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Old 09-09-2003, 12:23 PM   #15
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Here in sunny southern California, I pay $124.00 for inside storage on my 19' Bambi. (6.50 ft.) with 7am-7pm in and out, but I have to tell them I am taking it out at least 3 hours in advance, and I drop it outside, behind locked gate when office is closed, then they move it inside the next day. It is the only indoor storage I could find, and was only 40.00 more per month than I was paying for outside.
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Old 09-09-2003, 02:25 PM   #16
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$100/ month for secured outside storage (4 miles from home)

$250 for indoor winter storage with no in/out and no heat (State Fairgrounds horse barn) from Oct 25 to May
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Smile An update...

Well, we stored the Behemoth in covered storage for the past two months while we had construction work done to our house and installed two egress windows in our basement. As a side benefit, we ended up with several cubic yards of fill dirt. Since the north side of my garage used to have a huge slope, it was unusable. I dumped the fill dirt on that slope and built it up flat. Merely 176 concrete block later, I had a retaining wall! Six tons of road gravel to top the fill dirt, lots of packing and I have an instant trailer pad. Thank God for Honda garden tractors with dozer blades!

It only took about six weeks of off-and-on work to complete.
I put the Behemoth on it today, and much to my surprise, it actually sat where I put it. It hasn't sunk and disappeared under tons of soil and gravel (yet?)!

So, while the Behemoth will have to live outside for the next umpteen years, it has it's own parking area. Next will be to run a 30amp circuit out to her.

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Old 10-26-2003, 09:56 PM   #18
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nice shot rog!

the trailer is so huge it almost completely blocks the view of your house.

way to go!

go big or go home i always say, or in your case, go big and block out your home!

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Old 10-26-2003, 10:06 PM   #19
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$100/ month for secured outside storage (4 miles from home)

$250 for indoor winter storage with no in/out and no heat (State Fairgrounds horse barn) from Oct 25 to May
I just moved my new 25 Classic under roof. I had been paying $30 a month for outside storage on gravel. They were about to raise that to $40 a month starting next month.

The under-roof storage on concrete is $90 a month. I have access from 6 AM to 11 PM. It is a "park it yourself" situation.

I will feel a lot better about our spring storms now since hail is quite common in the area of the storage yard.

The stalls are 55' x 12' and some (not mine) have 30A outlets. I am really surprised at the number of folks who pay the same as me to store fairly small boats.

I might add that there is a code-gate and security cameras all over the place.
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Old 10-26-2003, 10:10 PM   #20
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Roger,

I too had to make space for my Airstream. I ordered 17 cubic yards of base material ($340 and a sore back) to build up a pad and found enough boulders on my property to make a retaining wall. I also extended electrical service to my remote garage and connected my Airstream to a 30 amp service (another $1,000).

I did this for my Airstream. I'm not going to store it off site. I also have a pontoon boat but no boat trailer so for the past 10 years I have been paying to have my boat taken out (October), winterized, stored, tuned and put back in the water (May) and it is currently running me about $700. It is a very expensive hobby even though the boat was long ago paid for.
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Old 10-27-2003, 06:36 AM   #21
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Re: nice shot rog!

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the trailer is so huge it almost completely blocks the view of your house.
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Yes, John, I am trying to be inconspicuous. I figured that hiding my house behind a large silver trailer would make it more difficult for our neighbors to find us!

Actually, that's just the north side of the house, and the front faces west. The Behemoth is hardly visible from the front of the house. The tongue and maybe 8' of trailer can be seen from the front. It worked out well.


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I ordered 17 cubic yards of base material ($340 and a sore back) to build up a pad and found enough boulders on my property to make a retaining wall. I also extended electrical service to my remote garage and connected my Airstream to a 30 amp service (another $1,000).
Davy, in my case the block was $1.99 each with a $42 delivery charge ($402 total) and I think that the gravel was $3.00/ton for the six tons, and our general contractor hauled it for me for $50. In any event, I figure I've got around $600 in the pad. I haven't gotten a quote for the 30 amp circuit yet, but I'm sure it won't be cheap...

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Old 10-27-2003, 10:25 AM   #22
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My 25 Safari is stored in a nice steel pole barn with concrete floor about 30 miles from my home. I can retrieve it and return it any time - the barn has two large doors and it's a straight shot in/out. Cost is $260 for the winter season, or $500 for the year.

Suggestion: Check with farmers in your area - they will either have barn space or know someone who does.
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30 amp service

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check out these really cool pedistals for your service!

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check out these really cool pedistals for your service!

http://www.midwestelectric.com/products/rv/index.html

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Thanks, John! That's just what I need!

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winter storage

just put mine away until deer hunting.

thanks rick!!!

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Old 11-02-2003, 06:00 PM   #26
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This is what I did . 16' wide X 54' long X 13'6" high clear.

6 uprights, 6" X 6" WF steel beams X 20' long each.

Total cost - less than 3 grand (Assuming my time, hauling, pickup, tools, and labor were not charged to the project.)

Above cost included a $26 permit from the city of Katy, Texas.

Electric, water, and sewerage service were already in place.
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thanks rick!!!

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Hey, John...

Looks like there's just enough room to snuggle the Behemoth in between Rick's and yours... next weekend OK? We'll be right over!

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one more to go...

sorry roger!

the trade wind has to go in too.

here is rick with the "mule"

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