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Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:11 pm quote
One of my scoots getting blown over in the wind last month changed my PTW storage situation. Previously, I had them parked on the back patio under an awning, all with covers. Big wind storm - one blown over- snapped off right mirror. Ugh...

So for $79 a month, 0.3 miles from the house, the Scoot Cave is born!

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Complete with electrical outlets and overhead lighting!

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:44 pm quote
There is room for more. You need more.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:57 pm quote
Looks good! Great protection from the elements.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:02 pm quote
TroutBum wrote:
There is room for more. You need more.
Vintage for sure!
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:08 pm quote
Nice! You keep your MC in there as well? Or is it a scoots-only kind of cave?
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:19 pm quote
JP arenít you single?

I canít comprehend why they arenít parked in your living room.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:23 pm quote
znomit wrote:
JP arenít you single?

I canít comprehend why they arenít parked in your living room.
They kept using his Netflix account when he wasn't there and we all know how messy that can make things....
Molto Verboso
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:43 pm quote
I've had a scoot cave like that about 4 years. My rent is the same and it's 0.8 mile away. The boat cost $42 to store. Good thing the condo is paid for or I wouldn't have as many scoots. Working on #4, a Tmax
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:56 pm quote
znomit wrote:
JP arenít you single?

I canít comprehend why they arenít parked in your living room.
Don't think it hasn't crossed my mind.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:58 pm quote
DaveMc wrote:
Nice! You keep your MC in there as well? Or is it a scoots-only kind of cave?
I can store all four (plus my bicycle) in and the same time but it leaves no access room between each. Besides, gotta have one to ride to get the the cave ya know.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:59 pm quote
breaknwind wrote:
I've had a scoot cave like that about 4 years. My rent is the same and it's 0.8 mile away. The boat cost $42 to store. Good thing the condo is paid for or I wouldn't have as many scoots. Working on #4, a Tmax
My kinda dude.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:01 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
znomit wrote:
JP arenít you single?

I canít comprehend why they arenít parked in your living room.
They kept using his Netflix account when he wasn't there and we all know how messy that can make things....
And to think they pulled it off with no opposable digits.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:02 pm quote
TroutBum wrote:
There is room for more. You need more.
Lead us not into temptation.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:04 pm quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
znomit wrote:
JP arenít you single?

I canít comprehend why they arenít parked in your living room.
They kept using his Netflix account when he wasn't there and we all know how messy that can make things....
And to think they pulled it off with no opposable digits.
Piaggio couldn't get sharks with freaken' laser beams to work so they figured why not scoots with built in Netflix support? Everyone else seems to be doing it.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:35 pm quote
Add a shelf unit for storing helmets and gloves and jackets and whatnot.

You'll be happy you did.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:58 pm quote
Rusty J wrote:
Add a shelf unit for storing helmets and gloves and jackets and whatnot.

You'll be happy you did.
Great minds think alike.

Oneís already on my shopping list.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:11 pm quote
Nice! Next we'll expect to see how furnishing continues....
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:30 am quote
Love single life, my bike shop is small, so the vintage P lives in the house, any winter work will be done in the comfort of my house, and should I be so bad as to add another Vespa to the 3 already here, I have room in the house.. more convenient than storage and you should see what those unexpected Dec 1 tornadoes did, the water treatment plant and the rented storage got their sheet metal turned into art sculptures. Only 1 building of the storage had a lot of damage, but Iím glad my treasures were not there.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:36 am quote
RRider wrote:
Nice! Next we'll expect to see how furnishing continues....
Definitely needs some pictures of dogs playing poker on the wall, a beer fridge, and a tired old sofa.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:30 am quote
Re: The Scoot Cave...
Jet Peddler wrote:
One of my scoots getting blown over in the wind last month changed my PTW storage situation. Previously, I had them parked on the back patio under an awning, all with covers. Big wind storm - one blown over- snapped off right mirror. Ugh...

So for $79 a month, 0.3 miles from the house, the Scoot Cave is born!
I know there is an outlet outside your unit, but please check with the site manager before plugging in. There may be an additional charge for electricity. If it were actually for your use, it would be inside your unit.

Don't ask me how I know this......
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:13 am quote
I have wondered why the USA has been taken over by storage units. They were once never seen, and not that many years back! yet now seen everywhere!
Even in my area where very few people live in apartments yet they keep popping up.
Scoots, boats, RV's I get storing those but what's in all the rest of these things?
Molto Verboso
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:32 am quote
Kantuckid wrote:
I have wondered why the USA has been taken over by storage units. They were once never seen, and not that many years back! yet now seen everywhere!
Even in my area where very few people live in apartments yet they keep popping up.
Scoots, boats, RV's I get storing those but what's in all the rest of these things?
I chat with the employees and it's hard to believe how many people allow the sale of their property when they stop paying rent

I've been researching about buying a 6X10 enclosed trailer and parking it in my parking spot. Then I'd park my van in the guest parking which is huge and always empty. I just need permission from the condo ass.
It would take 2 years to pay for the $2000 with storage savings but the convenience would be priceless.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:57 am quote
What's in storage units? I can tell you some from my experience....

I own a 4 bedroom 1900 sq ft house. There were four of us here, but the kids are grown and it's just two of us now.

