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Old 08-16-2011, 04:29 AM   #1
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First time owner of a TT, we have a 2012 Slingshot GT25RL

Summer is almost over

Loved every min of the new TT, but now the worry is storing. We are in Ontario Canada, in a snow belt. wondering if we should find indoor storage or just tarp it?

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Old 08-16-2011, 06:19 AM   #2
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Im in Port Hron MI just over the water from Sarnia. I leave mine outside and we get a good bit of snow and ice. I havent had any problems in the 3 yrs we have owned ours leaving it outside.

If you have access to indoor storage you may want to go that way too. Its a personal preference thing I think as they are made, if winterized properly, to sit outside in all types of weather.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #3
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Darn it here we have people concerned about winterizing now. I still wonder what that is, 95 degrees right now

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Old 08-16-2011, 11:59 AM   #4
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Covered storage or indoor storage is probably the best if cost is not a factor. I used to tarp my last TT but never again. Rubbed a bunch of paint off. Also leave a vent or window slightly open for air flow or sometimes cabinet doors can crack at the seams.

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Old 08-16-2011, 12:50 PM   #5
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I too would avoid tarping your unit if it's going to be outside. I have never seen a unit tarp that didn't move in the wind. With movement comes rubbing.

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:51 PM   #6
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Inside storage is great, no sun fade, or snow weight on roof. Monthly storage fee is small compared with actual investment.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:59 AM   #7
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We live in the Georgian Bay area of Ontario and have never had a problem with snow load on our trailer. We store the trailer outside anddo not tarp it. If we have a particularly hard winter, I will, very carefully remove some snow from the roof.

This talk of winter is depressing, even here in Ontario there's still 2 good months of RVing left.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:51 AM   #8
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Tarped a TT once and had a lot of rubbing marks. Never again. We solved the winter storage problem, we go south.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:22 AM   #9
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I would not tarp for storage. Two reasons. The first is the rubbing that has been mentioned. Second it will trap moisture which will raise the humidity inside the trailer. Moisture is one of the major problems with trailers. If storing in a covered area is it totally enclosed with a concrete floor? That is what you want. If it has a dirt floor need to watch out for trapping of moisture as with the tarp. My previous trailer I got used had been stored in a farm shed with dirt floor. The frame had a lot of rust and I also found mold in the storage compartments of the trailer.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:53 AM   #10
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It doesn't have to be a dirt floor to get moisture in the spring when everything starts warming up and thawing out. My rig sits in a building with a cement floor, and in the spring there is beads of moisture on the cement under the trailer. I run a fan in the building blowing towards the trailer 24/7. I also have the windows and door on the trailer open all year.In the spring when warmer weather finally gets here, I open the big door on the end of the building to get all the air circulation possible. So far--so good.
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