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Old 11-28-2014, 09:55 AM   #21
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If I could eeek out a couple of more inches and backed straight in... Ten Forward would fit. The peak on the carport is 12', but the sides are only 8'. Trust me I've measured a bazllion times and crossed my fingers, but it's just a tad too short. I've got a company willing to raise it 2' in the Spring. Just can't do it now. When the legs are disconnected it's liable to sail to the neighbors yard, due to the winds here in east county. I measured Ten Forward and it's 9'8" at the highest point.
So it's the sides of the structure that are too low? hadn't thought of that.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:03 AM   #22
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Had the same problem with my canopy, plus wind concerns. My solution raised sides just enough...
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:03 AM   #23
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Store my trailer at a regional park. Only cons is that the park is 15 miles away and the storage is uncovered. However, the pros are many. It is relatively inexpensive for northern VA ($48/mon) and it patrolled by park rangers. Also, the park is open year round so I can camp at anytime and there is a dump facility and fresh water fill.

Would LOVE to be able to store her at home.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:38 AM   #24
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A clip right off of Google Street View. Guess where my summer storage is.

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Jim, is that your old work truck that was stolen? Amazing detail available on Google.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:57 AM   #25
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Jim, is that your old work truck that was stolen? Amazing detail available on Google.
Yeah, that is the one. They need to take another shot with the new one in it.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:03 PM   #26
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Love the way they blur the license plate but leave the phone number.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:15 PM   #27
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We left our baby (17b) at its' nursery (Escape Trailer Industries, Chilliwack).

Pros: inexpensive storage, ETI winterized her, fixed the little latch on the fridge for us = reasonable cost. ETI staff available for any other servicing we may wish. Safe gated compound. Best of all our baby has lots of other Escape Eggs to talk to and isn't lonely.

Cons: we have visiting hours (our access to her is during ETI hours); we have to drive an hour or so to get her. Prep for trips is a pain (although, ETI will turn on the fridge for us prior to a trip). Coming back from a trip to drop off has to be within ETI hours.

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We are in the midst of relocating to Maple Ridge, BC (moving into a shared living arrangement with our daughter/son-in-law). The new residence will have room on the driveway for the 17b to park for at least a few days as we prepare/clean her before and after trips (and polish her) but probably not enough driveway space for long term parking (plus she will miss all her other Escape friends).

As I drive around Maple Ridge I see acreages where several trailers seem to be parked for storage. I'm considering looking into this as an option (going for private storage but have concerns about her being stolen). Secure storage in Maple Ridge area at a secure, gated 24-hour acesss facility seems to cost about 120.00 month. Another option to be considered.

I'm wondering if other forum members have made private arrangements with some owner renting out space for trailer storage on their land.

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Old 11-28-2014, 12:52 PM   #28
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We have no place at our house to park either of our trailers. No room, not even for trip prep. However, we found a storage unit about 1/4 mile away where we have two units rented. Two trailers, two units, go figure.


Not inexpensive ($294/mo for both) but enclosed and, not being visible, secure. Even better, they are heated and have electric. So the batteries stay changed and we don't have to winterize. Ready to go at the drop of a hat.
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Old 11-28-2014, 03:08 PM   #29
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Since we're talking about pampered Escapes in buildings... just for amusement, try a Google search for "garage condo". After you win a lottery, you can have a really nice place to store the trailer and work on the next modification.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:08 PM   #30
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Since we're talking about pampered Escapes in buildings... just for amusement, try a Google search for "garage condo". After you win a lottery, you can have a really nice place to store the trailer and work on the next modification.
Maybe yes, maybe no.
I have a friend with some land behind and around his home. He built a 20'x40' garage big enough for his trailer, tools, shop, etc. But...
It's now filled with extended family' stuff. His trailer..(wait for it)......
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:49 PM   #31
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Since we're talking about pampered Escapes ........
She doesn't sleep in a building but she is pampered.

I just emailed ETI to find out how much a day at the Spa would cost her - for a wash and wax possibly scheduled Spring 2015 if it isn't too expensive
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:08 PM   #32
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hi brian you situation sounds just like mine. large front driveway. easy storage for my 19. however last june someone decided my 19 needed a new home and it was stolen in the wee hours of the morning. my new build will have wheel locks in place plus security. be advised
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:38 PM   #33
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Hail!

Southern Alberta is known for bad hail--we had marble-size hail a few days ago which fortunately didn't appear to leave any damage (definitely a nail-biter though). Other areas got up to golf-ball size along with some tornados to boot. I've been looking at the thread on storage and covers (mostly in the winter) so I thought this tread could use a reboot. Any words of wisdom out there?

