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Where do you park your RV?

| Updated May 1, 2016

The snow is gone and the five foot high banks that formed a wall along the driver's side of our Roadtrek has melted away.

As I look at it sitting there on it's special little apron in the driveway, I can almost hear it calling: “Take me someplace fun. Now.”

Mike's eTrek in the driveway waiting to head out

But when I snapped this photo yesterday, it got me wondering how and where most of you keep your RVs when at home. Most of the bigger Type C and Type A's, of course, need to have lots of room, and that usually entails a storage facility.

But Type B's can often be kept at home in the driveway, unless there are special zoning or neighborhood association rules prohibiting it. Since I drive the Roadtrek as a second vehicle when we're at home, ours gets almost daily use. That keeps critters like mice and squirrels from claiming it as theirs during long periods of inactivity.

Lately, I've used it as a wildlife blind, sitting inside and taking photos of the deer and turkeys that seem to think our landscaping is the animal world's equivalent of a Golden Corral.

A year or so ago, I hired an asphalt crew to add on a parking area for it. Then I had an electrician put in a 30 amp box next to it for Roadtreking friends who visit.

So,  where do you keep your RV?


Mike Wendland

Published on 2016-05-01

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

26 Responses to “Where do you park your RV?”

May 09, 2016at11:21 am, Elaine Schuster said:

In winter, I park in my attached 2 car garage in Florida. One bay was built in the late 60s for an early model RV. It is just the right size for Rhody Ranger. It has 10.5 feet of clearance and maybe 24 feet front to back. When I come back to Michigan, I have to park outside. Luckily there is room in my driveway opposite the garage doors. The apron is wide enough to let us back the cars out next to Rhody Ranger. I use her as my daily driver here in the Mitt.

May 09, 2016at9:15 am, Liz Addison said:

We have a 2-car garage with lots of height to fit in with the roof- line on the house. We did have to change the garage door to a 9′ tall door to accommodate Trekkie when we bought him almost 3 years ago. Now he stays safe and sound in the garage for the 7 or 8 months when we’re not on the road . . . unless we’re away for a few days, or a week-end, or an over-nighter.

May 01, 2016at2:16 pm, Dave Meeekhof said:

We now have 5 rental RV’s to jockey around the driveway… Class A, B, and C’s… Got “lucky” and had one in a warehouse for service all winter; sent two others away to a winter storage lot.

April 15, 2014at1:37 pm, Gene Bjerke said:

Yet another advantage of living on a farm — no HOA or snooty neighbors to make life difficult. We keep our RS Adventurous parked in front of the garage (storage area) and plug the shore power into a 110V outlet to keep the batteries charged.

May 01, 2016at2:20 pm, Dave Meeekhof said:

Agree to Living on the Farm. I don’t think I could live in suburbia or a condo with all their rules about what you can and can’t do on your own property. A little “common sense” goes a long way, like keep the place looking nice from the street, keep the noise down, and “live and let live”.

April 14, 2014at5:18 pm, Judy Amstadter Romano said:

still looking for a safe spot in Portland, Or area. We don’t have a driveway or a garage big enough for our 1998 190V. Any ideas from Portland friends?

April 14, 2014at10:33 am, Gracie said:

Our 170 Versatile is parked in our standard sized attached garage. We had the garage door header raised a foot and it fits with an inch or two to spare in all directions.

April 14, 2014at7:46 am, Dennis C said:

Next to my garden shed on a gravel pad.
Putin an outside 110 outlet and run a flat
extension cord inside that runs a mouse deterrent

April 12, 2014at5:56 pm, Jan Jorgensen said:

I keep mine in unheated warehouse all winter in North Dakota

April 11, 2014at9:54 pm, Paula Thompson said:

Park? What’s that?

April 11, 2014at7:28 pm, Karsten Askeland said:

Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse in Honey Hill State Park.

April 11, 2014at7:26 pm, Karsten Askeland said:

Parked at Golden Hill State Park in Western New York. Taking pictures of the Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse on Lake Ontario.
What a gorgeous day. Spring is here!!! At least for today.

April 11, 2014at5:33 pm, Cathy M Rice said:

At my house fully hooked up….love it can camp in the yard if I want…..and have.

April 12, 2014at8:42 am, Karsten Askeland said:

So have I on many occasions. It’s one of the ways I can get away from my tenant and have complete peace and quiet and solitude if I want. 🙂

April 11, 2014at1:39 pm, Karen Perez said:

at my house, fully hooked up

April 11, 2014at1:38 pm, Roadtreking said:

Share a picture here of where your RV is parked right now

April 11, 2014at10:41 pm, Cheryl said:

I am in a flood zone in coastal SC. My house is built up 10′ off the ground per flood regulations. I could fit 3 to 4 RTs under my house! I have power dedicated to the RT and also a clean out for emptying the tanks. I keep it plugged in. I use it everyday for cold drinks and a bathroom under the house in the spring, summer and fall! Very convenient when working in the yard.
How do you post a picture?

April 11, 2014at11:45 am, Teresa Carr said:

Heated garage.

April 11, 2014at11:19 am, Janet said:

driveway….watched a movie in it last night with Elsie the cat.

April 11, 2014at11:16 am, Janet Arnold said:

no, no…at my house

April 11, 2014at10:39 am, Hans Gyswyt said:

Like you we are very lucky we have room at our home for RV’s. I built a 30x30x12 garage and then added a 14 foot carport as an after thought for our trailer. Floor is plumbed with a sewer dump, water connection and 30 amp service. We have a very small home so our trailer doubles as a guest room for company. Our truck camper is also in our garage, easily moved around inside by hand once it’s set on old railroad baggage cart that has incredible strong steel wheels.

April 11, 2014at9:50 am, Sandy D said:

Our new 24′ LTV Serenity parks in the driveway. So convenient! The previous 42′ diesel pusher fit in the driveway but annoyed the neighbors so it had to go to a storage facility that increased the rate annually.

April 11, 2014at9:47 am, Fred Jaquish said:

Mike, we keep ours in the barn, winter and summer in Vermont. I have installed a 30AMP outlet for the RT RS Adv and we keep the barn at 35F in the winter just for the RS. I wish it would fit in the attached garage for loading and unloading. We don’t use it in the winter, but we make a daily driver out of it in the summer.

April 11, 2014at9:00 am, Mike Wendland said:

I’m planning to use that 30 amp connection in your woods this summer,Dave! The north shore is calling us!

April 11, 2014at8:39 am, Dave Miller said:

Good morning Mike! Our snowbanks are down to about 6′ around the driveway and all of the baby pine trees in the piney woods are starting to pop out of the snow. Lake Superior’s 80+% ice coverage is starting to move and the streams are running. Our camper lives in a storage building in the woods behind our house and as soon as the frost is out of the road to it we are going up the North Shore to check out all of the waterfalls. We put in a 30 amp outlet up in the woods for friends too. It comes in handy. Keep on trekking, Bigfoot Dave

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