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Old 07-03-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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Dealer Storage???

Hello Everyone!

I'm looking to buy a 23-23' A/S,... but cant/couldn't keep at my residence.

However my dealer, who's about an hours drive from where I live, offers a storage & concierge service, which includes the following for $150 a month:

      • On site storage with Security and Surveillance
      • Complete on Site RV Service and Parts
      • Pre-Trip Service Includes:
        • Exterior Wash Before You Pick Up for Your Trip
        • Fill up of your fresh water tank
        • Battery Check and Charge if Needed
        • Tire Pressure Check
        • Exterior Lights Check
      • Post Trip Services Include:
        • Exterior Wash
        • Dump Tanks
        • Place back in storage
      • 10% off service and parts for RVs stored
You just call them a day or two before your trip, & they get your trailer ready for you (plug in & check vitals). Hours for pick-up/drop off are limited to business hours (9-6/M-F,... 10-5 weekends).

Sounds very good & reasonable to me,... but I'm a newbie - So what do I know anyways???

Any thoughts & feedback would be appreciated!


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Old 07-03-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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That's alot of money for monthly storage - I would imagine you can find storage for $50 or less per month. And those extra "services" aren't something that you'd want to pay monthly for, most of those things you can easily do for free... at least in my humble opinion.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:16 PM   #3
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When we had storage for Lucy, the cost was $80 per month for bare bones on dirt. What you are getting for $150 actually sounds pretty good.

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Old 07-03-2011, 03:17 PM   #4
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We store ours at a trailer park not far from home. It's double duty. We use it at the park when we are not on the road.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:27 PM   #5
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Check with the Washington unit of WBCCI at LandYacht Harbor in Lacy. You have to be a member, but I think that they have storage facilities.

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Hello Everyone!

I'm looking to buy a 23-23' A/S,... but cant/couldn't keep at my residence.

However my dealer, who's about an hours drive from where I live, offers a storage & concierge service, which includes the following for $150 a month:

      • On site storage with Security and Surveillance
      • Complete on Site RV Service and Parts
      • Pre-Trip Service Includes:
        • Exterior Wash Before You Pick Up for Your Trip
        • Fill up of your fresh water tank
        • Battery Check and Charge if Needed
        • Tire Pressure Check
        • Exterior Lights Check
      • Post Trip Services Include:
        • Exterior Wash
        • Dump Tanks
        • Place back in storage
      • 10% off service and parts for RVs stored
You just call them a day or two before your trip, & they get your trailer ready for you (plug in & check vitals). Hours for pick-up/drop off are limited to business hours (9-6/M-F,... 10-5 weekends).

Sounds very good & reasonable to me,... but I'm a newbie - So what do I know anyways???

Any thoughts & feedback would be appreciated!


Cheers!
~CLK
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:42 PM   #6
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Near us in Ruskin, Fl we have RV outdoor storage for $1.00/day plus tax. The lot is fenced with an on site full time attendant. The drawback is doing battle with fire ants as all units are parked on grass. Pat
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:44 PM   #7
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I'd keep looking. I pay $65 a month 2 miles from my house and it's very secure with locked gates and cameras. The services sound nice but you should dump your tanks at the campground or nearby instead of towing with it full. It puts a lot of weight on the rear end and all that yucky stuff sloshing around etc. I also believe nobody will clean or take care of your AS like you would. Look closer to home and you might be surprised what you find.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:53 PM   #8
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Storage cost

For that kind of money you ought to get indoor storage with turnkey access. I would keep looking.
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:00 PM   #9
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Welcome Aboard....

CLK

Is this an Airstream dealer?

If not... it's a little unusual, most just shrug when confronted with an Airstream.

The service sounds good, but I think you'll find that most AS folks shrug when confronted with the possibility of a stranger laying hands on their "BABY".

IMHO...the price does sound a little highly inclined.
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:16 PM   #10
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storage in my area is $30 to $40 per month on gravel/dirt parking. Just fenced in parking with daytime security, nothing else.
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We pay $38/mo. to park ours in a paved, fenced, 24-7 access storage...and my wife thinks it's high. My father parks his SOB in enclosed storage for $300/winter (5 mos.)
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:53 PM   #12
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Thanks Everyone for the replies & info - I appreciate it!

I live in a Seattle neighborhood,... & most storage within a 45 minute drive tends to be expensive.

The storage & service I mentioned above, is at an Airstream dealer (a large A/S only dealer & service center). Stored on concrete & easy freeway access, plus any grocery shopping I'd need to do, before heading out.

As newbie looking to buy a new trailer - I thought it would be convenient for myself, as well as for getting things fixed, to be able to store the trailer at the dealer/service site, at least until I'm more experienced, & most (if any) bugs are worked out. So, for maybe a year, maybe less.

In a perfect world - I'd love to have covered storage & pad, at my residence,... & be within a chip shot from my dealer/service center. But I'm learning most of this business (travel trailers, TV, etc) is expensive,... & has more to do w/ compromises, than perfect world stuff.

Any & all thoughts & opinions appreciated!


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Old 07-03-2011, 05:45 PM   #13
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The dollar amount of storage is directly linked to real estate values. We've paid as little as $30 a month, and as much as $110 a month, for storing our trailers. Also, storage costs more if there are laws against parking the trailer at your home (they've got you, and they know it).
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Hello Everyone!

I'm looking to buy a 23-23' A/S,... but cant/couldn't keep at my residence.

However my dealer, who's about an hours drive from where I live, offers a storage & concierge service, which includes the following for $150 a month:

      • On site storage with Security and Surveillance
      • Complete on Site RV Service and Parts
      • Pre-Trip Service Includes:
        • Exterior Wash Before You Pick Up for Your Trip
        • Fill up of your fresh water tank
        • Battery Check and Charge if Needed
        • Tire Pressure Check
        • Exterior Lights Check
      • Post Trip Services Include:
        • Exterior Wash
        • Dump Tanks
        • Place back in storage
      • 10% off service and parts for RVs stored
You just call them a day or two before your trip, & they get your trailer ready for you (plug in & check vitals). Hours for pick-up/drop off are limited to business hours (9-6/M-F,... 10-5 weekends).

Sounds very good & reasonable to me,... but I'm a newbie - So what do I know anyways???

Any thoughts & feedback would be appreciated!


Cheers!
~CLK
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