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Old 06-25-2017, 11:03 PM   #127
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Niiiice!!! You got plenty of space under that bay!!
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:42 AM   #128
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Thanks. Primarily built it for the shop. The lean-too was a bonus for the Airstream. Plus it gives me more rain water collecting footage. Mueller supplied the metal. Great folks to work with.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:36 AM   #129
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Ampman that looks very good and would fit our needs also.

Saved your photo and going to give Mueller a good look.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:36 PM   #130
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I'll likely go with mueller come spring 2018 - my funds situation will keep me from doing it till march
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:56 PM   #131
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Check out Muellers financing. Got two years interest free available. No upcharge for it either, same as cash price. Passing on the house and the new shop (tears) to my daughter soon. I will replicate the shop/Airstream Port when we build us a smaller house on the other side of the ranch. I will go with Mueller again.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:42 PM   #132
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I'm following along as I have access to a low cost lot to store on that is isolated and out of view of anyone surrounded by forest. I have the option of putting a cover to keep the Airstream (to be purchased) out of the the weather (days upon months of contiguous rainfall, but hardly ever "cold").

One option I didn't see to use for "anchoring" would be helical piles/pier (aka screw piles) rather than concrete piers, the helical pile would resist "lifting" and are faster to install and likely a net lower cost...and could be removed (and reused?) in the future if needed. We are looking into using them to build the deck next to our house as we may not be able to get adequate traditional concrete footings in our setup.

Thought I'd toss out yet another variable for everyone to consider, helical piles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screw_piles
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Sounds painful! Helical piles! Lol
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:08 PM   #134
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They are supposed to work well. Couple of different types. Looks like you do need to drive them with a power system and I doubt you will go to the difficulty of rotating them back out for reuse. But they are a cool idea. Look also at the use of foam. Recently saw an advertisement, but not able to review the content so may be a real bad concept. Note, a truck load of concrete is all you need to build a big deck. It's available at your local discount center. Pat
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:59 PM   #135
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Note, a truck load of concrete is all you need to build a big deck. It's available at your local discount center. Pat
It is the PV array roof structure over the deck that adds complexity combined with some historical architectural/code limitations that likely prevent us from being able to attach the edge of the deck to the adjacent house as would be normal practice
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:03 PM   #137
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This thread has been around for a year, but now that spring is just around the corner maybe the topic is timely again with construction picking back up.

I would love to build a storage place for the AS, but can't do it on the lot where I live. So I rent, 25' wide, 50' deep with powered overhead door. Very reasonable rate at $200 per month ... but quite a drive to the storage facility.

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This thread has been around for a year, but now that spring is just around the corner maybe the topic is timely again with construction picking back up.

I would love to build a storage place for the AS, but can't do it on the lot where I live. So I rent, 25' wide, 50' deep with powered overhead door. Very reasonable rate at $200 per month ... but quite a drive to the storage facility.

For the life of me I have tried several times to rotate the photo. What do I need to do?
Reduce the size of the photo.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:10 PM   #139
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That looks very nice and $200 is not a terrible price. Inside storage really helps keep the coach in good condition. With that much space you should be able to share the unit with a second coach, store your drift boat, or even camp until the relatives leave. If it's not over a hour away, you have a winner. The folks who store our coach originally used a facility about an hour and a half away. They felt proper storage was that important. We are happy they found a facility about 20 minutes from us. Pat
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Very nice indeed. In the Seattle area we paid $275 / month for covered storage (not enclosed) with 20-amp power, and we were very glad to get it. So, $200 for this is a great deal from our perspective.
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