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Old 10-30-2007, 07:54 AM   #15
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Hi Everyone. I am the developer of Eucalyptus at Beaumont http://www.rvstorage.biz .

Most of you have noticed the short supply of indoor storage and the high cost of indoor storage. Well, there is bad news on the horizon. The old El Toro Marine Base located in Orange County California is about to close it's doors to RV storage. It is the single largest RV storage facility in the nation. It was sold to developers in July of '05 and the storage lot (65 acres of it) is about to be shut down.

In Orange County and LA County for that matter, RV storage of any knid is very hard to find, some with waiting lists of over 3 years. Once El Toro closes, can you imagine what will happen to both the availability of RV storage, and more than that, the COST of storage for our toys? Below is an article about that storage faciity from July of this year.

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister...le_1750510.php

I don't mean to turn this into a commercial for my project, since this facility may or may not be feasable for people in this forum, since the units are very large, 11' x 35' up to 17' x 50' and the costs will start at about 55K for an enclosed unit, and go up to over 100K for our largest. But considering what I have read in this forum, and the time and effort many of you put into both maintaining and restoring your trailers, it might be something to consider. Maybe two or three people going in and buying one unit to store multiple trailers could work out.

We are currently sold out on both phase one and phase two, with phase three being released in late spring when the project is completed.

I hope at the very least I have given you a heads up on what is coming to Southern California.

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Old 10-30-2007, 08:07 AM   #16
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What would you pay for this storage solution? Here are the details:

A permanent indoor storage space sized to hold a 30' Airstream. Space is sold as a one-time purchase, but a monthly assessment fee applies. Only Airstream products would be allowed membership.

Storage is located within minutes of an interstate highway out in "farmland country," but still no more than 30 minutes away from a large city.

Storage site has security fencing, on-site dump station and a visiting mechanic who can perform work/winterizing/maintenance for a fee. 24/7 access.

Your storage space can be re-sold or transferred to another party without any significant cost or fuss.

How much would you pay for a spot? What's the highest monthly assessment you would tolerate?

Please post your thoughts, and include the size/type Airstream you would park there.

Thanks!

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Hi Tony-

I thinkyour idea has merit, however, I wouldn't restrict it to only Airstreams. Why limit your market? As mentioned in my previous post, my biggest market is the class A Diesel pushers. I have 116 units to sell, none have been sold for the storage of trailers. 90% have been sold to the big RV rigs as mentioned, with the remaining to car collectors. (One guy has 24 Shelby Cobras). Talk about your toys!!! I can;t wait to see that collection!!!

Best of luck.

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Old 10-31-2007, 06:51 AM   #17
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Ooopsd. I got a note from the Mod about my posts being too commercial. Sooooo, how do I edit my old posts? I can't find a link anywhere to do that.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:09 AM   #18
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Ooopsd. I got a note from the Mod about my posts being too commercial. Sooooo, how do I edit my old posts? I can't find a link anywhere to do that.
You can't edit your post after 30 minutes. You will need to ask a mod to edit the post if you want changes after 30 minutes. I think what you received was a warning to not do it again. If it was really offensive, the mods would have either edited the post themselves or deleted it.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:19 AM   #19
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Thanks for the info. The mod said they "may" edit out my e-mail address etc just to keep it non-commercial. I wanted to do that myself, but I had no idea there was a time limit on editing.

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Old 10-31-2007, 07:27 AM   #20
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Ted...not sure if you saw the info on forum rules...here is the link in case you haven't:

http://www.airforums.com/?page=rules

This forum is a great place to be and you are welcome to join us! It sounds like you have some great knowledge to share with regards to RV storage. Welcome!
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:00 AM   #21
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More specifics:

> Facility would simply be a steel warehouse (put up by The General) -- no climate control. Sliding door entry (multiple doors).

> Outside storage spots would also be available (for less than inside, of course).

> Security would be steel fence with razor wire.

> 24/7 access to anyone who owns a storage space.

Again... what would you pay to "buy" this indoor storage spot? --and how much monthly assessment fee could you tolerate?

