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Old 11-21-2007, 01:42 PM   #1
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Parking Airstream?

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 68...so 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.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:12 PM   #2
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trade houses with the friend?
move in with the friend?
sell the house?

i'm in the same situation. are there any commercial places for a reasonable rent near you?
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:21 PM   #3
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While our Safari lives in our driveway, the Caravel lives with our friend up the street. During the restoration, all the neighbors got used to us walking up and down the hill with various tools, Home Depot bags, etc. We were very fortunate that our friend let us store Airstream parts in his garage and shed, (and bought beer for us to drink while working.) It worked out just fine for us. If you decide to park the trailer at your friends, buy a pedometer - you'll be amazed how quickly you rack up steps going back and forth.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:50 PM   #4
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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 68...so 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.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:11 PM   #5
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Ask the town for a parking variance for a certain period od time.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:21 PM   #6
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... My driveway is not that deep...I have a car port. ...
Sounds like you need an Air port instead.



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Old 11-21-2007, 03:57 PM   #7
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Can you raise the roof on your carport or otherwise make it Airstream friendly?
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:25 PM   #8
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If you buy 5 acres out in the country zoned Ag or rural residential, you can park your Airstream on the land.

If a neighbor complains about the Airstream, just start building a hog pen next to the neighbors property line / house... and tell them you plan on operating a huge hog farm.

You'll not hear another peep about your Airstream being parked there.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:56 PM   #9
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How much higher is the trailer than the carport? Is is possible to do something to get the trailer lower to fit? If a neighbor is willing to let you put it in their yard for the rebuild period it may just be worth the extra walking. You get your daily recommended exercising done (and more, likely) and fewer hassles with City and other neighbors, etc.

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Old 11-21-2007, 10:02 PM   #10
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You're in Ann Arbor? Our community and so many others seem to have restrictions about parking anything on an unpaved surface. The objective is to keep people from parking junker cars and leaving them sit. They tried to crack down 2 years ago and caused so much outcry that people were given a year to comply. Our local law enforcement now has gotten quite severe in citing boat or utility trailers not parked on a pad.
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:03 AM   #11
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I wouldn't park either of my vintage trailers on the street even if I could. There's an accident or theft waiting to happen. I think the suggestions about the carport are a good idea, but walking three block may be a good deal in the Spring and Summer. I am lucky that I can park what I want where I want on my property. Living in small town Oklahoma has its perks. No one here questions what you do with your property as long as you aren't attracting wee beasties with food and shelter.
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:36 AM   #12
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Is there any space beside the car port at all? That's where I put mine. I was able to take out the grass and put in a gravel driveway. I pull up in the main driveway and then jog to the side of the carport and park her there. Works out well and the neighbors love seeing here there. They are always dropping over to see the latest project.

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Old 11-22-2007, 09:50 AM   #13
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I like the parking variance idea. However, I used to keep mine in the front yard and BB gun vandalism and 6500 in damage to the aluminum panels ended that real quick. Now I keep it at the dealer for 40 a month.

I guess you are doing a restore? Is there any way to get it into the back yard? That would not work for easy access, but the trouble might be worth it for a restore.
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:19 PM   #14
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Get a secured spot

Rent a spot in a secured lot or machine shed. Considering the investment a secured spot is worth it.
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