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Old 11-18-2007, 03:08 PM   #29
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If you want to build your own...

For anyone that wants to build their own garage or barn (or even have a local contractor build it) there are a number of places on the Internet where you can buy nice plans for all sorts of garages and barns. Here are some sites that I have run across:

Garage Plans From HSH

All Garage Plan List - house, home, floor plans, houseplans, design

Garden Sheds, Gazebos, Storage Sheds, Pool Houses, Cabins, Garages, Home Studios and More

Barns, Barns, Barns, Barn Plans, Blueprints

See what you think...

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Old 11-18-2007, 09:53 PM   #30
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ps - my neighbor directly across the street just brought home his brand new 37' 5th wheel sob yesterday afternoon and spent about 2 hours getting it backed into his driveway - now there's an "eye-sore"... :-)

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Re your neighbor...poor guy. I can empmathize with the poor schmuck...the first time we brought the Bambi home I entertained the neighborhood for a good 45 minutes getting it into our driveway...thank gawd it was mid-afternoon and the lots of neighbors were at work...so I wasn't totally humilitated. But was totally frustrated. One woman down the block was literally out in the middle of the street taking it all in. You get the picture. That was 8 months ago. I am happy to say that now I can back the Bambi into its port in a matter of minutes. At least it wasn't a big ol' 5th wheel thing. I know they were watching because one neighbor recently came out and congratualted me on my newly acquired backing-up skills!

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Old 11-19-2007, 04:50 AM   #31
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Once my neighbor got it all backed in and set up we got the full tour etc. I don't think he could get a garage or shed big enough for that thing. With the 3 power-slide outs etc, plus the 37 feet it is like being inside a "horizontal townhouse".

Our entire little Bambi would fit inside 1/2 of his dining room... :-)

But when we got back to our side of the street my wife and I both agreed the Bambi is much, much cuter...

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Old 02-15-2008, 02:46 PM   #32
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Started construction on a 32' x 14' shed with 11' clearance. Phase one in progress below. I already have a dedicated 30 amp RV plug on the adjacent shop wall. Sewer hookup is next. Will (soon for phase two) add siding later.
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:13 PM   #33
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Weather has been ok. Wahooo! Making some progress. Hope to get sheathing, felt and shingles on first of next week...if the weather holds.
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:36 AM   #34
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Wow, nice progress! It looks like your TT will be well pampered, though it may be a tight fit like stuffing sausage
But I guess it's not intended to have doors.

I am intrigued by the design. Is it yours or your local contactor's? Or did you buy a plan?

Good luck with the rest of the construction,

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Old 02-16-2008, 08:48 AM   #35
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Looks good Scott.

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Old 02-16-2008, 11:18 AM   #36
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Great little ideas to protect your investment. Here is a supplier that I have used for years for just this type of thing. You can have them design the structure for you and I have seen them hold up to hail, wind (over 120mph) and anything else you can throw at it. You can do just a cover or a fully enclosed structure. If your not in there delivery area, I am sure they can get you to someone close to you. Great choice of color and extras. You can get up to a 30 year warranty and it can give you a break on your insurance too!

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Old 02-16-2008, 07:26 PM   #37
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Thnx Herb, Steve. It is my contractor's design ( a good friend). It'll have a 4/12 pitch roof (to match the workshop). I may add a few braces on the outsides until I get around to putting some type of siding on. Pretty solid, though. 6x6 posts, top band is doubled 2x8's with 2x4 cap. The 'pig trough' down the middle really helps stabilize the unit. It'll be nice to get the 'stream out of the worse weather. more to follow.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:36 PM   #38
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Shelter II

Argosy's new home is under way.
16 x 30 with scissor trusses & metal roof.
We decided to build this one from scratch and make it a DIY.

Despite 95 deg. heat all weekend this was a good start with all the support posts installed.

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Old 07-22-2008, 07:11 AM   #39
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Argosy's new home is under way.
16 x 30 with scissor trusses & metal roof.
We decided to build this one from scratch and make it a DIY.

Despite 95 deg. heat all weekend this was a good start with all the support posts installed.

Updates as weekends progress.
16x30? Seems like you could fit 2 Argosys in there.

It's a real benefit to live where building codes aren't as restrictive.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:33 AM   #40
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Related to outdoor shed. This is not an option for me. Poor Bambi has already faded in the Canadian climate. After I repolish/finish polishing, what's the best protective sealant to use? In the meantime, should I wax it or something?
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:28 AM   #41
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This is Miss Kittys HOME

We were more fortunate maybe than most cause we bought the property this way.This was must and before we had ever thought of an Airstream. This pole barn is 30 x 40 ft.
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After I repolish/finish polishing, what's the best protective sealant to use? In the meantime, should I wax it or something?
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f441...nks-16475.html

This is a thread you might want to explore. There are several others that deal with what kind of wax or treatment to use. Try the search feature.
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