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Old 10-02-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Indoor storage - Dirt or Concrete?

I live in upstate New York and store my TT indoors. Is there a preference between a dirt or concrete floor for this? The location is perfect for me only being 3 to 4 minutes away from my home so I can easily get or return my TT. My only concern is that it has a dirt floor.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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Do you park it on dirt when you are out camping? As long as the dirt doesn't get muddy for any reason, should not be any problem.
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my building has a gravel floor, it's dusty but its out of the sun. IMHO the sun wears out a camper faster than any other factors of wear.
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You may have more issues with vermin on dirt. I like concrete slabs. Also, dirt settles. We used to park on gravel and I hated it.
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If you're concerned with the dirt, just set out stepping stones or flat concrete that you buy for patios or walkways. Lay them out and pull the TT on them just like you would a leveler at a camp site.
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Agree the covering counts the most. Something under the tires like boards or pavers as mentioned above would suffice. You should leave your stabilizers up while storing to reduce pathways to the unit too. Also invest in some peppermint oil to spray on the ground around the points of contact to ward them off further.
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my building has a gravel floor, it's dusty but its out of the sun. IMHO the sun wears out a camper faster than any other factors of wear.
X2, I park mine on a dirt floor barn.

Personally depending on where you park, and how the storage area is used. You might have condensation issues with a concrete floor area. I have a detached garage with a concrete floor, for my every day car. That garage has the worst condensation buildup on everything in the spring, and the floor is the worst. The garage warms during the day and the concrete is cold and stays cold.
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Ours is always on 30amp service at home, it's enough to run 1 air conditioner (on our new 50amp rig). The slides are out, stablizers are up. We keep some electric heat on in the winter and the air is on but set higher than comfortable in the summer, but it keeps things dry. The fridge is loaded, cold and ready to camp. Leave a radio on a talk station and a light on, critters (human and non) have good hearing and they are not very smart.
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That garage has the worst condensation buildup on everything in the spring, and the floor is the worst. The garage warms during the day and the concrete is cold and stays cold.
Insulating the garage will make a world of difference. My heated workshop will do the same thing in the spring. I keep the shop at 50 degrees all winter and it will stay cool until about June if I keep it closed up. In the spring I don't dare open any windows or doors because the damp air will form condensation on my cold machinery so I actually turn the heat UP in the spring to bring the equipment closer to the outdoor temperature to avoid condensation. A concrete block garage is the absolute worst. Nothing ever dries out in one.
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