Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
worldinchaos's Avatar
 
1959 17' Pacer
Long Beach , California
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 920
Backyard Airstream Pads

Who's got some pictures of sweet backyard parking spots for their trailers? (or other people's trailers...)

The premise on why: Although I'm still not finished with the renovation project on Knight, I've been forced to switch gears a little. We are in the middle of escrow on our first home -- Yes, we bought an Airstream and parked it in storage while we lived in a small apartment, and I call that true Airstreamer dedication...
We wanted to find the trailer a better parking spot, and maybe even a better place for us as well That we did, in the form of a Cliff May Rancho home. It is currently in need of lots of cosmetic repair, and one of the first projects that we will be undertaking is completely redo of the sideyard landscaping, pulling the fence forward, etc, so that we can fit the Airstream properly and attractively while ceasing to pay storage fees.

I remember seeing a few pictures here and there of nicely set up Airstream installs, but I'm looking for more inspiration or links that others have saved over the years, as this wasn't even an aluminum concept that showed up on my radar until a few months ago. As for style, we are constrained to the relatively small plot space of Los Angeles, and will be attempting to match this style in the end: Cliff May Rancho Homes of Long Beach

Thanks in advance everyone
__________________

__________________
- Peter (and Marie)
TAC CA-15

1959 Pacer 18' Renovation - Knight in Shining Armor

Our Adventure Blog - Documenting our backpacking, hiking, camping, and Airstreaming
(still updating, haven't gotten to the Airstream trips yet)
worldinchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
cameront120's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
North Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,422
Images: 23
I'd be inclined to run a couple of wheel tracks out of grass block down the side yard and call it a day. You could do the whole side yard with it, but that would be overkill.

Grassblock - Paving - Grass Concrete Limited - Cellular grassed paving in concrete or plastic
__________________

__________________
Cameron & the Labradors, Kai & Samm
North Vancouver, BC
Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - Mame Dennis
cameront120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
mapleton , Utah
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 464
Congratulations on your first home!
Be sure to check any HOA covenants and zoning restrictions first. May save some headaches later.
tim
__________________
rumrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 08:23 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
ViewRVs's Avatar
 
1977 20' Argosy 20
Charleston , West Virginia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,226
Images: 9
Send a message via Yahoo to ViewRVs
Here is my backyard pad! I have water and sewer now. 30-amp electric in the near future. I added 9' of concrete to get the whole Argosy tucked behind the house!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-06-23 003.jpg
Views:	267
Size:	341.4 KB
ID:	172351  
__________________
Fred H.
1977 Argosy 20' Motorhome
Fred's Airstream Archives @ ViewRVs.com
ViewRVs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 06:32 AM   #5
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Before....


After adding a 25' rear extension....(the Flamingo is optional.)


Now have enough room for additional parking in front of the AS.

Make sure the pour is rated for the weight of your trailer.

Bob
__________________
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 10:06 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
worldinchaos's Avatar
 
1959 17' Pacer
Long Beach , California
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 920
Quote:
Originally Posted by rumrunner View Post
Congratulations on your first home!
Be sure to check any HOA covenants and zoning restrictions first. May save some headaches later.
tim
Checked and checked. No HOA, but city regs are pretty intricate. Luckily, there are no issues with our height, among other things. This was something we have been checking before we even put in offers on places...
__________________
- Peter (and Marie)
TAC CA-15

1959 Pacer 18' Renovation - Knight in Shining Armor

Our Adventure Blog - Documenting our backpacking, hiking, camping, and Airstreaming
(still updating, haven't gotten to the Airstream trips yet)
worldinchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #7
Moderator
 
DKB_SATX's Avatar

 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
1976 Argosy 28
Alamo Heights , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,401
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 7
Interesting! So did Cliff May license Eichler designs? Or just steal them? 'cause those houses sure look like Eichlers.
__________________
David

Zero Gravitas 2017 Flying Cloud 26U | Il Progetto 1976 Argosy 28 Center Bath | WBCCI# 15566

