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Old 05-10-2017, 01:54 PM   #29
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Tight fit

I keep mine in the garage...
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:00 PM   #30
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Do you think the cost of a shelter will increase the resale value by that much or is this a feel good kind of expenditure? I get too analytical about these kinds of things....My wife thinks we should spend money to remodel our house, over and over, because it makes her feel good. I try to look at the investment return, hopeless though that is.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:01 PM   #31
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Excellent! That is what I wanted to hear.

It seems when you google there are several companies that build the metal ones...pull the permit for you and all....prices seem pretty reasonable...many color choices and some options as far as materials.

I have reached out to one pole barn company online for a quote...I also got a reference for a local builder my brother works with to get me a quote. I may get one of those metal building folks to give me a quote as well.

From the roadside, most of all of this is not visible...I live in the corner of a culdesac and the building would be pretty low key, only our neighbors would know of it, and they wont care.

The thing I am less crazy about is the aesthetic of the thing next to my patio, so I will keep mulling about that...but if the right color is used, I could live with it...

What I can live with better is keeping my trailer protected over the years
In my metal building search I found that most of the internet ads you see - the ones that allow you build and price online - are actually brokers. They want 10% up front. I believe that is their commission, then they turn the job over to a metal building fabricator in your region. Some, VersaTube for instance, would not sell me a structure with the half walls that I required. Not that they couldn't; they just wouldn't (it seemed very weird at the time).
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:16 PM   #32
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I've attached photos of my AS barn project of last Spring:
Very beautiful! Did you build yourself or did you hire someone?
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:20 PM   #33
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We live on an acre with over 100 tall (many over 100 ft) trees, and we occasionally get winds in the 50-60 mph category. After any wind storm, the property is littered with tree branches. The cost of repairing the AS after one heavy tree branch landed on its roof would likely exceed the $$$ (less than $10K) I put into building my AS barn.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:42 PM   #34
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I already had the barn, the Airstream just happened to fit.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:52 PM   #35
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Look into your local aluminum supplier also. At my last house we had an enclosure similar to this one built for under $5k. I am in coastal SW Florida and this is capable of 130mph wind speeds. This carport was already up when we moved into this house. I would suggest at least 12' wide. It was nice to be able to open the awnings for cleanings without pulling the trailer out. On my previous port we installed UV screen on the W end. this one I'm in the process of installing roll up screens as it's facing north to south.

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Old 05-10-2017, 03:13 PM   #36
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We live on an acre with over 100 tall (many over 100 ft) trees, and we occasionally get winds in the 50-60 mph category. After any wind storm, the property is littered with tree branches. The cost of repairing the AS after one heavy tree branch landed on its roof would likely exceed the $$$ (less than $10K) I put into building my AS barn.
Did you do most of the work yourself? We are up north a bit in WA and my husband is looking to build something similar this fall. He's looking to have the poles set by someone, and doing the rest of the work himself.
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:24 PM   #37
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I'm going to build something like this. Maybe slightly heavier timbers,with roll down screens between the posts
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:46 PM   #38
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He left the floor dirt, which I think is a mistake. You get sand on your shoes, plus the tires are sitting in the dirt.
This was a problem even at a covered storage we first tried. Technically the floor was concrete but the whole back side of the building was up against kind of a muddy slope. When it rained heavily there would be an unavoidable mud pit by the wheels and door of our trailer. The site technically had power but you had to drag the cords through this mini-swamp. On and on. So aggravating that the only covered storage in the area was so shoddy as to be unusable. We moved.
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I just moved into mine last week. This one cost me about 12K.
Whoa! Roxy59 that is one fine looking set up. WANT.
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:53 PM   #40
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A shelter is a good investment at any price point- $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 or more- to keep the UV rays from deteriorating the sealant.
The trailer will develop less leaks, and when a leak does develop, it will not rain straight into the trailer.
Rubber roof membrane SOB trailers, fifth wheels and motor-homes should be covered to preserve the sealant, roof, clear-coat, graphics, skylights...
If you're gonna have a camper, you really need a camper shed.
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I had my shed built for my 2012 28' Intl CCD. I built it 32' long....and now it houses my 30' Classic. Due to lot size, I could only manage 12' width (post to post). Needless to say, I am VERY good at backing into tight spaces. The shed has saved kinds of dreck from falling on the trailer, as well as pollen, huge rain storms....and several bouts of hail. (Which I know you would rather not worry about again.) I sheathed it in cedar halfway down so I would match other outbuildings.
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:10 PM   #42
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I had my shed built for my 2012 28' Intl CCD. I built it 32' long....and now it houses my 30' Classic. Due to lot size, I could only manage 12' width (post to post). Needless to say, I am VERY good at backing into tight spaces. The shed has saved kinds of dreck from falling on the trailer, as well as pollen, huge rain storms....and several bouts of hail. (Which I know you would rather not worry about again.) I sheathed it in cedar halfway down so I would match other outbuildings.

Looks high quality! I cringe to ask price?

I like that though - even without walls your coverage is very good - I may consider pole barn plus those partial walls
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