View Poll Results: Where do you store your trailer?
Next to my stick house in enclosed, indoor storage 19 13.19%
Next to my stick house in covered storage 17 11.81%
Next to my stick house in unprotected storage on a driveway or parking pad 42 29.17%
Next to my house on the ground 17 11.81%
At a nearby enclosed or covered storage facility (10 minutes away or closer) 18 12.50%
At a nearby outdoor storage facility (10 minutes away or closer) 16 11.11%
In a remote storage facility more than 10 minutes away from my house 18 12.50%
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:09 PM   #15
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We're so lucky to have the Subtropolis in KC. It's a limestone mine that's about 62 degrees year-round. No wasps, no mice, no bird do, no frozen pipes, or UV damage. It's very secure in that you need an escort to get in. The staff is super helpful, charging batteries before trips and helping to park and hook-up. I'd store my Airstream here if I lived a couple of hundred miles away, maybe further. RV, Boat and Vehicle Storage ... SubTropolis Storage | Home ... The KC area's newest, most convenient, secure underground storage facility!

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Old 03-24-2011, 02:15 PM   #16
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I keep mine in the back yard. Thankfully I have a decent size lot and no POA. I cleared enough trees after the big ice storm we had 6 years ago. I hope to run 30 amp to it soon. I still have a bunch of trees nearby and always worry when storms are forcast.

The dream is to build a garage large enough for truck, van, 'stream, and sailboat ... right after I hit the powerball!

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Old 03-24-2011, 02:18 PM   #17
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What a great storage facility. Is it reasonable? Wish I lived near a spot like that!
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:39 PM   #18
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:29 PM   #19
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Wow - Lotsa' Choices

Mine lives in a big storage building nearby with good security and 110v available to keep the batteries fully charged, since the solar panels can't do their thing indoors. The owner also has a bunch of helpful goodies like a big air compressor for topping up tires, large roll-around scaffolding for "up top" adventures, etc. I'd rather have her stored at home, but this is a pretty good second choice.

The KC facility looks like a dream, however.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:36 PM   #20
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Remote.... 50 Miles

Ours is stored at a covered RV and boat facility about 50 miles from our house. We store the tow vehicle with the trailer - it's two spots, end-to-end so we have a pull-through arrangement. The distance from the house is not convenient but not as bad as you might think.

Originally DW worked near the storage facility so it didn't seem like too bad an idea. In addition, the storage facility is north of town and we typically go north for our trips. So we simply stage everything at the house during the week before the trip, put everything in the car and then do a quick transfer at the storage facility. Coming home we do the reverse.

Some day we hope to have a enclosed garage at our house for both the AS and the TV. We have sufficient property just don't what the neighbors will think since we live in an urban area. RV's are certainly not the norm in our neighborhood.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:40 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Jammer View Post
While at present I am able to store my trailer and tow vehicle in a 30x80' shed next to my house, I am contemplating a possible move to a new house with more usual amounts of storage space.

It seems like a great inconvenience to me to have the trailer stored away from home and so in addition to the poll questions I'd invite you to comment in this thread on how your situation works out for you.
I can't store my trailer at my house because of the HOA won't approve it.

I searched for 2 months while my trailer was on order last year and finally found the perfect storage location for me a week before I took delivery.
It's only a few miles from my house. It's an RV and boat storage facility. It is fenced and gated and has cameras recording any movement. Most people there store their RV's under a covered roof or in the open, but I wanted something a little more secure and the owner gave up one of his large garages with roll up door for me to use (he had several for his own stuff). This garage has 15 amp outlets in it to charge my batteries and use power tools or lights.
The facility has it's own dump station, rest room, air station, potable water, and a large RV wash bay. The owner lives on the property. He allows 24hr access to the facility to customers via a keypad gate opener.
There is no need for me to take my trailer home for anything, as I have everything I need right there. When it's time to travel, we just pull out, add water, air up the tires and we're gone.
The best thing is I can leave at 2am if I like and return at any hour, any day.
I can avoid the traffic in this area when leaving or returning.
I think it's better than having it sitting next to my house. Nobody in the neighborhood knows when I'm on the road or when I return, unless I tell them. I can keep it on a need to know basis.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:45 PM   #22
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she sits in the back yard right now. but i just got back from the architect. i will begin building her new home within the next couple of weeks.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:54 PM   #23
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Unprotected driveway

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Old 03-24-2011, 04:08 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by heslinhotel View Post
What a great storage facility. Is it reasonable? Wish I lived near a spot like that!
The Subtropolis charges about $100/month, depending on the length of the RV. That's actually less than a gated storage area nearby, without the advantages of climate control and security.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:32 PM   #25
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For the three years we've owned our 25'International, we've been lucky, having found a storage facility run by a group of certified mechanics. They took an old 84 Lumber Yard and fixed it up with outside storage, under roof storage and interior storage. I've always selected the interior storage and happily pay them $2 per foot, write a check for eleven months and they provide me storage for the entire year. I think the price is so reasonable and if I need to have ANY kind of work done, they are more than capable of doing it. I tell them when I next want to use it, when I arrive, it is sitting outside waiting to be hooked up and gone! When we return, I simply leave it at the facility and they put it away for me - nothing could be easier and the system works fine. We are now planning to move 150 miles away and I'm having problems finding a comparable storage space for the AS. I'm thinking seriously of leaving it right where it is and simply building in an extra day to drive over there to pick it up. I am really happy with the arrangement. Happy Trails to all 'streamers as a new season is rapidly approaching - can't wait to get going!!!!
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:34 PM   #26
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For right now, the poor Albatross sits naked in the cold ND snow missing even the frame. Fortunately, we are going to be able to move it into the Rookery as soon as we can build a new frame and reunite the shell with the frame. The Rookery is 20 X40 and attached to my better half's woodworking/boat building shop. He has been building the Rookery since fall when the concrete was put down. I am so ready to start working on getting our trailer put back together and get CAMPING!
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:44 PM   #27
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Can anyone comment about covered vs enclosed storage in terms of wear? I'm looking at a storage location nearby that wants ~75 for covered and ~110 for enclosed plus another 10 bucks a month if you want electricity for either. We're in the valley in Oregon so it's rain and not snow that is of concern. Is it worth the extra money?

I'd like to find heated and enclosed since the winters are fairly mild so we'd like to do more 4 season camping, so not having to winterize just for the couple of surprise freezes a year....
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:58 AM   #28
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Our 1920's Los Angeles neighborhood/home make it impossible to bring/keep the 'stream to/at our house. We located covered storage wth pump out, washing station, etc. nearby (10 miles) and the location is moments from the on-ramp out of town which is conveniant. The only problem is a 8 minute freeway drive can easily become eternity in traffic. I am planning to avoid towing in heavy traffic, but it may limit the frequency I visit the 'stream to give her extra love. We're jealous of those who can keep their 'stream(s) at home.

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