Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-23-2014, 05:48 PM   #15
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Our former place in SOCAL was barely large enough to accommodate our slide-in next to the garage. The current AS would've had to live in the town RV storage area, adjacent the local RV store. I guess I could've gotten away with occasional storage across the street without complaint (worked on most of the neighbors cars, etc).

New place here is a miracle; we're surrounded by HOA's but our place is like a 1.3 acre "land of the lost" where I am not restricted. Therefore, the shop, storage building, and concrete pad for the silver girl with hotel services were built/poured to order. Worth every penny.
__________________

__________________
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2014, 05:56 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
Minno's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
Lexington , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,323
We wanted to add a covered carport over our trailer because of concern about heavy snow last winter, and possibility of hail. Unfortunately, in our city, another structure cannot be forward of our house/garage unless attached. Well, that's not going to happen, and we don't want to move the trailer back on the property. SO, she stays out in the sun and rain and snow. In 20 years of owning RVs, we've only had one instance of concern about snow load (last winter), and hail (7 or 8 years ago when we had hail damage to an SOB). We decided that's why we have insurance to pay for damage. Since we're still actively working on Her too, we want her near, and wouldn't store Her away from us right now anyway.
I don't think there's a right or wrong answer to the question. It's all in what works for you and your comfort level.

Kay
__________________

__________________
Minno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2014, 06:01 PM   #17
BAB
Rivet Master
 
BAB's Avatar

 
2015 30' Classic
2012 28' International
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,574
I had a shed built for my trailer that is architecturally in concert with other buildings on my property. It's 32' long and 11' wide (the width was the extent of land available and it IS a challenge to back 8.5' of trailer into a space that's 11 feet wide! Having my trailer in my backyard, and with electric, sewer and water service gives me a really convenient and fun place to work AND easily get ready for trip taking.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0133.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	355.8 KB
ID:	222671  
__________________
_________________
"SilverLeaf II" 2015 30' Classic
2014 RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4 CC w/6.7L Cummins
ProPride 3P
AIR# 58452
WBCCI # 3430-Unit 21
BAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2014, 03:21 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Western , ** Big Sky Country ** Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Msmoto View Post
I am not certain this is what you want, but, when I built a house three years ago, I built a garage, 16' x 58', which has sewer clean out, 50 Amp service, drains in the floor, and a 12' x 14' door at the end. It is heated and allows the Airstream to be stored with windows open, etc., While this is a bit pricey, the convenience and ease of doing things in the unit without regards to the weather is very nice.

Wow...double wow!
__________________
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2014, 03:51 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
ours is parked in the back yard...had built last year before our purchase a concrete pad with a few small retaining walls...no HOA in my neighborhood...cannot imagine packing for trips and unpacking upon return without our setup. Part of our justification of buying the pricey AS, was that it was extra sleeping for when we have house-guests...which is about twice a year perhaps...no 50amp hookup...quote was pricey - the parking spot is a good 100 feet from the fuse box....

Kids love just going out in it too and watching a movie sometimes. And if my DW gets mad at me....its a pretty darn nice "dog house" to get to - luckily I am perfect pretty much and stay out of that metaphorical dog house.
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2014, 05:36 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,046
Images: 11
Considering Storing Our Airstream at Home

Bold,,,,

For the benefit of your neighbor,,,, find out what ISNT DISALLOWED by code, and take up an obnoxious hobby..... "Art" is one of those things that code has trouble with,, I recommend a large mural, perhaps with a space alien theme....
__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2014, 06:18 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Quote:
Originally Posted by J. Morgan View Post
Bold,,,,

For the benefit of your neighbor,,,, find out what ISNT DISALLOWED by code, and take up an obnoxious hobby..... "Art" is one of those things that code has trouble with,, I recommend a large mural, perhaps with a space alien theme....

Hahahahahaha


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2014, 06:50 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
Dingo Girl's Avatar

 
1967 17' Caravel
Cadillac , Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 777
Images: 3
I recently had this built to house my 67 Caravel. The slab will be poured this week.
My reason for building it was not only to have it stored at home but also to protect it from the elements. I've put way too much time and money into the Caravel to let it sit out under the ever changing Michigan sky.
I will have the Airstream-port closed in this coming spring.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20140907_162848-1.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	168.7 KB
ID:	222776  
__________________
Dingo Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 03:13 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
KJRitchie's Avatar

 
2008 25' Classic
Wichita Falls , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,218
Thanks for everyone's comments. I think the best thing for us is to keep storing our AS to keep it out of the fun for the majority of the day. If I need to work on it or wash it can drag it home for a weekend or longer and take care of things. I've got quite a bit of space to the garage side of the house which if money was no object could build a nice storage area but it would take the removal of some nice landscaping. The area is sheltered by trees where a couple of them are on the neighbors property. During the fall the leaves from the trees would bury the AS and you never know if a limb could come down in a storm. I don't think building a shed by the side of the garage would be permitted nor would it look good plus it would be very expensive and might affect home resale value.

