Tunnels, mines, grottos, caves, old bunkers, etc. if it’s underground, I want to explore it. So imagine my joy when I was recently visiting Louisville, Kentucky and learned of the Louisville Underground. Louisville Underground is an old mine below the suburbs of Louisville that offers tours, zip lines and more for the adventurous minded. During the Christmas season they decorate sections of the mine with two million Christmas lights. The public is allowed to drive their own vehicle through part of the 17 miles of underground passageways enjoying the lights and accompanying Christmas music. The mine is so large that it will accommodate vehicles of all sizes including buses and RVs!
By itself, driving your RV through a series of mine tunnels enjoying Christmas lights qualifies as an adventure in RVing, but there is another unique feature of this mine that applies to RVers. Storage!! The Louisville Underground also offers RV storage. At first you might wonder why you would want to store your RV in a deep dark place? But after looking at the advantages of underground storage, you will have to agree it is a great choice. The temperature of the mine is nearly 60 degrees year-round, keeping your RV warm in the winter (i.e., no need to winterize) and cool in the summer. Underground storage eliminates damage to roof vents, tires and moldings from UV rays. Inclement weather is not a problem when your RV is stored in the bowels of the earth. No need to worry about tornados, down tree limbs, hail damage, rain or snow damage. Finally you can’t ask for a more secure location from criminals.
Driving and storing your RV underground, just one more adventure in RVing! Learn more here.
Have a very Merry Christmas and happy RV storage in the New Year!
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.
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