Should You Buy A Home With An RV Garage?
The pandemic has caused people to think outside the box for family getaways, and many are taking up camping inside a box. RV sales are way up. According to Kelefa Sanneh of The New Yorker magazine, sales of midrange motorhomes were up 90% in June, compared to last year. More RV owners mean more people looking for ways to store their mobile vacation homes.
Introducing the UltraGarage®
Richmond American Homes of California is starting to show brand-new model homes in Sacramento, California, that have an attached UltraGarage®. According to the Richmond American Homes site,
“The UltraGarage® is an attached, extra-tall garage designed to house a range of vehicles for all your storage needs. Floor plans that offer this feature also have traditional garage bays for your everyday vehicles, so everything has its own space.”
The model homes being shown in Seasons at Thoroughbred Acres located in Olivehurst, California start in the mid $300,000 range and come in two and one story plans. The giant garages have doors at both ends for driveway and backyard access.
Indoor RV storage vs covered RV storage
Indoor RV storage is preferred because it keeps your RV out of the elements while you are not using it. It is costly, however, and many feel that indoor RV storage isn’t worth the cost and opt for just having covered storage instead. According to a blog post from Richmond,
“With an UltraGarage®, you could have a comparable amount of storage space and the cost is a part of your own monthly mortgage payment. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of 24/7/365 access to your vehicle, so you can pack it, clean it, repair it or use it without a thought for business hours.”
Having an attached storage garage is a dream for many RVers because of the convenience it adds to preparing for a trip. For example, it is necessary to pre-cool your RV fridge before a trip, and a flat site with power is optimal. Having an attached RV garage with a level pad is the perfect place for this, not to mention the ease of packing and unpacking for a trip.
Adding these giant garages is a new home building trend, and according to Richmond American Homes, they are currently a major selling point. Since there is quite an influx of new RV owners this year, it will be interesting to see if this type of floorplan becomes the norm for many new homebuyers.
To learn more about the UltraGarage®, visit Richmond American Home’s website and check out the promo video below.
For more information on RV storage, check out our previous article on Covered RV Storage: Is It Worth The Cost?
Levi Henley is a freelance writer and has also been full-time RVing with his wife and pets since 2015.