When I met my wife, she had her own large apartment and I had my house (and the kids). When she moved in, we had a lot of duplicates, and we didn't really have time to figure out what to keep and what to get rid of. So we rented a 10 x 20 foot unit in a brand new facility. It took a few months, but we got things sorted out and the unit mostly emptied, and then we started our business.... selling books on Amazon, and the unit held our inventory.

We moved into an industrial space a year later, where we could work and store our inventory. And we moved back into storage 7 years later when our landlord screwed us by basically shuttering the building without notice.

What have we seen in the past 6 years?

A guy who sells pianos
a few plumbers/electricians/contractors who store tools and supplies
a nutty lady who moved out of her house and had 8 (yes eight!) units to store her "stuff". She cleaned out last winter after something like 8 years of paying rent.
Some sales reps in clothing and medical who store some of their supplies and samples
a guy who assembles motorized scooter wheelchairs

I have 450 sq ft of space. If I had the zoning to build another building on my property, it would have been worth it, but I can't do that. My space is three units together with the interior walls removed, 30' x 15'. It's climate controlled (between 50 and 85 degrees).
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:14 pm quote
My ex-wifeís older brother actually lived in one for a while many years back...
Molto Verboso
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:18 am quote
Very Fine Scooter Cave
Storage units have also multiplied due to local city ordinances that no longer
allow Boat/Trailers, Utility Trailers, Motorhomes to be parked outside of a
garage. In my neighborhood, you can not even park a car outside of a garage for more than 1 day without moving it.

These ordinances are supposedly designed to maintain the cosmetic beauty and
real estate value of the community. So, if you have an independent spirit
and like the "Hillbilly" look of old refrigerators and broken down cars on your front and back lawn, it seems the city councils around the country are moving
against you.

Jet - the new storage looks great. I can see a cooler full of long neck Texas beer floating in ice water. I would sit there on a canvas chair and take in the ambient beauty of my scooter collection. Nice storage facility.

God Bless Texas

Bob Copeland
Up North in Embarass Minnesota, you can pile all the junk you want
on your property.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am quote
Re: Very Fine Scooter Cave
Bob Copeland wrote:
Storage units have also multiplied due to local city ordinances that no longer
allow Boat/Trailers, Utility Trailers, Motorhomes to be parked outside of a
garage. In my neighborhood, you can not even park a car outside of a garage for more than 1 day without moving it.

These ordinances are supposedly designed to maintain the cosmetic beauty and
real estate value of the community. So, if you have an independent spirit
and like the "Hillbilly" look of old refrigerators and broken down cars on your front and back lawn, it seems the city councils around the country are moving
against you.

Jet - the new storage looks great. I can see a cooler full of long neck Texas beer floating in ice water. I would sit there on a canvas chair and take in the ambient beauty of my scooter collection. Nice storage facility.

God Bless Texas

Bob Copeland
Up North in Embarass Minnesota, you can pile all the junk you want
on your property.
Thanks Bob. She's working well so far.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:55 pm quote
breaknwind wrote:
Kantuckid wrote:
I have wondered why the USA has been taken over by storage units. They were once never seen, and not that many years back! yet now seen everywhere!
Even in my area where very few people live in apartments yet they keep popping up.
Scoots, boats, RV's I get storing those but what's in all the rest of these things?
I chat with the employees and it's hard to believe how many people allow the sale of their property when they stop paying rent

I've been researching about buying a 6X10 enclosed trailer and parking it in my parking spot. Then I'd park my van in the guest parking which is huge and always empty. I just need permission from the condo ass.
It would take 2 years to pay for the $2000 with storage savings but the convenience would be priceless.
The storage in a cargo trailer is exactly what we did. Works great, storage for all our bike gear, and ready to roll when we are. (behind our motorhome... which, for full disclosure, is in a storage unit)

I changed oil on the scoots yesterday - not allowed by our homeowners association... easy and private inside the cargo trailer.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 pm quote
Kantuckid wrote:
..................Scoots, boats, RV's I get storing those but what's in all the rest of these things?
Parents, still holding on to their kid's crap.
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:05 am quote
Duck Dodgers wrote:
Kantuckid wrote:
..................Scoots, boats, RV's I get storing those but what's in all the rest of these things?
Parents, still holding on to their kid's crap.
^^^^ THIS! I can't believe they do it. I have a buddy who's wife refuses to toss all the crap their 30-something year old kids accumulated over the years. They have THREE(!) large storage units full of baby cloths, old bicycles, even old beds and mattresses. He's paying $500/month to store stuff that is virtually worthless. Americans have an obsession with holding on to old worthless junk. I think I hold onto too much crap but I can still park two cars, a motorcycle, and have my work space in my standard suburban 3-car garage.

-Craig

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Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:06 am quote
Duck Dodgers wrote:
Kantuckid wrote:
..................Scoots, boats, RV's I get storing those but what's in all the rest of these things?
Parents, still holding on to their kid's crap.
Or kids holding onto their parents' crap....
Grumpy Biker
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:08 am quote
^^^^^ true. It can go both ways.
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:26 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
Duck Dodgers wrote:
Kantuckid wrote:
..................Scoots, boats, RV's I get storing those but what's in all the rest of these things?
Parents, still holding on to their kid's crap.
Or kids holding onto their parents' crap....
Bingo!
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