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Old 12-30-2016, 06:58 PM   #1
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Visited the trailer in storage

Got a chance to swing by the trailer in storage today. DW had cleaned the linoleum when we put it away this season and I hadn't seen it since. Just walking in to it - man - what a rush! Out little rolling home on wheels!

Is it just us?

If you store your trailer over the winter months, do you visit it? Do you talk to it? Do you hang out in it for a few hours? How do you interact with your trailer during those months you're not actively camping?
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:06 PM   #2
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I have a 12 month camping season. Mine sits in the front yard stocked and ready to go. Heading out Monday for two weeks on the Redneck Riviera.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:09 PM   #3
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Don't rub it in 😂
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:26 PM   #4
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Ours is stored behind our house.

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So I can look at it whenever I'm in the back yard, but sometimes quite a while will go by since the last time I went inside. When it occurs to me, I'll find the keys and pay a visit to check that the solar is keeping the batteries charged up. It always feels a little strange to go in when it's so cold in there and everything looks exactly the same as it did weeks or months before when I put it away. I kind of feel like it is hibernating, and I should just quietly do my checks and then leave without bothering it too much.

We don't have a TV in the house, so we went out there to watch the presidential debates. We warmed it up inside, got the TV going, sprawled on the sofas, had some wine and it felt just like it does when we're away on a trip someplace.


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Old 12-30-2016, 07:27 PM   #5
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Ours sits in our yard also. Just love to look out and see it. Very often I will go out to it with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine for quiet time. Her name is Baby. I love my "Baby".

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Old 12-30-2016, 07:38 PM   #6
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Lol. I've visited my 3 times in the last 2 weeks. It's my happy place.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:52 PM   #7
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Hahah same here. X2
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:02 PM   #8
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Mine is also in the backyard with a power outlet next to it. I go out a time or two each winter and exercise the furnace while watching television.
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Mine spends it's idle time behind the house with full hook ups. I too frequently spend time in my home away from home at home.
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Old 12-30-2016, 09:22 PM   #10
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Our trailer goes to warehouse storage at the end of October when we winterize. By Thanksgiving, batteries are pulled and stabilizers lowered. From December to March, I go by about once a week. Most of the time to just a five minute wellness check. When we get a warm weekend day in the spring, I go and hangout. I take my lunch, watch a game, and even take a nap...all while parked in storage. Trailer doesn't hit the road until we have had a good rain to clear the road salts. Usually that is mid to late April. Season in Illinois very different than when we lived in Texas.


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Old 12-31-2016, 04:58 AM   #11
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I check it once a week. She is plugged in at our storage facility 110v, for keeping the batteries charged, we have solar but the clouds and snow where we live prevent adequate charging and we pay only $5.00 extra a month. This also allows us to turn on the Alde heating system and fridge if we plan to leave for the winter, which by the way we were scheduled to leave today for three months in FL. But despite being all packed, truck ready yesterday we discovered a lump on one of our dogs toe area. Needle aspiration, a week waiting on pathology, etc we cancelled. Unloaded last night and will wait for results and then make a decision. Place we had and have reservations at could not have been more accommodating, when I told them the situation they suggested we move the reservation out and they would pray for a negative outcome.

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Old 12-31-2016, 06:34 AM   #12
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Mine is right outside the door in the driveway under a Shelterlogic. It's plugged in and ready for me to spend a night in it on a whim. I keep a small portable heater on in the winter and it's set at 60 degrees so I don't have to wait long for it to get warmer when I want it to. I love to open up the curtains on the front end, lay in bed and read while the snow is falling outside or set up the dinette area as a big sofa, wrap up in a blanket and watch a movie. I take the dog out there with me too.....it's actually HIS Airstream
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:49 AM   #13
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Ours is in an open, covered storage facility. I hook up and tow it around every once in awhile if there's no salt (we sometimes have rain in winter that washes the road salt away until the next snow). A also hook up my truck and charge the batteries, run the furnace, etc. It's ready to go when we are!
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:21 AM   #14
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You're registered as in New England; so take it out! There's some good all-year private campgrounds up in Maine; one I believe up in the Allagash.
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