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We are ready to get back on the road full-time. Selling our home again. Selling most of our stuff. We won't be keeping the furniture and other large items. The rest of it instead of using a storage facility, thought of buying a cargo trailer and parking it on a relatives property. It will be located in south central Virginia.

 

For folks that have done that. How well did you stuff hold up and what if any steps did you take to make sure your items didn't deteriorate?

 

I remember reading about this a number of years ago on this site. Thought it was an idea looking into.

 

Ski

 

Looking for a 36'-38' late 90's or early 2000's Foretravel or Country Coach prefer no slides.

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Welcome to the Escapee forums and also welcome back to the RV community! I have known two people that did what you are thinking of and neither one mentioned any problems resulting from that storage means. Both of these were stored in Texas, one for about 5 years and the other for 2/3 years. It really makes a lot of sense to me but I'd not go with the cheapest of trailers.

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We're using a 28' ski-doo trailer on the farm for storage. This is in Northern Canada. It's only been in use a bit over a year, but so far, so good. I've been inside throughout the year, and found a bit of wind-blown snow that needed a little bit of rag stuffed into a crack. Mice haven't been an issue, between Rubber-maid tubs and a collection of barn cats

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. How well did you stuff hold up and what if any steps did you take to make sure your items didn't deteriorate?

 

This will depend on what "stuff" you're storing. Since it will not be climate controlled, consider what you will keep. Dehumidifier packs will only work for so long. If you can park your trailer in the shade, that will probably be better than in direct sun. Even with a roof vent, the trailer will still get hot and air will not move very much.

 

Since you've done the FT and stick and bricks lifestyles before, you know what you REALLY want to keep. Maybe Googling storage solutions or something like that for the specific items you want to keep will help.

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My DW had a bunch of stuff she couldn't live without, and I had a number of PRECIOUS tools that were very important.

 

SO

 

We bought a 53' "refer" trailer. The back part of an 18-wheel rig. It has thicker, insulated walls, good door locks and is pretty tight. We put it on my sisters place in the country where it provides shade for her horses. I paid $ 1,000 for it, including moving it, and after 10 years, it has cost me $ 8.33 cents per month MUCH cheaper than renting a storage room.

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Appreciate the responses. Yes, learned our lesson the first time. This time we will be storing much less. Looks like we will get a quality storage trailer. Going to look at a 36' Country Coach over the weekend.

 

Ski

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