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Old 11-02-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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Question looking for Austin, TX hookup

we are looking for more space and less congestion than RV park can provide. does anyone know of a website where people advertise their at-home hookups? does anyone have a vacant hookup theyre looking to fill? we have a shiny 34 footer. please help. thanks!
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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Check out the Courtesy Parking link on the left (http://www.airforums.com/forums/memb...=100&field45=1).

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Old 11-03-2009, 02:05 PM   #3
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thanks for idea, but

i get the idea that premise of "courtesy parking" is mostly for one or two night stay only. is that right?
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:14 PM   #4
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Are you looking for a long term place to keep your trailer?
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:18 PM   #5
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i get the idea that premise of "courtesy parking" is mostly for one or two night stay only. is that right?
That's pretty much my take. Short-term anyway. Are you looking for long-term?

There has been some discussion of spaces in Austin, including Pecan Grove RV Park in the past. Try the Google Search option from the Search menu. You should find the past discussions.

Does it need to be exactly in Austin? Your options may increase out in the country a little. West of Austin, where I lived before I moved to Little Rock, is especially beautiful.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:47 PM   #6
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Consider buying a city lot in a small town near Austin. It should
have <water-sewer-elect> already. Set it up and make friends with
the neighbors. If it is large enough, you could take on someone else
for a small fee or let them do the mowing and upkeep. There is a retained
value. Just an Idea
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:22 PM   #7
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I live out west toward Dripping Springs. When we moved there 15 years ago there was one 1.5 acre property nearby where the owner had put a concrete parking slab, brought in a storage tank for purchased water(since he didn't have a well), had a septic tank on property and lived there in 5fth wheel for part of the year. This kind of setup sounds ideal for what you may want.

Later, the same owner purchased the adjacent property that did have a well and built a small 1 bedroom bungalow. The setup was intended to give them a place to store their "stuff", have Christmas and thanksgiving family gatherings, but still travel most of the year.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:58 PM   #8
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Consider buying a city lot in a small town near Austin. It should
have <water-sewer-elect> already. Set it up and make friends with
the neighbors. If it is large enough, you could take on someone else
for a small fee or let them do the mowing and upkeep. There is a retained
value. Just an Idea
Maybe Texas has an open policy on zoning but here in Fl most towns wouldn't allow a trailer to set up in a permanent manor you describe. Along with residential zoning we have a big set of rules as far as hurricane tiedowns for mobile homes now. Recreational trailers can still be parked unoccupied in some communities, we even have a lot of deed restricted neighborhoods where you can't park your trailer overnight and can only have it by your house for a short loading time period.
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Try cottonwood creek rv park, in Dripping Springs tx, very nice small park with good rates and friendly owner. Not far from austin. Gerald
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:21 PM   #10
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yeah we are looking for a long term spot within twenty miles of town. also looking at land to buy also but would probably prefer to lease. thanks to all for suggestions. keep em comin.
too bad home-hookups.com only has 12 spots listed in the whole country!
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:22 PM   #11
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In Austin itself you aren't allowed to live in a trailer parked on someone's property. If you have a trailer parked on your property you must have a six foot wood or masonry privacy fence.
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State Park Near Austin

You can't stay in a state park for over 2 weeks i believe but McKinney Falls State Park is right outside of the city limits and is cheap and has nice facilities.
It would be a great base camp while you check out more long term options.

TPWD: McKinney Falls State Park
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:33 AM   #13
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Maybe consider a friend who has some land.
In exchange for the cost of a meter pole and
a small septic system (your cost of improvements)
the land owner would make you for you a
workable arrangement. A little outside the
box - or RV park.
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