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. Sir Winston Churchill
DKB_SATX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
rogerdodger's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Fresno/Clovis , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 685
Congrats on new to you home. We(wife and I) are from Long Beach, she lived with mom $ dad on Ostrum Studebaker & Spring. Lots are small, you may need a shoehorn to get AS in. LOL
__________________
Roger
Air# 29488
rogerdodger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 11:10 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
worldinchaos's Avatar
 
1959 17' Pacer
Long Beach , California
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 920
Quote:
Originally Posted by DKB_SATX View Post
Interesting! So did Cliff May license Eichler designs? Or just steal them? 'cause those houses sure look like Eichlers.
Quite the contrary... Cliff May began building select tracts of Ranch homes pre-war, late 30's, with elements of the style throughout. He then started making massive divisions of his homes in 1953. I believe Eichler started with the massive divisions at about the same time in the 50's, possibly a bit earlier, but certainly after CM had developed it.

I'm guessing they "borrowed" from each other a lot regardless.
__________________
- Peter (and Marie)
TAC CA-15

1959 Pacer 18' Renovation - Knight in Shining Armor

Our Adventure Blog - Documenting our backpacking, hiking, camping, and Airstreaming
(still updating, haven't gotten to the Airstream trips yet)
worldinchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 07:48 PM   #10
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,582
Images: 1
Well, the two of you don't lack for motivation. House and trailer is more than I'd want on my plate, so my hat is off to you. Cool houses. Long admired them. A number of fine similarly-styled examples in Dallas I watched go down, then back up the past thirty years (built up to about 1962). My parents resisted in that era, but my wife's family happily did not. Cool is fun . . but finish is a bear in itself. I hope you've a relative with museum/art gallery wall finish experience.

I agree with the idea of grass blocks above. Easily removed, someday, in comparison to a concrete pour. And will serve the purpose for your lightweight TV/TT combination coming & going.

Artstream is but one of a number of A/S owners who have a "light show" with their TT's. Think garden lighting for the cocktail hour . . . .

.
__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
3 Rivet Member
 
surfpod's Avatar
 
1976 23' Safari
1962 22' Safari
1961 16' Bambi
Philly burbs , PA
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 181
Our home was built by a paving/tennis court contractor. We have a tennis court/basketball court for our driveway. I figure I could fit four Airstreams in the drive comfortably! For now, just one 1976 Safari. I'm looking for another.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	driveway.jpg
Views:	221
Size:	69.1 KB
ID:	174031  
__________________
surfpod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #12
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
home storage

Having a concrete pad is a great idea for the fully involved trailer owner.

As a suggestion, because of recent happenings, a secure hold down could also be imbedded in the concrete.

As they do for mobile homes in some parts of the country that are subjected to high winds or bad storms, frame hold downs would be very cheap to add to the concrete pad.

Have them attach to the frame at the A-frame and bumper.

For longer trailers, also have them chained around the end of the axles, just behind the brake backing plates.

In those storm areas, that will also reduce the insurance costs.

Being prepared, does pay dividends.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
jdalrymple's Avatar
 
2009 27' FB Flying Cloud
1991 35' Airstream 350
Jay , Oklahoma
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,602
Here is ours. We were lucky and had no issues with building restrictions.

I saved a couple of healthy trees, but in hindsight I wish I had cut them and made it wide enough for the truck too.









Regards,

JD
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0312.jpg
Views:	246
Size:	628.3 KB
ID:	174372  
__________________
Jeff & Cindy
'09 27FB Flying Cloud
'91 350 LE MH
jdalrymple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 04:47 PM   #14
retired USA/USAF

 
2001 30' Excella
Somerset , New Jersey
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,156
AH JD, something we all find valuable at one time or another. HINDSIGHT.

nice job with the retaining wall.
__________________

__________________
Roger in NJ

" Democracy is the worst form of government. Except for all the rest"
Winston Churchill 1948

TAC - NJ 18

polarlyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.