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Old 04-08-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Storing new Airstream

I just received a call from Airstream this afternoon that my 28 International has started its journey down the production line. I expect to be receiving it within a couple of weeks and still have not secured storage.

I have been looking around at every possibility for indoor storage in my area but not a lot of luck so far. One self storage facility has a few 12' x 40' storage units with a 10' wide door. However, there is another building in front of these about 30-32' away. I don't think there is anyway I can make the cut to get it backed in with the limited space. I'm still scratching my head that they did not do these units with more room in front.

Does anyone have any great ideas on coming up with good indoor storage solutions? The only nearby airport that would make sense does not allow RV storage in hangers so that option is out. I've done ads on Craigs list with no luck and am not finding self storage places that have larger units that can accommodate the trailer.

Any suggestions would sure be appreciated.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:26 PM   #3
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I wish I could but HOA regulations won't allow it and it wouldn't be covered.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #4
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If you do have a tight space you can purchase a electric dolly to maneuver the unit in to the space. I back mine into my drive way but have very tight clearance at one section of my driveway, so I drop the trailer and use a power dolly to place her in her storage area.

BTW I use one of the plastic steel framed temporary sheds to store the trailer. I screwed the frame together, raised it 24", strapped one side to a fence and put the other legs in concrete. I replace the cover every 12 to 18 months. I replace it before it gets to bad and leave the old one underneath.

The HOA is not always right, read the rules carefully for yourself. In my case the the trailer or boat can not extend beyond the front of the house and has to be out of sight from the street. Gate works wonders I have trailer and boat at home.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #5
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Can you give me info on the electric dolly ?

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Congrats on your new trailer!

I did see your post about the HOA issues. But, we are able to store ours at home.
Perhaps Jim is correct, and the answer is not a flat no.

Considering the money spent on a new trailer, we considered the costs of covered parking at home well worth the money. Total cost was less than 4% of the cost of the trailer.
Of course, this all may be a moot point if the HOA won't allow it, but it would certainly be worth looking into.

Good Luck!

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Old 04-08-2013, 05:19 PM   #7
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HeadWest-where do you live?

If you are in the Bay Area, there is covered storage in Discovery Bay.
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Have you looked for storage facilities specifically for RVs? I'm surprised you've not had any luck at all. I'm not sure regular storage unit places are the answer. Some may have RV storage capabilities, but my guess is that most don't. Some RV storage paces done have nay indoor storage, and some have both indoor and outdoor. Indoor is definitely in your favor, but will cost more.
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Can you give me info on the electric dolly ?

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I have the AC 7, it works fine. I have had mine 7 years and it works well. The build quality is what I would call Gorilla, strong but ugly. Do a search you will find a few other manufactures. BTW if I remember correctly you can haggle a little on the price or get the extras thrown in.

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:29 PM   #10
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Unfortunately, I can't get past the HOA situation nor do I have an accessible spot at home but wish I did. I live in the Lansing, MI area and called a lot of close by self storage places but they don't have large units available. A few have up to 10 x 30's but too small of door. I like the idea of having the electric dolly but this would be a short term situation (planning on moving out of state in the not too distant future and will hopefully have better storage options at that time).
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Craigslist may be your friend here. Check out parking/storage. Sometimes people need to fill a space.
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May need to move to Texas. We have all kinds of places to store RVs under cover. We get lots of hail so you shop for the cheapest place to store. Lots of competition around here.
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Most storage facilities are set up for storing stuff, not vehicles. As others said, search for covered RV storage. It's not enclosed but protects from the elements. Check craigslist & classifieds. I found a guy with a large horse barn that fit about 10 vehicles and was a cheap and private place to store my trailer during the winter.
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Check out boat storage. Many of them are indoors...drop your boat they have a forklift with a ball and they push it into its seasonal cacoon. When summer arrives, they dust her off and push it to your truck. I'm sure that the Great Lakes has many seasonal boaters and pleasurecraft need to be stored indoors during the deep freeze. Call around to your local boat yards.
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