Thanks for the responses.
The drive way is bounded on one side by a fence with a neighbor. While it might be possible to remove a 9 foot section and get in in our back yard that way.. it would then put the AS crosswise in the driive between the house and a garage apartment this is not really a garage and not really a apartment.... long story.
The house next door is a rental, so it is possible to do this as it is my fence.
The other idea is just to take the thing down, or make it so the AS could fit under. It would be very tight though.
This would be its resting space for the rebuild, and I figure it would take a few years. The last few might see us using it prior to retirement. But maybe not as those would be my big earning years putting the last few bucks away.
Doug you bring up some very interesting points esp about the fuel situation.
Not sure how that would change things except it would mean less mileage, but that shouldn't be to big a problem. It would be the same situation with a sailboat. You still have to motor, sometimes a lot, sails are built from petroleum, etc.
Weight is very important in a boat as well. Getting it right will be a challenge but not unsurmountable.
I envision a Airhead composting toilet, so no black tank.
The space then would be used for additional water storage, separated into house water supply and a separate drinking supply to one well filtered faucet.
I would forgo the usual range/oven for a induction cooktop and one gas cooktop. A on demand propane water heater. Since I don't have any expirence with a propane refrig, I would probably go with 110v/12v ones by Engel, one for the AS and one in the TV.
Most of our cooking would be outside on a Charcoal BBQ in good weather anyway.
I like the little Cobb, it would do.
Doug I agree that excess space for sleeping and toileting is a waste. More important to me is storage. But we will also have the Pickup bed with cover as well. A couple of honda generators will reside there plus backbacking gear, bikes, tents, tools etc.
Would be nice to have a small jeep 4x4 but not possible with a AS so will go with bikes.
Again due to financial constraints, this is a future project, but I will be on the lookout for a 30-34' trailer in these parts going for a real good price and if it happens then I can start on it earlier !
DAB SATX thanks for the offer !
Splitrock, nice looking AS !
Here is a old shot of the drive way on the left with a ford diesel excursion parked under the cover so you can get a idea of how large it is. The cedar shakes extend down below the cross beams.
I might be able to cut out the middle of the cross beams and build a supporting frame on either side of the of it. There are 3 supports mounted on poured concrete footings next to the fence.