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Old 02-18-2016, 09:32 AM   #15
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+1 for covered if you can afford the cost. In our area there were very few options for covered storage. We found relatively level parking areas were hard to find too.

We opted for covered but it's nearly 50 miles from our house. We have two back-to-back spaces so we can leave the trailer and vehicle attached if we want and simply pull through. Many times our trip is in the same direction as the storage facility anyway so it doesn't seem out of the way. Occasionally we find ourselves backtracking but that's only 1 out of 5 times so it's not bad. When we make trips to the trailer for repairs/maintenance we combine that with other activities like shopping for something in the area or meeting up with friends to help justify our trip.

When Danielle and I were working it was relatively close to where we worked so the location made a little more sense at that time.

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Old 02-18-2016, 12:49 PM   #16
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If you leave it outside to discover any leaks, be sure it is close to home and you visit it often. We had our trailer in covered storage and had no problem finding it's leaks! When we took it on a trip and it rained, we found the leaks quickly. Stopping the leaks was another story entirely, eventually leading us to Jackson Center! We drive 35 miles to keep our new trailer in covered, conditioned space. We think it is worth it.


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Old 02-18-2016, 12:55 PM   #17
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hmmmm....putting the covered storage before the AS....I would say get comfortable with the responses and practice you'll get from your follow-up post, THEN (slowly) approach and back into the covered storage facilities you're being advised about here. jon
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:49 PM   #18
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Definitely covered. We have only overhead shelter so I keep the tires covered as well.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:04 PM   #19
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We have had some intense rain here. Sometimes I go inside during storms and watch and listen, looking for leaks. I am not covers, but wheels off ground and covered, we plug in one week, off the next, everything out for the winter and stash about a hundred dryer sheets all over.

The trailer is washed and waxed twice a year. I use a product called glare. We have Bambi, not too big to do, love to watch the rain bead after a waxing.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:26 PM   #20
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Option out the shrubs, reconfigure the fence, and build a driveway to store the trailer beside the house.
Option a monthly fee and store the trailer in a warehouse where they wash it and have it on 24/7 video coverage.
Answer.......covered storage.......might be a different outcome if we could build an RV garage on our property. Pat
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:54 AM   #21
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Covered if you can afford it.
Keep is washed and waxed to help protect it.
Re-seal all seams annually to help prevent leaks.
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:23 AM   #22
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I store mine uncovered so the solar panels work.

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