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Where to park vehicle when off Island.

 
Tuk Tuk
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Is there a place to park my vehicle safely (for a charge) on the island (St. Thomas) while I are not here? I am in between my apartment lease end of July and util I return in 3-6 months for a new lease. I have a dependable vehicle and rethinking not to sell and then go through the hassle of a replacement vehicle upon my return. I have found this forum very helpful for my recent move to the island. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Topic starter Posted : June 3, 2021 11:22 am
Exit Zero
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Look into the storage units over by the hospital - Fortress -- sometimes car size ground units become available.

Advertise on Facebook WGOST or island trader/Daily news asking if anyone has any warehouse space available for your time frame.

Buy a GOOD car cover if you plan to leave it outdoors at a friends house and secure the cover for storm winds.

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Posted : June 3, 2021 2:07 pm
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stjohnjulie
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I looked into monthly parking at Red Hook Plaza and it was pretty reasonable although it could add up over 6 months.  Seems like it would be better to leave it with a friend who could start it up ever couple of weeks just to keep things charged up.  

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Posted : June 4, 2021 4:26 am
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jaldeborgh
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Posted by: @stjohnjulie

I looked into monthly parking at Red Hook Plaza and it was pretty reasonable although it could add up over 6 months.  Seems like it would be better to leave it with a friend who could start it up ever couple of weeks just to keep things charged up.  

This.  The worst thing you can do to a car is let it sit for long periods unless it’s been properly prepared for hibernation.

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Posted : June 8, 2021 3:09 am
vicanuck
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@jaldeborgh

Once the rats get in it and start chewing the wiring, its done.

I've had it happen.

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Posted : June 9, 2021 8:27 am
daveb722
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@vicanuck I've had those pesky chipmunks back in NY eat my harness on my brand new Subaru, 1200 bucks, but at least my homeowners covered 700 of it.  

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Posted : June 9, 2021 10:04 am
Tuk Tuk
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Thanks everyone. 

 

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Topic starter Posted : June 21, 2021 4:13 am
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