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Old 09-17-2020, 02:07 PM   #1
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Winter storage dilemma

Hi all,

I was hoping to have an rv port installed at home but it did not work out.

I have secured indoor winter storage 3 miles away for 480$ for the season. Problem is they want it in by end of Oct and there is no power and only occasional visits are allowed and no working on the coach.

Last winter I stored the coach at home on a concrete pad plugged in to 30amp.

If I keep it at home I may squeeze another trip out of the season and can charge batteries, run generator and generally tinker about in the coach, and if no chemicals on the road take it for a drive.

If I put in storage I dont need to worry about it but cannot access it for 5 months.

We are located in mid Michigan.

One caveat is if I don't take the space this year I will go to the back of the list if I want it another year and may not get in.

What do folk think?

Thanks,
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Take the RV to storage, pull the batteries to take home and keep charged and pick the RV up in the spring. Do your winterizing now.
Inside storage is a premium in a lot of northern states. The wear and tear you will save would be well worth the one more trip you might not be able to take if the weather turns bad.
Mine is headed to storage in a week or so and I won't see it again until mid May 2021.
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Hi all,

I was hoping to have an rv port installed at home but it did not work out.

I have secured indoor winter storage 3 miles away for 480$ for the season. Problem is they want it in by end of Oct and there is no power and only occasional visits are allowed and no working on the coach.

Last winter I stored the coach at home on a concrete pad plugged in to 30amp.

If I keep it at home I may squeeze another trip out of the season and can charge batteries, run generator and generally tinker about in the coach, and if no chemicals on the road take it for a drive.

If I put in storage I dont need to worry about it but cannot access it for 5 months.

We are located in mid Michigan.

One caveat is if I don't take the space this year I will go to the back of the list if I want it another year and may not get in.

What do folk think?

Thanks,
If I don't like their rules, I would go elsewhere. Not sure why they would limit access.
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If I don't like their rules, I would go elsewhere. Not sure why they would limit access.
Hi,

It's a local fairground that rents out space in their barns for the winter, its not a 24/7 365 storage.

The storage is nice but very restrictive. Only other indoor storage is about 2000k a season.
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Can you take the storage and pull the rig from storage for a trip and bring it back?
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Can you take the storage and pull the rig from storage for a trip and bring it back?
Hi,

I just checked and its 200$ if its needs to be moved before Apr 1st.

They really are just a winter lock up.
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I would store the coach.
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I would store the coach.
Thanks Mark,

They did tell me they advise folks to disconnect batteries.

They do offer an option for the coach to be parked to the front to allow early leaving if needs be.
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I'd store it. $480/season is a very good deal for an indoor spot.

Do you really think you'd use it again in November? Would that trip be worth it to let the RV sit on your driveway all winter?

Unless you're planning to be a snowbird and head south for the winter you can get it out April 1. Seems like that's plenty of time for Michigan camping... April - October.
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Not a very difficult decision. Especially, this year. Another trip - the season is over. Take the rig out this weekend, enjoy a bottle of wine and start prepping it for storage. Puttering - lots of organization - documention - learning - and planning can be accomplished. Take extensive video before you turn her over, but move to the Winter deal - store it.
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Hi all,

I was hoping to have an rv port installed at home but it did not work out.

I have secured indoor winter storage 3 miles away for 480$ for the season.

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I’m in southwest Michigan - be extremely happy at that price of $480 for the season. I just started paying $400 a month, through at least March, at least $4,800 (indoor, heated to 50 deg F, does hold also my wife’s ‘65 Falcon).

I’d pay the $480 and I’d pay $480 for NEXT winter to avoid the price hike that is sure to happen.
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Thanks all for the replies, its always great to get great advice here.

I will keep it indoors, thanks for the sanity check :-)
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Im in southwest Michigan - be extremely happy at that price of $480 for the season. I just started paying $400 a month, through at least March, at least $4,800 (indoor, heated to 50 deg F, does hold also my wifes 65 Falcon).

Id pay the $480 and Id pay $480 for NEXT winter to avoid the price hike that is sure to happen.
Wow, that's expensive.

From what I gather the price has been the same for a long time :-)
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