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Where to storage an RV + toad in a trip through the 50 states


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Hello,

I'm new in this forum! My wife and I just bought a motorhome to travel through the US. Our plan is to know all states "Alaska by plane :-) ".

We will do this in 8 to 19 trips of about 20 days each, living the motorhome+toad stored between the trips ( 2 to 3 month periods ).

The question is: Where could we find cheap storage for both?

 

Thanks

 

Best regards

 

Carlos and Carla Moura

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Hello Carlos and Carla,

 

Welcome to the Forum; you will find lots of knowledgeable and friendly folks here willing to help you, so if you have any questions, just ask.

 

Regarding storage: not much experience in this regard, but in our travels we've seen some RV storage places in Arizona; we think some people who live in colder states leave their RVs stored there during the hot seasons and fly in to snowbird in them come winter.

 

I'm sure you will get better information from more experienced folks here, so wait a few days before making a decision.

 

PS: are you Brazilians? We're just curious because of your names...

 

Cheers,

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Vall & Mo.

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Welcome to the Escapee forums and also to the RV Club! I'd assume that since you have joined the Escapees RV Club you probably used the mail service to register the RV. With TX license plates you will probably need to store the RV in TX also to avoid problems from the DMV. Also you probably will want a storage location that is fairly near to the place you fly into and out of the US. If you share with us the city you plan to fly into, that will help us to suggest a storage facility.

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You'll probably be flying into multiple cities to take off for your touring. When you decide where your trip for that segment will end just Google RV Storage at that city and I'm sure a long list will pop up. Good luck...sounds like nice plans!

 

If you would happen to register your RV in Texas, that doesn't mean you'd have to store it in Texas during every trip. You can store it in any state. In fact, if you stored it in Texas after every trip you'd have to deal with state inspections. Storage lots here in Arizona have RVs stored with many state license plates.

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In the midwest RVs are often stored in sheds on farms. But getting from there to an airport can be a challenge. Some RV parks have storage areas but you can't always access those year around so be sure your timing makes sense as to arrivals and departures.

 

Linda Sand

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And finding decent, reasonably priced conveniently located storage can be much more problemmatic in some places than others. We didn't have a problem in Houston, got a package deal with the toad. Denver on the other hand, has very limited availability, waiting lists, 3-6 month minimums and no package deals. In fact a lot of storage lots won't take your toad.

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I'd assume your going to be storing for more than a week or two at a time? I ask because we had 2 times this summer where we were traveling (in Utah) and needed to head home to Colorado for a week and 10 days the 2nd time. Both times we spoke to the manager/owner of the campground we were staying at and said "we had to make a trip home but would be returning to stay a few more night's. Can we store our camper here?"

The first time they were a bit hesitant but let us leave it in a dirt parking lot. Not ideal but we secured everything and hitch locked it. The second time the campground was basically an old farm. They had an old barn behind all the sites and were happy to let us "park it by the barn". In both cases they did not charge us and it saved us a TON of gas money not having to tow the camper back and forth!

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Hi,

 

We are from Brazil. We are Geocachers ( www.geocaching.com ) and love to travel through the US geocaching.

Last year we rent a RV and traveled from Chicago to Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan. After that we decided to buy our own motorhome. Now it's stored in Orlando. We will return to US next February.

 

Cheers, Carlos and Carla

Hello Carlos and Carla,

Welcome to the Forum; you will find lots of knowledgeable and friendly folks here willing to help you, so if you have any questions, just ask.

Regarding storage: not much experience in this regard, but in our travels we've seen some RV storage places in Arizona; we think some people who live in colder states leave their RVs stored there during the hot seasons and fly in to snowbird in them come winter.

I'm sure you will get better information from more experienced folks here, so wait a few days before making a decision.

PS: are you Brazilians? We're just curious because of your names...

Cheers,
--
Vall & Mo.

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Hi, thanks for the help.

I'm yet planning the trip but we would like to go to the northeast part in the spring of 2015 and return to the south ( central part ) in the autumn/215 to store the motorhome for the winter. Then we will go north again in the spring of 2016 and turn west to Seattle returning to the south in the autumn of 2016. Then we will go east again finishing the trip in Houston.

I'll check the storage possibilities in some key cities to find the best alternatives.

 

Best regards and many thanks again!

 

Cheers, Carlos and Carla

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We store our US RV at a Cubesmart storage facility in Riverside, just east of greater Los Angeles. We find it convenient to fly into LAX from Australia and take a bus and train to Riverside to collect our RV from storage. We have a good site in the storage facility and are happy to pay for the site for 12 months per year as the rate is very reasonable.

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