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Old 09-09-2006, 08:45 PM   #1
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In the ultimate expression of Advanced Airstream Obssessive Disorder (AAOD), I have broken ground on a 30X50 storage and maintenance building for a worn out, old Airstream that has probably been parked outdoors for the last 30 years.

The building will afford a nice place out of the weather to repair, restore, renovate and maintain the old lady while ensuring that I have no excess of spending money with which I might get in trouble.
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:55 PM   #2
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What a lucky lady she is Sounds like a great project that many of us wish we had done. I guess you've planned all the storage and work areas so that everything will be just perfect. Wow! ~G
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:01 PM   #3
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SWEEEEEEET!

Ken, YOU DA MAN!

Someday when I grow up, I'd like a building like your's!
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Old 09-10-2006, 01:01 AM   #4
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Great! I bet, however, you will be like my spouse and fill up that building in no time!

Pretty exciting times, huh! I remember when we built my hubby's shop... he sat in a lawn chair all day and watched the guys put it up! Made videos the whole nine yards... he wasn't too excitied!

Happy for you! Happy for your airstream!

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Ken,
WAY TO GO! Make sure you lock the gate on the fence and the doors on the building otherwise there will never be enough room in there for your Airstream...I know of what speak! We built a 40x40 open sided barn, then added 20' leantoos on both sides and still have stuff sitting outside We have been "discussing" another building in the 40x60 range...with locks on the doors

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way cool,,, is what i need myself,,,, now you can work all winter and not worry,,,, so much fun,,,, great, wonderful,,, perfect,,,, donna
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We are green with envy but so excited for you!
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We need to see some pictures as it comes along. We are planning a 40' x 60' metal building on a commercial lot that we own. We are planning a spot for Lucy to be stored indoors. Are you planning hookups inside your building? If so, how are you going to lay them out.
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Geeze, and we were all excited about putting in a sewer line in for a dumpstation this weekend...hmpt!

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Old 09-10-2006, 10:52 AM   #10
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Thanks for All the Nice Feedback!...

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We need to see some pictures as it comes along. We are planning a 40' x 60' metal building on a commercial lot that we own. We are planning a spot for Lucy to be stored indoors. Are you planning hookups inside your building? If so, how are you going to lay them out.
I'll be sharing pictures at each step of the way.
Cost considerations to a certain extent but mostly Albuquerque's byzantine commercial design regulations have constrained my design to some extent i.e. $4,100 for a drain under a dumpster pad when I won't even have a dumpster.

Yes, I will have 30 amp electrical hookups in the SW corner of the building (roadside, rear of the parked Airstream). I will also have an RV dump adjacent to overhead door so I can dump before I tuck it in after each trip.

I'll also have two spots outside with hookups under "RV ports" for working on anything that may follow me home.

Inside will be small office area with DSL broadband for Airstream Forums connectivity, work benches, welder, and scaffold for working on rooftop.

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WAY TO GO! Make sure you lock the gate on the fence and the doors on the building otherwise there will never be enough room in there for your Airstream...I know of what speak! We built a 40x40 open sided barn, then added 20' leantoos on both sides and still have stuff sitting outside We have been "discussing" another building in the 40x60 range...with locks on the doors

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Aaron is right of course. It already looks to small, and I haven't even poured the slab yet.
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Congratulations...30X50 sounds like a great size. Are you using an overhead door?...what size?

Are the RV ports attached in "leanto" style?...or are they freestanding?

As you can tell...part of my process of entering the RV hobby will be to have a garage/workshop to store and work on! Also a retreat w/internet, etc.

Here in Mn the contruction costs are likely a bit higher due to weather issues and insulation etc. Good news is that we have 80 acres...should be plenty of room to build.


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10' by 10' nominal is about the minimum size. My rented storage uses an overhead door. And your air conditioner will still warrant watching the first time you back in -- it will clear by about 6" IIRC.
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Old 09-10-2006, 11:11 AM   #13
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Congratulations...30X50 sounds like a great size. Are you using an overhead door?...what size?

Are the RV ports attached in "leanto" style?...or are they freestanding?

Tom R in Two Harbors MN
I' ll have a 12X14 overhead door on one end and 6X7 walk through doorway on side. The overhead door dimensions are big enough to accomodate a 40' Monaco motorhome if we can ever kick the Airstream addiction.

The RV ports will be freestanding on their own concrete pads; also big enough to accomodate motor homes and tall fifth wheel travel trailers.

Man, 80 acres sounds nice, but MN evokes a violent shivering response.
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I' ll have a 12X14 overhead door on one end
Sorry to be a bit ignorant...is the opening 14' high?

Yea...a bit chilly in MN...was supposed to be frost last night...not sure it got that low but it is coming soon!
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