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Old 01-13-2021, 09:26 AM   #1
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"Covered" or "open" storage in Bandera TX(hail!!!)

I use my 22' Sport a couple months out of the year in the Texas Hill Country. I have to make a decision on storage. Monthly cost on a gravel lot, in the country, with a company that I have done business with is $50/month."... fully enclosed, paved, with an electrical outlet 10x26 for $174/month."

I will have to shift the location for my insurance to Texas and that will increase my costs by $300 to $1,000 per year(which indicates to me that the insurance carrier understands that the probability of damage is higher in TX than RI where I live)

The storage facility is actually located in San Antonio, not Bandera

I doubt everyone in TX stores under a roof.

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Old 01-13-2021, 12:02 PM   #2
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If you have the option of covered storage - it's always going to be a better one. Better safe than sorry in severe hail country...

Unless you don't mind a) having your Airstream look like a golfball or b) paying a deductible & being without your trailer during repairs. Your insurance premiums may also go down if it is stored in protected covered storage.

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Old 01-25-2021, 06:26 AM   #3
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Covered for sure. Not only the potential for hail, but the relentless sun and thermal cycling it presents daily for most of the year can impact the exterior finish and long term impact water tightness.
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Old 01-25-2021, 07:26 AM   #4
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I live in Colorado, and the threat of massive hail storms is very real. I opted for covered parking. Like the lighting for security, and I like the electrical outlets to keep my batteries charged.

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Old 01-25-2021, 07:36 AM   #5
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I lived in west Texas for a year and saw friends get their vehicles totaled in a hail storm because they didn't have covered parking. If you can afford it, I'd absolutely get the covered storage.
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Old 01-25-2021, 05:20 PM   #6
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After you get to Central Texas, look around. You'll find covered storage at a reasonable price. Think Hill Country, not big city. I live on the outskirts of Austin. $200+ for covered. Lago Vista had 30' covered for $105. And the extra bonus is having Class A's surrounding our little gem.

Cuz when it hails here, it's sideways,

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