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Old 11-04-2006, 08:25 PM   #1
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Another way to winterize your Airstream

or Argosy, for that matter.
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:32 PM   #2
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A door might be nice come next summer
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:33 PM   #3
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the door is were you see the ladder in photo #1
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:38 PM   #4
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You gonna back it through the house
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:41 PM   #5
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Ah!, you guys mean a door for the trailer! I meant a door for me; so that I can work on it all winter.
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:48 PM   #6
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If you look at the other end of the barn (hitch end of the trailer), you will see that the "wall" is two pieces. I suspect that a barn door will be put here after the joists are installed. SJ, I hope that you are a better builder than me. I always drop things (lumber, hammer, saw etc) when working on the top.
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:53 PM   #7
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you got me interested.
Will it be a tarp-shed?
Or are you gonna put a real roof on it.
I aggree it will be cheaper to do that than to pay storage for the winter.
AND, you can work on it and keep an eye on it.
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the trailer doesn't need a door; it ain't goin' anywhere this winter...
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Old 11-05-2006, 12:11 AM   #9
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the trailer doesn't need a door; it ain't goin' anywhere this winter...
Surely sometime....then what?
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:24 AM   #10
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Are you making it with a capability of assembling and desembling and using only for winter storage? I sure would love to have a nice "house" for our AS. Will you be heating it?
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:34 AM   #11
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A better way to winterize your unit is to bring it to Florida where it doesn't freeze. You could even stay in it while storing it here...
A modular garage would be really great for winter. Take it aprt in the spring, and reassemble it in the fall.
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:17 AM   #12
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Careful you don't drop a tool while working on the roof of the structure!

BTW, if you wanted to get the trailer out of the structure, how would you do that or is this a permanent mauseleum for your rig?
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:42 AM   #13
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OK, member DRUUPY came closest to guessing whats happening here.

This is a solution for people who might want to continue their rebuild during a Northern winter.

The cost to make a TEMPORARY shelter in my front yard was likely no more than renting a HEATED indoor space, if one could be found nearby.

BUT,

This is in my own yard, with no driving back and forth to a storage place and

Its right were my tools, workshop, hot soup, toilet and easy access to the Forum are.

The 2 x 4 structure (28x14x11 high) is covered in 6-mil poly to let the light in while keeping the wind and snow out.

We are using electric heaters inside the trailer and can use them in the poly shed if were working under the sheltered trailer.

We will tear the structure down in the spring when the trailer goes for its paint job.

Because this structure is basically made of 8 square modules, you could adapt it for annual up and down use.

But, it that case, something more like the canvas covered hinge-pin joints of the old Carnival world would be even easier.


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Cool - what do the neighbors say?
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