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Old 03-18-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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Hello all,

We just found out my hubby will be working for a contractor at Fort Belvoir. We are from New Mexico and it is very normal here to park your 5th wheel at your home when not using it. I am guessing it is not normal in the area we are moving to in Virginia? Is that correct?

We want to rent a house or townhome where we can also store our 5th wheel, but I can't find anything when I do a search. We also want to rent in a place that has great schools for elementary and middle school age children. We also want one that is close to my husbands work.

I don't want people complaining that the Clampets just moved in from NM with their weekend home on wheels!


Any replies are appreciated!
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:47 PM
 
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There are non-HOA single family neighborhoods where one could park a trailer. Probably few, if any townhouse developments, though.


Push come to shove, there is a new, large storage lot on Rt 1 just below Belvoir. I don't know what he charges, but it's probably less than those "Storage Wars" type of places. There's no buildings, it's just a huge parking lot.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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We had a trailer that we parked at the fairgrounds in PW County. Not all that convenient for you but as long as you aren't taking it out all the time, it was the most reasonably priced storage in the area. If you are going to be living in a 'regular' community than you will more than likely not be allowed to park your trailer. However, look for a non-HOA community like car54 mentioned.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:46 AM
 
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Hello all,

We just found out my hubby will be working for a contractor at Fort Belvoir. We are from New Mexico and it is very normal here to park your 5th wheel at your home when not using it. I am guessing it is not normal in the area we are moving to in Virginia? Is that correct?

We want to rent a house or townhome where we can also store our 5th wheel, but I can't find anything when I do a search. We also want to rent in a place that has great schools for elementary and middle school age children. We also want one that is close to my husbands work.

I don't want people complaining that the Clampets just moved in from NM with their weekend home on wheels!


Any replies are appreciated!
Very difficult to find. Even neighborhoods without HOA's may have something called "community parking district" restrictions, which say specifically that you can't park RV's, boats, and things like that on the street. Of course, you can always park it in your driveway, if it fits. By the way, never heard of a "5th wheel" and I'm just guessing what you mean.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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You may want to check with Fort Belvoir. They may have storage somewhere on base.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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Very difficult to find. Even neighborhoods without HOA's may have something called "community parking district" restrictions, which say specifically that you can't park RV's, boats, and things like that on the street. Of course, you can always park it in your driveway, if it fits. By the way, never heard of a "5th wheel" and I'm just guessing what you mean.

A "fifth wheel" is a device that attaches a trailer to a towing vehicle. Fifth wheel is actually the name of the greasy pivot plate above the rear axles that attaches a semi trailer to the tractor, thus forming a tractor trailer.

Travel trailer RVs usually attach to the rear bumper area of the tow vehicle, but there are some that mimic a tractor trailer setup....in the biz, they call 'em fifth wheels...I guess to differentiate them from the other type.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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We were in Town of Vienna. While you cannot park an RV on the street, you can park one on your driveway. We had our pop-up parked on the grass next to our driveway and covered up. Several others around town had theirs parked in their driveways, too.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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Check this place out in Lorton. It's huge, right off of the highway, and 24/7 access.

Gateway Storage Center | Public Storage | Commercial | RV | Boat
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:07 PM
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I keep my R.V. at Holly Acres R.V. Storage in Woodbridge. They have it all, L.P.Gas fill, R.V. Dump Station, R.V. Parts and Service they even have Virginia State Inspection for R.V.s . I never have to go get my R.V. for any type of service they will go get it and service it and return it to your space, saves me time and $ not having to do it my self. The Best thing is in Prince William co. where Holly Acres Storage is , there is no personal Property taxes on R.V.s or Boats. Saves me thousands of dollars each and every year, more then what they charge me for storing my Motor Home. Just ck them out.
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