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Old 04-09-2014, 04:19 AM   #11
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Ours is parked on grass next to the garage, no cover except for tires and A/C. I installed a dedicated 30A receptacle on the garage, and keep it plugged in 24/7 with a smart charger on the converter. Fridge is left on, and we keep extra food out there when not camping.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:01 AM   #12
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My trailer stays in the RV storage side of my shop building on concrete when we are not camping. The only light of day it ever sees is when we are using it. The shore power and the battery is disconnected when it is parked in the shop. Countermeasures are in place to ensure rodents don't become a problem.

The way I see it, my trailer should last a good long time.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:23 AM   #13
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Tunce, I'm curious why the plywood under the tires if it's parked on the driveway. Is the drive paved? If it helps to preserve the tires, I will start doing the same when I park mine.
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Ours is parked on grass next to the garage, no cover except for tires and A/C. I installed a dedicated 30A receptacle on the garage, and keep it plugged in 24/7 with a smart charger on the converter. Fridge is left on, and we keep extra food out there when not camping.
Great Idea. I didn't think of leaving the fridge plugged in for use at home. Can you share any details about your smart charger?
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Tunce, I'm curious why the plywood under the tires if it's parked on the driveway. Is the drive paved? If it helps to preserve the tires, I will start doing the same when I park mine.
Yes, extended time periods they recommend tires off pavement. Got this info on this forum and Discount Tire.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:12 AM   #16
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I have a popup so I keep it in the garage. In the garage I have 15amp electric to keep the batteries charged and to cool down the fridge and water to fill the holding tank. I live in a townhome so it is my only option as trailers can't be parked in the driveway but cars can so one of the cars gets booted out during the camping season. During the winter I kept it in the inlaws garage (they have only 1 car but a 2 car garage) about an hour from home. The only daylight the trailer sees is when we are camping so I should look like new for a long time!
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:17 AM   #17
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We have a blacktop apron extending past the end of our garage.
I installed a 30 amp RV outlet on the end of the garage. When I was pulling the romex for the outlet, also pulled some coax. So in the outlet box I also have a cable tv hookup.

The Eagle makes for a nice 'guest house' for company during the summer.

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Old 04-09-2014, 11:37 AM   #18
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Unfortunately, we keep ours on a gravel covered, gated storage lot. At home we had a 50 amp outlet installed on the side of the house for when the rig is in the driveway.

Some day I will have a garage/workshop on my lot that will keep our TT completely enclosed along with many of my other toys. When I built our fence, I made one of my gates 12 ft wide just for this contingency. I just haven't found the cash yet to make this happen the way I want. But my dad just had a 1600 sq ft barn installed. He keeps his Chevy 2500 Extended cab, his bass boat, his 31' MH, his Miata, and his tractor in there and still has plenty of room for a nice workshop. I'm VERY jealous!
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:49 PM   #19
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During the camping season ours is parked right in the driveway next to the house. I ran a 30A RV plug in the garage and place the cord under the overhead door. We keep it plugged in all the time at home and our fridge is on all season. We too use the fridge for extra food/beverage storage as needed at home.



For winter, I built a 24' x 32' x 14' car port to park 2 campers in. Built right in the back yard for easy winter access to inspect as needed.



I guess I don't have a current pic with the campers in it.
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:11 PM   #20
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Next to our house on a gravel pad. We use the outside 20 amp connection for getting the fridge cold. Its in the open, no covering except for an AC and wheel covers over the winter. I've done this for over 20 years with a PUP, a previous HTT for 10 years, and of course our current HTT.
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