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Old 11-02-2002, 12:29 PM   #29
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Wacking for my Airstream

I just had the fun of Waching down and digging out three of my
Liliac bushes.

This week ... the new double gates will go in.

I will then gently roll my little friend into its new resting spot,
in an "Village Idiot Approved" area of my back yard.

WHAT IS BEST thing to have under the trailer BESIDES the standards. (concrete ... asphalt....crushed stone)

I would like something that blends with the landscape ...
Would something like wood chips on plastic or weedblock .. be okay?

Is the primary concern moisture under the trailer?

Was going to use small concrete slabs under the 2 wheels and jack post.

Thoughts? Comments? EVERYONE has at least one!

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Old 11-02-2002, 02:06 PM   #30
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In Phoenix there is an ordinance (yeah I had some issues too) about parking. Working registered vehicles can only be parked on dust proof surfaces. - We have some issues here regarding air quality and dust. - I have parked both of my trailers on 8" X 16" X 1.5" blocks that I bought from Home Depot. They are rose colored and I laid two rows where the tires would follow. They are cheaper than concrete, asphalt, and crushed rock. They are quick to install, easy to remove (if I ever move from here - ugh) pleasant to look at, and meet the Phoenix requirement of being dust proof. I have since filled in the center section with same color block that was thinner and cheaper. It is not traveled on by the trailer so strength was not an issue for the center blocks. I put 6 mil black plastic down before I installed the blocks to keep out grass and weeds.

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Parking Surface

Well, you asked for comments so here it goes...

Our parked MH is very visible from the front of our house. I didn't want a concrete parking area (a/k/a landing pad) because I thought it would look like a big parking lot with the driveway being right there.

We used railroad ties to hold in our leveling materials (gravel, sand, etc.) and topped the area with cypress mulch. We use the cypress mulch in our shrub beds as well.

It is working well for us. No washing away or any other problems.
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Old 11-02-2002, 02:43 PM   #32
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Mulch!

Edie,

Thanks ... that is what is was looking to do.
Yours looks great!

I will take pictures of my babies new home. I must admit it will be more picturesque than the driveway.

The new resting area is at the edge of a shade garden, close to flagstone paths and 3 ponds, 2 waterfalls, and a little stream. (all man made) and of course a bunch of Malibu lights.

It will be nice to sit in the camper and listen to the sound of the waterfalls.

Looking for the "silver" linning.

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The benefit is in resale value.
This is what really irks me about these developments. Everyone is concerned with "resale value". They seem to be more concerned with those moving away than those staying! These people that make up these rules are flaming a------s. I can prove this: In our county we have a township with NO ZONING! That's right, none, nada, zip. It is primarily Amish, but they keep their places neat as a pin. Sure there are lot's of small business intermingled in some neighborhoods, but it is kind of cool, and certainly convienent. You've got Amish selling chain saws, gift shops, butcher shops, etc. One Amish guy even has a shop selling solar panels, batteries, and LED light fixtures, another has a "mattress factory", but it all blends right in. Oh, and real estate resale value in this community? VERY HIGH. If you think you're going to Middlefield, Ohio and get a house or farm "for cheap", you are in for a real surprise!
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I should have stated - perceived - resale value. ----

So a committee is developed to construct "rules" that the committe of THEY believes will regulate common sense. --- In my view the committee (a HOA) is another layer of government with out much skill. Heck I am not real happy with the professional government, much less a practice government. And then the HOA is regulating common sense. Common sense is picked up at the ripe old age of 6. If ya don't get it in grade school, you are going to have issues in a lot of areas later in life.

Anyway I avoid as much government as possible. And I will never live in an area that has a HOA.

FYI, I live in the sixth largest city in this fine country. It was (as most major metropolitan cities) developed with some basic CC&R's and no HOA.

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Old 11-04-2002, 01:49 AM   #35
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It seems to me that among the member photos there is a picture of a coach in a garden-like setting. Could your area be landscaped with the *feel* of a "destination" such as a small retreat or guest nest. You could open the awning and entertain! It would be attractive for your personal view and make a nice . . . . um . . . . non - office.
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Won't you be my neighbor?

I just told my next door neighbor that they would be seeing my trailer in the "Approved area" of my backyard. Started with the wife.... she was none to happy and went and got her husband
saying "you need to discuss this with him"....

Fearing the worst ... I was pleasantly suprised when he got a gleam in his eye and said "thats an Airstream isn't it" .....

They are going to somewhat begrudgingly accept its presence...

The story will continue ......

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Old 11-08-2002, 10:58 AM   #37
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Look Ma !! There's a camper in our back yard!!

The fence is done ... the camper is moved ...

A picture of its new resting spot.

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Nice polishing job there! Lookin good!

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Looks Great

I'd be tempted to lay a stone paver patio alongside the trailer. In the summer you could set a few chairs and a picnic table on the patio. You'd always be on vacation!

I wish we had more space where we are, but our retaining wall is right ON the property line. That first step our of our MH is about 4 feed down!
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Vacation at Home

You can see the of the little waterfalls between the tree and the butt of the camper.

Will sound nice.

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Airstreamcaravel,
I'm sure glad this worked out for you without having to raise the garage roof. This is really heaven... open the windows and listen to the waterfalls.

Edie G,
I agree with you on the cypress mulch. Wouldn't use anything else!

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One of these days, we'd love to ride up that way and meet you, dude. I'd love to see the area you live in! (but we're headin' south when we start full-timin')
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In reference to landscaping ..... one photo I was thinking of is at the member photo site, "most popular images" - top row, center pic. I'll bet the "approved" site is lovely w/waterfalls etc. (hard to see) and must say the coach has that cute factor !
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