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Old 22.09.2011, 14:32
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Storing a Camper

Hello all! This year we have bought a rather large camper. It's a Fiat Ducato and is approximately 21 feet long and of course to high for many covered parking garages. Soon, we are leaving to go back to the United States for about 3 months or so, and we would like to find a place under cover where we can store our camper, which I must say is the new joy of our life.

Since, we are leaving for winter, we would ultimately like to have it under cover; we don't have one of those winter roofs for it and we would worry about too much snow fall.

We live in Vaud, but would have no problem transporting it to any location in Switzerland where we could keep it under cover. So my question is: Does anyone know where I could possibly store my camper, under cover, for the Winter period? I've thought of boatyards, though there are few. Someones barn would do, a warehouse, or hanger... I'd love some advice or help.

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Old 22.09.2011, 14:39
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Re: Storing a Camper

There are some very deep lakes around.
I guess I'm not a fan of campers or caravans. To many hours on a UK B road traveling at 35mph with no chance to overtake.
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Old 22.09.2011, 14:52
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I can`t help you out with the camper parking. I would just like to give you a compliment on your work, ships in a bottle. WOW. I think they are fantastic.
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Old 22.09.2011, 14:55
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Re: Storing a Camper

There are farmers' barns all around Switzerland full of them.

Perhaps you could ask the TCS or someone like that.
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Old 22.09.2011, 14:57
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You could use our outdoor parking space in Gland. And hire me to shovel the snow off after every snowfall.

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Since, we are leaving for winter, we would ultimately like to have it under cover; we don't have one of those winter roofs for it and we would worry about too much snow fall.
If living in Nyon, I really wouldn't worry too much about the snowfall. Yes it snows a few times, but no great accumulation and always disappears fast. And many people leave them out all winter around here, even further up the mountains. If worried about roof leaks, put a tarp over it.

A few ideas, there is a camper/trailer dealer in Nyon, www.traegerloisirs.ch, they have quite a bit of space there, see if they would store it for you or have suggestions on where to store it.

Advertise in "La Cote" for a winter parking space for a camper, there are a lot of farmers in the area with barn buildings who would welcome the extra money.
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I can`t help you out with the camper parking. I would just like to give you a compliment on your work, ships in a bottle. WOW. I think they are fantastic.
Thanks so much! I have a lot of fun making them
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There are some very deep lakes around.
I guess I'm not a fan of campers or caravans. To many hours on a UK B road traveling at 35mph with no chance to overtake.
Oh I understand your issue. But unless we're going up a pass (and we stop frequently to let other cars go by as well as to cool off the engine), my husband drives her just like a car. We got a 250 chf speeding ticket to prove it!!

So, I don't think its always the camper that's the problem. Just the people driving them and the respect they have for others on the road.
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If living in Nyon, I really wouldn't worry too much about the snowfall.

Advertise in "La Cote" for a winter parking space for a camper, there are a lot of farmers in the area with barn buildings who would welcome the extra money.
Yes generally no big accumulation but that doesn't mean that it won't happen. I mean, we did just have a record breaking Spring with such little rain. What's to say mother nature isn't gonna let it all out the moment I leave for America. Okay...am i being a little dramatic

Advertising sounds like a good idea. I think I'll give that a try. Ultimately I was wondering if there was some big hanger around storing large vehicles that I had overlooked. Basically, covered is better and what we want to find.
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keep an eye out under raised bits of highway - often, the landowner there has campers stored underneath the raised road which of course offers some protection.

certainly I've seen this in Kanton Schwyz.
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The engines cannae take it
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Perhaps it might be easier to find somewhere (a barn for instance) in the Vallée de Joux. Why not print a poster with your details and dimensions of the camper (especially height) and go and ask the local shops up there if they'd be prepared to display (offer to pay- most will say no need).
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Keep it in a tent:

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