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Old 04-20-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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Arrow Hello from Glasgow

Hi folks. I'm in the middle of buying a 1974 Sovereign and my first step is to find a suitable place to keep it when it gets to Glasgow, Scotland. I'm going to do a full restoration/ refit and ideally need an indoor space within, say, a thirty mile radius of Glasgow. So far I've been emailing agent's who rent industrial units (seems expensive) and caravan storage places. Any ideas or suggestions welcome.

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Old 04-20-2011, 12:01 PM   #2
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Hello, thair, laddie!

Why not try a farmer's barn?
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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I second Aage's suggestion about using a barn. I'd approach a local farmer in the area and ask if there might be space in his/her barn(s) to store your Airstream. If at first you don't succeed, try try again. I'd bet you will find what you are looking for.

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Old 04-20-2011, 03:51 PM   #5
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Thanks. I appreciate the replies (and the witty Scottish references....acht). Good idea on the barn, I'll go in search of farmers this week. [no cow smiley?]
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A Sovereign is quite a big rig for the UK. I almost got one, but opted for an Overlander which is a better bet for our roads. Having driven around Scotland quite a bit - off the beat and track - I'd suggest something smaller.

As for the work - I am in awe of you, a great task which I would love to do over here.

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:47 PM   #7
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Thanks Yomster. I understand your concerns. I was going to go for a 23 footer but decided that I won't be touring with this, so the extra room will be useful as a static parked on some land abroad hopefully. I may not personally take it on the road even (just get a company to tow it to it's final location). This will be my new permanent home hopefully, so a complete change of lifestyle too.

As for the refit, well, that remains to be seen. I haven't tackled one before so have a tonne to learn. But I plan on taking it slow and doing it right. I want to simplify all of the systems to be as off-grid friendly and low-tech as possible (with some higher-tech things to make life easier probably).
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