Location would be 50-60 miles west of Chicago in the Midwest.
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> no fire protection/sprinklers

> no power
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:20 AM   #23
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Quote LittleRadio: (responses in Red)

Facility would simply be a steel warehouse (put up by The General) -- no climate control. Sliding door entry (multiple doors). Separate spaces, each purchaser with their own door? say... 12'x33' with 10Wx9'H O.H. door?

Again... what would you pay to "buy" this indoor storage spot? --and how much monthly assessment fee could you tolerate? Monthly to include taxes? Contibution to future maintenance fund? Utilities?

Location would be 50-60 miles west of Chicago in the Midwest. Rural or Suburban location?
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:00 AM   #24
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Rough dimensions:

> steel structure is 120' long, 35' deep; 10 pull-thru bays with 10'x10' overhead doors on both sides. (more of these structures would be added as demand allowed. outside storage would also be available).

> purchase price for your storage spot only includes the actual storage space. Taxes, upkeep, maintenance to grounds/buildings would be covered by monthly assessment (which could rise every few years to keep pace with prop tax increases and inflation).

> rural location a few minutes off a major interstate; 40-50 miles west of Chicago (off I-88 or I-80?)
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Sliding door entry (multiple doors). Separate spaces, each purchaser with their own door? say... 12'x33' with 10Wx9'H O.H. door?
More to the point. Are there partitions between each space? Protection from others, etc! This is the only way I would participate.

An hour out of the Twin Cities, I pay $120 a month for my own private space and overhead door - no frills, no heat, no power, no lights. I know of a Twin Cities member who could only find such storage (elect + lighting) on a fairly expensive purchase basis. He thought he'd be happy to rent like I do -- even approaching twice the price.
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No partitions between bays.

Ok, to summarize:

What would you pay (or value at) the following storage solution for your Airstream or RV/boat:

> steel structure 120' long, 35' deep; 10 pull-thru bays with 10'x10' overhead doors on both sides. Bays are not partitioned. (more of these steel structures would be added as demand allowed. outside storage would also be available for renters awaiting an indoor spot).

> purchase price for your storage spot only includes the actual storage space. Taxes, upkeep, maintenance to grounds/buildings would be covered by monthly assessment (which could rise every few years to keep pace with prop tax increases and inflation).

> Storage site has razor-wire security fencing, on-site dump station and a visiting mechanic who can perform work/winterizing/maintenance for a fee.

> 24/7 access

> no fire protection/sprinklers; no power; no climate control

> rural location a few minutes off a major interstate; 40-50 miles west of Chicago (off I-88 or I-80?)

Whew. Ok.

Is $5,000 for a permanent indoor space with starting assessment fee of $100/month acceptable? Or crazy expensive??
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Rough dimensions:

> steel structure is 120' long, 35' deep; 10 pull-thru bays with 10'x10' overhead doors on both sides. (more of these structures would be added as demand allowed. outside storage would also be available).

> purchase price for your storage spot only includes the actual storage space. Taxes, upkeep, maintenance to grounds/buildings would be covered by monthly assessment (which could rise every few years to keep pace with prop tax increases and inflation).

> rural location a few minutes off a major interstate; 40-50 miles west of Chicago (off I-88 or I-80?)
We have at least one facility like this in the STL area that provides rental space. They do not allow individual owners to park their motor homes, trailers or boats. You drop off in front of the building and they put you inside. This way they are consistant in parking the vehicles and they can tightly pack the building thus maximizing the storage and their income.

I previously rented space in a building much like this but most of the folks in there were boat folks. We were allowed to park but in this case this was not an in and out venture. It truly was off season storage. I was usually the last one in and the first out. Once I was backed in, no one could easily get out. The owner had my permission to move my trailer in case he had to get someone out.

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Is $5,000 for a permanent indoor space with starting assessment fee of $100/month acceptable? Or crazy expensive??
Sounds like a good deal to me. Can you buy land and build the building for 40k?

I'd think you definately want electric/lighting.
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