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Old 10-08-2016, 02:52 PM   #1
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Done for the year

Today was a bittersweet moment when I took the trailer to the storage yard where it sleeps until spring. When I got there, the lady who owns it apologized because she was busy with some other clients; I say that's fine and she told me where she wants me to park it. "I have a challenge for you," she said. "Between the sea can and the school bus." I'm confident enough in my skill that I'm sure I can do it, and I trust her enough that if she says it will fit, then it will fit. Well, it did, with about a foot and a half to spare on either side.

She helped guide me in and I handed her one of the walkie talkies that DW and I use when we're backing in to a site; this is another situation where there was no doubts with communication. I put the trailer right where she wanted it, and she assured me that it's staying there until spring.

I like going to this particular storage facility. It's close to home, access is by appointment only, it's a small independent business (which I always try to support), and the rates are about half of what the RV dealers charge for winter storage. It suits me perfectly. And now I get my side of the driveway back!
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:42 PM   #2
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I am fortunate to have the ability to store mine in my backyard but it still hurts to cover her up and put her to sleep for winter. We still have one more trip planned for Halloween weekend. After that it's lights out till spring...
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:44 PM   #3
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We have to back our motorhome into a similar spot each time just between the house and the wall. Not much room for error.

We are just getting into the best season for camping here in AZ. Hopefully temps stay below 100F for the remainder of the year.
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:23 PM   #4
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We're not quite done yet, still have a trip planned for Thanksgiving to Branson, MO. When we get home I'll park it in my shop, it's insulated but not heated but it doesn't get too cold in it so I don't worry about winterizing, I keep it plugged in and a little ceramic heater in it on low. Feels pretty good to get in there and have a beer when I'm working in the shop, so I guess you could say I get to use her year 'round
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I feel your pain North..we have a trip planned next Saturday. Goin to the Oregon coast for a week and then the 5er goes into storage. It's always sad to put it away for the winter.

We too have a great storage lot. Been using it for 9 years and I keep the same pull thru spot for only $1.00 per foot so there's no complaint from me. It's a private lot in a senior mfg home park.... fenced and secure. Beats taking up half of my driveway.

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Geoff real camping is just starting.. by the 20th I will be heading S for the winter.. ;-))
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Geoff real camping is just starting.. by the 20th I will be heading S for the winter.. ;-))
The only good thing about this time of year is with the trailer in storage, it frees up both time and space so I can concentrate on doing some of the stuff I haven't had time to do all summer -- because we were camping!
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Feeling your pain. Just finishing off my cup of coffee and we are off to park the Hitch-Up Hilton for the winter. Finished all the winterizing yesterday afternoon. Really like the idea of taking a photo before we leave, that way if there is any damage come spring I'll have a pretty good idea of who was parked beside me when we left it. Better get rolling soon though, want to get out there and hopefully get a decent spot, lots of trailers will be rolling back in later this afternoon from their last long weekend campout. Almost all of the CG's around here close this weekend.
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The only good thing about this time of year is with the trailer in storage, it frees up both time and space so I can concentrate on doing some of the stuff I haven't had time to do all summer -- because we were camping!
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It seems I let a lot of things go around the house during this beautiful summer camping season we had! I've got some catching up to do around the house! LOL!
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We've got two more trips planned in October. I'll really like to do a December trip if the weather holds.
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