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Old 01-21-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

I've searched and cruised all the Air Forum threads, as well as other websites/forums, I could find showing and speaking about garages/barns in which to store an Airstream. Many of the threads were from a while back.

I am prepping for a meeting with our builder regarding a structure to cover our Airstream and tow vehicle.

I am able to build custom on our country property and want to have a structure that goes nicely with our house so will not be going a pre-fab route.

Want to post your photo for us all?! Want to give me advice?

Thanks, Everyone!
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:03 PM   #2
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:26 PM   #3
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I built conv. garage type building w/ 2/6 walls gable roof concrete footings and floors fiber glass ins. in walls cellulose in ceiling that you can do as home depot loans blower if pur. ins. from them. blow at least 12 to 14 in. in ceiling. I used trusses for roof w/same shingles as house same w/ siding. Have furnace hung from ceiling, dry walled inside does not have to be finished. Build 14 ft or 16 walls w/12 or 14 high doors plus 11ft or 12 wide as I did mine 10 wide little tight backing AS in for winter. Small furn. keeps what ever temp. set at, do not have to winterize AS. Build large enough to keep other equip. in as never to large. Pole buildings are okay but I like mine better and blends in w/house, plus easier to insulate and dry wall. I built it my self fraction of cost of pole building
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:16 PM   #5
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Thanks Melody Ranch and Hittenstiehl. I've seen those posts and they were great!
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I built conv. garage type building w/ 2/6 walls gable roof concrete footings and floors fiber glass ins. in walls cellulose in ceiling that you can do as home depot loans blower if pur. ins. from them. blow at least 12 to 14 in. in ceiling. I used trusses for roof w/same shingles as house same w/ siding. Have furnace hung from ceiling, dry walled inside does not have to be finished. Build 14 ft or 16 walls w/12 or 14 high doors plus 11ft or 12 wide as I did mine 10 wide little tight backing AS in for winter. Small furn. keeps what ever temp. set at, do not have to winterize AS. Build large enough to keep other equip. in as never to large. Pole buildings are okay but I like mine better and blends in w/house, plus easier to insulate and dry wall. I built it my self fraction of cost of pole building
Awesome description! Thank you for all of the tips. Do you have any photos to share, by chance?
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As long as you are building ,I would suggest you look into radiant heat. I use it in my wood shop. It hangs over head and runs the length of the building. Draws air for combustion from outside, which reduces the risk of explosion if you use chemicals or sawdust in my case. Because it heats up everything in the space, like the floor, equipment etc. it recovers faster then forced air when you have to open doors.
If I was building my dream building, I would have a drive through building, with doors at each end. Have fun with your project!
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As long as you are building ,I would suggest you look into radiant heat. I use it in my wood shop. It hangs over head and runs the length of the building. Draws air for combustion from outside, which reduces the risk of explosion if you use chemicals or sawdust in my case. Because it heats up everything in the space, like the floor, equipment etc. it recovers faster then forced air when you have to open doors.
If I was building my dream building, I would have a drive through building, with doors at each end. Have fun with your project!
Thanks so much for your advice! I like the radiant heat idea.

Pull-through for the Airstream won't work due to driveway configuration but am considering a pull-through so I can put our kayak trailer out back and out of sight.
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Also if you can, put floor drains with dry well if no sewer hookup.
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Also if you can, put floor drains with dry well if no sewer hookup.
Hi Featherbedder,
I'm planning on a floor drain so I can wash the airstream and vehicles inside the garage/barn. What do you mean when you write "dry well", as I am not familiar with that term?
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Cameron, this is exactly what I've been searching for! Wow, thank you so much!

I've looked and looked under so many different search engine word combinations, etc. and haven't found anything close to this site in terms of completed RV garages and barns. Even when I cobbled together images from multiple sites they don't come close to this site.

My brainstorming meeting with the architect and builder is Monday morning so this is fabulous timing.

Thank you!

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A one-bay long building or two-bay shorter building

Hi Everyone,

What would be some of the pros and cons to a one-bay long building vs. a two-bay shorter building? In other words, for example, we could build a 65' deep x 20' wide building or a 40' deep x 30' wide building.

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Hi Featherbedder,
I'm planning on a floor drain so I can wash the airstream and vehicles inside the garage/barn. What do you mean when you write "dry well", as I am not familiar with that term?
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A dry well is a pit dug what ever size you want, then fill to 1 ft. from ground fill with 3 inc gravel or broken concrete, rocks etc. just not large pcs. then cover w/soil. You can plant seed or flowers or any thing but bushes & trees on top. Run 3 inch or 4 inch pipe to pit w/enough pitch to drain properly. I Think I made mine 4ft. sq. by 4ft. deep, I do not use in winter so don't worry about freezing. You can make any dim. you want as long as ground will absorb just like septic fields do, but dry well doesn't take up lots of room.
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