I'm thinking about buying a bunch of mover's blankets for the top, then a tarp (perhaps with some foam sandwiched between), staked to the ground. Unfortunately I don't have indoor storage. I presume the Calmar covers are not waterproof. Hail can easily build up to 6", which is very heavy and wet.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:29 AM   #34
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I'm thinking about buying a bunch of mover's blankets for the top, then a tarp (perhaps with some foam sandwiched between), staked to the ground. Unfortunately I don't have indoor storage. I presume the Calmar covers are not waterproof. Hail can easily build up to 6", which is very heavy and wet.
The problem with tarps is they don't breath. If want to use a tarp you need to create an air space between the tarp and the trailer so moisture doesn't collect and cause problems. Some people build a simple framework of 2x4's over the trailer and cover it with a tarp. People I know put their canoe on the roof of the trailer (to create the air space) and cover the whole setup with a tarp. I think that one of the RV covers you can buy would be a better bet though.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:34 AM   #35
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I'm thinking about buying a bunch of mover's blankets for the top, then a tarp (perhaps with some foam sandwiched between), staked to the ground. Unfortunately I don't have indoor storage. I presume the Calmar covers are not waterproof. Hail can easily build up to 6", which is very heavy and wet.
I can see the down side of mover's blankets. If they got wet, ugh, not worth the hassle.

Our trailer is covered all year. In the summer months we use an old car cover that comes about 1' down the sides. Keeps debris off the roof and protects the awning. In winter we have a full waterproof cover.

If I lived in an area with hail I'd probably try something like putting some ribbed air mattresses on the roof, easy to put in place and don't absorb moisture and then put the cover on top of them.

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Old 08-09-2015, 04:16 AM   #36
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I'm floating a balloon here:


I'm getting my 17 late in October and will be looking for storage probably by the end of March 2016. Anyone want a trailer garage built on your property big enough for perhaps your trailer and mine? I'm a licensed, bonded, insured contractor and have been for over 30 years. I'm thinking about some sort of shared expenses / labor arrangement. Wanna talk and brain storm? I'm thinking about a roof and full sides with a door for weather protection and security and on a concrete slab.


1) mostly interested in the greater Bellingham area or perhaps nearby across the border.


2) If away from this area, then need to be 'near' an airport serviced by Alaska Airlines / Horizon or Delta.


3) Is there a group of interested parties who would be interested in a co-op muli unit structure like a trailer condo?


Please contact me here or PM.


Thanks, Tom
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:43 AM   #37
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The problem with tarps is they don't breath. If want to use a tarp you need to create an air space between the tarp and the trailer so moisture doesn't collect and cause problems. Some people build a simple framework of 2x4's over the trailer and cover it with a tarp. People I know put their canoe on the roof of the trailer (to create the air space) and cover the whole setup with a tarp. I think that one of the RV covers you can buy would be a better bet though.
Don't know about yours, but on the roof of my 5.0, there's a solar panel, air conditioner, 2 opening vents, 2 waste vents, and 2 antennas. Don't think lack of air flow is much of a concern. I do agree there are better options then plastic tarps.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:00 AM   #38
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I can see the down side of mover's blankets. If they got wet, ugh, not worth the hassle.

Our trailer is covered all year. In the summer months we use an old car cover that comes about 1' down the sides. Keeps debris off the roof and protects the awning. In winter we have a full waterproof cover.

If I lived in an area with hail I'd probably try something like putting some ribbed air mattresses on the roof, easy to put in place and don't absorb moisture and then put the cover on top of them.

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On june 12 this year, we suffered hail damage to my car and house roof. No damage to my 5.0 TA which was parked in an open space near the house. The solar panel was ok.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:20 AM   #39
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The biggest issue I see with a tarp or any cover that touches the gel coat is scuffing. If the trailer isn't stellar clean and any cover can move at all (wind), grit scuffs the gelcoat like sandpaper. Even covers with a soft underlay need to be kept clean. Grit gets embedded into the underlay and trouble starts.
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:34 AM   #40
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I can see the down side of mover's blankets. If they got wet, ugh, not worth the hassle.

Our trailer is covered all year. In the summer months we use an old car cover that comes about 1' down the sides. Keeps debris off the roof and protects the awning. In winter we have a full waterproof cover.

If I lived in an area with hail I'd probably try something like putting some ribbed air mattresses on the roof, easy to put in place and don't absorb moisture and then put the cover on top of them.

Ron
Ron, I like your air mattress idea. I've seen your post with the "Corolla" cover but can you give me an idea of a waterproof cover?

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