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Old 10-22-2010, 09:26 PM   #141
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I'm just waiting for a day without rain in order to move everything.
Well, good luck with that one. Here in Ottawa it looks like rain straight through till it snows! LOL!

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there is one other problem the workshop is a few inches too short to close the door so the only thing I would gain is dry but not warm. Once the real snow flies I need to put the backhoe into the shop to use it as a snow plow. Every task here is plus size. I pick up leaves with a dump truck and plow snow with a backhoe etc etc.
So get the backhoe, and dig the floor of the shop down a couple of feet, and then leave the dang backhoe out in the snow where it belongs. Chris, you got your priorities all wrong!
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:00 PM   #142
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Aage the building is not long enough front to back(30 ft building and 31 ft trailer). It's plenty high. The hoe needs to be in the shop to be plugged in or it won't start and if I leave it where it is now I won't be able to plow myself out let alone clear the roads.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:03 PM   #143
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Be nice Doug Wabiteer has some valid concerns. Actually after spending the last few days in between rains rolling around under the trailer through puddles with it drippping all over me I could use a little hot weather.
It's taking a lot longer than I thought. I have insulated the entire centre section between the frame rails and started on the roadside section outside of the rails. Today was the worst with the melting snow constantly dripping in my face as I measured and attached the styrofoam strapping. I finally gave up at 5:30PM when the next round of rain got too heavy.
I know it gets hot in an Airstream, in the summer, I have one without an A/C. I'm just saying not today!
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:33 PM   #144
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Aage the building is not long enough front to back(30 ft building and 31 ft trailer). It's plenty high. The hoe needs to be in the shop to be plugged in or it won't start and if I leave it where it is now I won't be able to plow myself out let alone clear the roads.
Chris, cut a hole in the back of the garage and pull the trailer in with a winch. Make the hole just enough to clear the tounge. That way you can heat it for working. It's not so strange, thats how I get my 28' in for working.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:19 PM   #145
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WC, could you build a temp frame and enclose the door with plastic while you work on the AS? Or even a temp plywood door.

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Old 10-23-2010, 06:59 PM   #146
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Doug and Chris the big problem is that I need the building for the backhoe during the winter for plowing. I spent some time today emptying the trailer guts into another building. Once I have everything out I can at least put the trailer in out of the rain and almost close the door to work on it. As long as I can get it watertight this year I wuill start on the interior next spring.
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:28 PM   #147
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No, we all want you to take all the interior pieces out and put in the other building, then put the trailer inside, seal the door with tarp or whatever else you may choose. It was voted on and decided that you should put your backhoe in a new makeshift building you are to construct right away!

Ok, now get to work and send in more pics!
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #148
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Don`t I get a vote. LMAO. After all this is a democracy isn`t it. LOL
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:42 PM   #149
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Wasagachris - My best guess is a warehouse area large enough for four trailers would be optimum to keep items & liners etc. arrayed in accessible heaps... Oh, and have the trailer under that same roof and I'd be deliriously happy.

Running out of storage is where my project stalled until I decided the entire interior was forfeit save for the sliding door bulkhead and some other bits. I bought a $1500 wrecked parts trailer to retain the option returning it to stock and cherry picking items better than on the project trailer.

Then came the $250 10' X 20' tent shelter ($850 as pictured) to have as a staging area to juggle parts through and store on liner panels, etc. in. If anyone goes toward an instant shelter like this one spend more upfront, they are kinda like Airstreams...

Oh - and don't give up the plow space for nothing. Thats one tool in its proper place!
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I absolutely love how much fun everybody is having with this issue. If you all want to see me continue through the winter I suggest you hitch up your trailers and head on up here and pitch in. Many hands make light work. I`ve got plenty of campsites available.
Wabbiteer I have one of those shelters but I doubt it would stand up to the snow load here. Even the metal garden sheds can`t take the weight. I`ve had at least three campers loose their sheds because they buckled under the snow. A few have had their decks collapse as well.
I agree that a warehouse big enough to hold 4 trailers would be fantastic. However there is nothing that large around here and how much can it cost to rent.
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Chris, It is that time of year. The bright side is that we can all sit back and reread all the posts in this and other threads. And, plan for next spring....
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Now I remember, the only thing I like about winter is the snow (HATE the cold) I can honsetly say I'll be spending the winter waiting for spring, as I haven't gotten out with the AS yet. I hope to get in at least a weekend trip in early Nov. maybe Maryland or upper Virginia. MPJ

Chris, love this thread.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:54 AM   #153
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Don`t I get a vote. LMAO. After all this is a democracy isn`t it. LOL
Near as I can see, it's 3 to 2 (counting your vote) for moving the plow and modifying your building to house the airstream so you can work on it. I mean really, if the plow doesn't start, then you're simply stuck at home with more time to devote to your trailer. What's the probrlem here???
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Mc how about starvation from not being able to get out for food.
I`ll have an update for y`all in a couple of minutes. Please stand by.
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