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Old 11-24-2007, 11:09 AM   #15
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I found a place to park...For free

I friend of mine has a commercial space that he is letting me use. The upside is that he has a huge warehouse and a commercial I can get rid of anything I will need there, I can store my tools and bring things inside that need to be refurbished and I have access to electricity...all for free
His place also has someone there 24x7 so I dont have to worry about someone just rolling off with my trailer.

Thank you to everyone who responded.

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Old 11-24-2007, 11:23 AM   #16
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That's fantastic! (Okay, but I'm a little jealous of the setup, too. )

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Old 11-24-2007, 02:17 PM   #17
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Our AS would not fit in the driveway parking space formerly occupied by our wee little T@B trailer, so the AS lived in the street in front of the house. Fortunately we are at the end of a cul de sac with very little traffic except for sight seerers. There are no ordinances in town other than winter parking bans that take effect in December to allow the snow plows to clear the street.

What to do for winter parking? After many arguments with my DH who wanted to clear cut huge oak trees to carve more parking spaces out of the landscape of our wee little suburban building lot, he finally agreed to park the AS on the vacant building lot we owned on the other side of town.

The neighbors in that neighborhood have all built their mcmansions and we now have our starter home, a shiney Airstream sitting on our lot! As we told the neighbors who frequently ask when we plan to build when they saw the trailer - ya got to start somewhere!

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Old 12-02-2007, 08:43 AM   #18
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If you can find an indoor spot with electricity - I'd suggest that. In my novice experience, everything takes longer than I plan and is more difficult than I thought. So, when I show up and think I have a one hour repair, it sometimes takes four. In the winter in Michigan, I think to have a nice indoor spot with electricity to work would be nice. But, I understand the costs.

Another idea is the variance or exemption but it is likely that if you were not blocking the street to the extent folks couldn't get past, one of your neighbors complained - and will keep complaining until you are miserable.

Think of this as just one more challenge in the pursuit of your dreams.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:05 PM   #19
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I'm surprised no one has suggested it...

Originally Posted by Aluminati
I have an issue:

I am picking up my airstream this weekend.
I thought I could park it in front of my house on the street.

I guess I cant, there is an ordinace where I live that I can only park it in the same place no longer than 48hrs.

My driveway is not that deep...I have a car port.
Its a I need to work on it...

the only other way is to keep it in a friends yard...but then I have to either drive three blocks or walk to go work on it..

Any other suggestions.
Get a golf cart, build a bed to carry your tools and equipment, and drive the golf cart to the trailer.
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:41 PM   #20
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Ask your cousins, the Illuminati, to make Ann Arbor welcome your Airstream anywhere.

The Illuminati rule the world, so they can make your carport fit the A/S, or give you more parking space.


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