for any little thing, including monthly battery maintenance since we have power there... and the back end is sticking out because the rv has grown more than the storage
so heed the suggestions to go longer, even the owner of the storage area said "I never envisioned rv's getting this big" and more is never less !
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Our first MH was a 17' Type B, next was a 25' Type C, then a 35' Type A, then a 40' Type A and now ac45' Type A.
See a pattern there?
Build for the biggest even if you don't use it all at first.
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I vote yes. Another estimate could be useful. If you’re comfortable with the contractor and the price, then go ahead.

It sounds like you’re building to the maximum size for the slab and the size of the garage will suit your RV needs. There’s no point in festering over hypothetical return on investment or resale value of the home or RV. It’s worth it to have the RV inside.

The 12’ door will be the limiting factor. Making the garage 80’ long might be nice, but the 45’ bus won’t fit through the door.

Send a photo when it’s complete.
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If I could do a bigger door I would. Both height and/or width. I dealt with a 12 wide door once. It is doable but limiting and a pain in the ass. I couldn't fit through a 12 high door.
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