A Eugene, Ore.-area developer is planning to open a business to store the highline Class A motorhomes owned by residents of the Northeast and Midwestern states, according to the Register-Guard newspaper of Eugene, Ore.
Developer Ken Shiflet thinks people from the Northeast and Midwest would rather fly to Eugene and then use their motorhome for vacationing in the West, instead of driving their rig cross-country.
Shiflet came up with the idea in part because the Eugene metro area is the home of three highline Class A manufacturers, Monaco Coach Corp., SMC Corp. and the Country Coach subsidiary of National RV Holdings Inc.
Also, many municipalities are passing ordinances prohibiting RV owners from parking their rigs along the curb in front of their homes, or in their driveways, which creates more of a need for an RV storage business, Shiflet believes.
Shiflet owns 12.5 acres near the Eugene airport where he has built two warehouses. He has allocated 2.5 acres for two 18,000-square-foot all-metal insulated buildings that could house 24 luxury coaches each.
The motorhomes would he kept in 15-foot by 50-foot locked and lighted individual storage areas with electrical service so each coach’s ventilation system could be used to keep the interior from becoming musty, he told the Register-Guard.
An annual lease would cost $250 a month and month-to-month rent would cost $300, he added.
Shiflet plans to break ground for the two RV storage buildings this spring, the newspaper reported.