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Old 03-08-2016, 08:12 AM   #1
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Outside Storage Lot Options

So, I'm looking for a storage lot to store my new 27 BHS. I have a few options that I found and am looking for some experienced input on what others would use.

Storage A: $32/mo, 26 minutes away, dirt/gravel lot
Storage B: $42/mo, 21 minutes away, dirt/gravel lot, between home & work
Storage C: $55/mo, 12 minutes away, asphalt lot, between home & work

All are gated with passcode, 24-hr access.

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That's cheap !!!

I have to pay 80 bucks a month !! My slip IS covered though. I park under a huge metal roof w/ 7 other rigs. At least the UV isn't abusing my rig, and its not really getting rained on a whole lot save wind blown.
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That's cheap !!!

I have to pay 80 bucks a month !! My slip IS covered though. I park under a huge metal roof w/ 7 other rigs. At least the UV isn't abusing my rig, and its not really getting rained on a whole lot save wind blown.
I would pay $80 if it was covered like that. These are all wide open.
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Wow, I pay $115 for a Gravel space. I would vote for the paved spot. The gravel is a very dusty place in the summer and muddy when it rains a lot....
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Paved lot would be awesome
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I would go for the closest location. There are plenty of times we have needed stuff from the trailer or wanted to go check it. 12min seems like a long way away to me, but the other two would be out of the question. With 12min location, that's almost 30min round trip. The other two are almost an hour round trip. You can go cheap to see how it works, then make your decision to see if it works for you.
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There are some other factors to consider:
1) Critters. Sometimes the paved lots minimize rats, mice and chipmunks getting into the rig and eating wiring. But in any event I'd opt for a site away from woods, drainage ditches, etc.

2) Neighbors. I live in Atlanta - large urban area. There are a large number of landscape companies that are run by illegal aliens. They can't get a business location because they can't sign a lease - but they can get a few parking spaces in a storage lot by paying cash. So they park their landscape trucks and trailers there. In the early morning they come in, move the trucks, park their personal vehicles there and go work. Late in the day they come back. The constant moving of landscaping equipment in and out beat the heck out of my TT. In one month between two camping trips they pierced the aluminum skin twice (probably with rake or shovel handles sticking out) and broke a side window. I complained and asked to see the security video - but they claim it's only stored on a hard drive for 24 hours. And the storage lot sided with the landscape company and assured me the damage must have happened on my last camping trip - and in any event I couldn't prove otherwise. I moved my rig - but it cost me in repairs.

Look for a lot where they ONLY allow the storage of RVs and Boats - or at least where they segregate the lot.

Also watch security - Local storage facility here in Atlanta was on the news last month because their keypad access gate was broken for a few days. They weren't in any rush to fix it, or to put a guard on the lot while it was brokent. And while it was broken thieves broke into multiple units and loaded up a pickup truck - two nights in a row. A lot of these storage places are owned by an absentee owner/investor and the hired managers could care less.

3) And finally - don't park next to an industrial building. Many storage buildings sell parking spots around or next to their building. Those buildings frequently have flat tar roofs. I learned the hard way what happens when an RV is parked next to such a building after a few hard rains. You think black streaks are hard to remove - you ain't seen nothin.

Oh - and around here it's usually $85 to $100 a month for a paved lot.
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I would be all over the closest spot at that price. We pay $126 30 min away. If we want it any closer we are looking at over $200/month!!

Never stored on gravel but heard it's dusty. Plus I think you may need to put wood under your tires.
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1. safest 2. cheapest.
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$300 for the winter. Pole barn concrete floor, electricity if I want to work on it.
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