Kelvin
__________________
KJRitchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 03:30 PM   #24
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 11,906
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
It's good you have the option to store it undercover in a safe place. I agree there's no point in ruining your landscaping and still ending up with a place for it that isn't as nice as where you have it now.
__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 03:33 PM   #25
Rivet Master
 
Sneakinup's Avatar
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Tampa Bay , ^
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 708
Images: 117
My neighborhood is FAR from deed restricted. We actually encourage water heaters and old appliances to be placed in the front yard for decoration... kidding of course. Instead I just placed an old aluminum trailer out for all my neighbors to be envious of.

I own two side by side properties, and this summer put in a concrete pad 27' x 21' to accommodate my Airstream and truck and as a means of getting it off the Florida dirt so I can start working on it again. The picture below is a shot from my home office window. I also have two IP cameras set up to keep an eye on it. They send me email pictures if the motion sensor is tripped, and also record to my home PC. It won't stop someone from stealing it, but I will at least have something to show the Police.

Before I bought these properties, I had to leave it at a storage yard for about a year... a long distance from home. That was not a good feeling.

There is nothing like having your trailer at home, although I know it isn't feasible for everyone. Mine is exposed to the elements... and large trees, but is fairly safe. I like seeing it every day.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	airstream_s.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	422.1 KB
ID:	222910  
__________________
My 77 Sovereign Renovation
Out in the woods, or in the city, It's all the same to me.
When I'm drivin' free, the world's my home....When I'm mobile.



Sneakinup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 04:44 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
Hittenstiehl's Avatar

 
1965 24' Tradewind
1962 28' Ambassador
1961 19' Globetrotter
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3,041
Images: 9
One thing I've noted in these replies and other threads is that no one is wishing it WASN'T at home. No one has said they wish they could NOT see it from their windows. We'll have to see what the future brings for our storage needs.
__________________

Hittenstiehl
Hittenstiehl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 05:49 PM   #27
Rivet Master
 
Wingeezer's Avatar
 
2005 30' Classic
Burlington , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,709
Much as I would like to do it, storing our present trailer at home is unfortunately not an option for me as our driveway is not long enough to do so without blocking the sidewalk - which of course we are not permitted to do.

The main reason I would like to store an RV at home would be that I could look after it much better than I do now. It is stored at a very nice and secure storage area with 24/7 gated access but is about a 40 minute drive from home. I could do minor work on it where it is - especially since I have a generator for power tools, but it is sort of out of sight out of mind.

As well, I have to pay about $1000 a year to store it.

But even if it would fit in our drive, according to local city bylaws, I could not store it there in any event.

I did speak with the bylaw officer and he did admit to me that although the bylaw exists, they only enforce it if they get complaints.

I think my neighbours are a pretty decent bunch, and we all get along just fine, but all it would take would be one person to complain and I would have a problem! I suppose looked at from their perspective they may well have reasonable grounds for complain as well!

I have given some thought of downsizing from our Classic 30 to something like a Roadtrek B class.

This would be for several reasons. The main reason being that we are not getting younger and it would be easier to manage - and in an emergency my wife could drive it, she won't pull the trailer!

So far I have not had much luck talking my wife into it though so it probably won't happen!

But I did ask the bylaw officer if a Class B would be considered an RV from the bylaw perspective if a neighbour were to complain.

He said if there is any doubt in the matter, they check to see how the vehicle is registered. If registered as a van there would be no issue.

I contacted Roadtrek (They make them just 50 miles from were we live) and was told that their units are in fact registered as vans not RVs or motorhomes, so I suppose I would be ok parking that in the drive if we ever do go that route!



Brian.
__________________
Brian & Connie Mitchell

2005 Classic 30'
Hensley Arrow / Centramatics
2008 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD,4x4,Crew Cab, Diesel, Leer cap.
Wingeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 06:16 PM   #28
Full Time Adventurer
 
BoldAdventure's Avatar
 
2007 27' International CCD FB
Nomadic , USA
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hittenstiehl View Post
One thing I've noted in these replies and other threads is that no one is wishing it WASN'T at home. No one has said they wish they could NOT see it from their windows. We'll have to see what the future brings for our storage needs.
I wished it was home, didn't leak and the city code allowed it and that "ONE GUY" wasn't such a tattle tail.

It would be a great motivator seeing that thing every day as we work towards our goal to get on the road. I wish I could go sit out there every night. For now I see her on the weekends.

I told my wife, the AS is officially my mistress, lol.
__________________

__________________
Family of 4 living, working & exploring the USA in our Airstream.
OUR BLOG | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
BoldAdventure 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our '56 Safari (aka Our Retirement Home) SafariSteve 1956 Safari 41 09-04-2013 06:55 PM
Our Home Away From Home Bobz Hog 1968 Overlander 34 09-06-2009 12:24 AM
Considering a motor home shelbak216 Member Introductions 0 10-22-2006 03:48 PM
Storing Airstream on Jackstands??? Alumaholic Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 4 04-09-2006 11:24 PM
Storing Airstream-Eliminating Pests Airstream12557 Off Topic Forum 5 08-18-2004 11:01 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:41 AM.


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.