Where Cavemen Store Their RV’s
Winterizing your RV is a lot of work with zero payoff. Basically, you are just spending time “preventing” problems from. Realizing that I was going to be buried in RV related activities for the rest of the week, I longed to get away and jumped at the chance to go zip lining and hiking through caves for a couple of hours at night. I looked forward to a lot of fun and a chance to cool off from the 95 degree weather I was experiencing at 5 p.m. in the evening. I wasn’t expecting to walk past RVs 50 feet underground. happening. Chalk that up with brushing your teeth, taking out the trash and other completely non-exciting things we do to make sure things don’t go bad. It’s not something most people long to do. So I couldn’t help but be fascinated by the non-winterizing option I saw while I was at the Rally in Louisville this week: Storing Your RV in a Cave.
Sure enough, as I walked into the entrance of the cave to the Louisville Underground
, I was passed by RV’s driving out. How odd, I thought. Who would want to camp in a cave? I finally broke down and asked my guide about it. As it turns out, a cave is a perfect storage solution for an RV, boat or anything else you want protected. First of all, being 50 feet underground protects your RV from nuclear disasters. It’s like your own little bomb shelter. I know…you probably didn’t have this as a priority. But a cave maintains the same temperature and humidity naturally year around. It never gets too cold or too hot. It never gets the extremes of heat and cold that often wreak havoc on the covers and seals of your RV. You also don’t have to deal with winds, snow and rain that come with storing your RV outdoors. Add to that, it’s incredibly secure. A cave usually only has one or two openings big enough to get an RV out of.
So the guide gave me a good pitch. Of course he started to salivate when I said I worked for Good Sam. I should have negotiated a free zip line tour or cave tour, but I was trying not to think about work at the time. I couldn’t get it off my mind, though. Storing your RV in a cave may be totally uncommon, but it made a lot of sense. I could just imagine myself setting up my RV down there, pulling the awning out and enjoying the nice cool air. I didn’t dare ask if they had hookups.