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Old 11-10-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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We're having no luck finding local covered storage for our impending arrival! So now we're contemplating building something on our property. Does any one have some good plans or ideas or a suggestion of where we could fine some? I dread giving up "open space" but with enough hedges etc. I'll do my best to camouflage what I can. Better than leaving it in an outdoor lot, and probably cheaper in the long run...
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:27 PM   #2
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I am also thinking about doing something to cover my unit. I may go with a metal framed covered with a good quality tarp. I have seen several place on the internet which will build a custom unit and send it to you. You will have to work with Google to find them as I did not save the sites. I think the tarp is good for a few years.

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Old 11-10-2006, 06:01 PM   #3
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My wife and I looked around for a variety of solutions for storing our AS. Ultimately, we found a covered storage facility near Danielle's workplace so it's not too inconvenient.

Consider storage facilities that cater to boats - that's where we finally found a home.

As for the garage/carport idea you might consider www.versatube.com - they seem to install quite a few carports in the southeast. You can go with just a simple roof or have it fully enclosed.

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Old 11-10-2006, 06:21 PM   #4
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We're having no luck finding local covered storage for our impending arrival! So now we're contemplating building something on our property. Does any one have some good plans or ideas or a suggestion of where we could fine some? I dread giving up "open space" but with enough hedges etc. I'll do my best to camouflage what I can. Better than leaving it in an outdoor lot, and probably cheaper in the long run...
Thanks for any input.
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Hi Janet; Find a post titled " controversy over frame rust" by me the "Boatdoc".
Near the end of replies you will find a post reply by me giving you three web sites with shelters for your AS. Good luck, "Boatdoc"
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the info. I found your posts, Boatdoc, and they're very enlightening. I was thinking something board and batt with a shake roof, with some nice English climbing roses and perhaps a hedge or two (my poor husband's a builder...) but the sites on your post offer some ideas that are not only cheaper, but far more temporary. Appreciate the input.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:55 PM   #6
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Currently Lucy is storeed outside. Since we use her so much, storage academic.
We are planning a commercial building for Lucy to stay in when she is not on the road, which we hope will be rarely.
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:29 PM   #7
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This catalog offers a large variety of structures:

FarmTek

Here's another covering thread also

My storage solution is pictured below (or here larger). We just initialed the final terms for the property this evening! My "Airstream barn" is going to be 40' x 55' We are not buying the whole farm but just 2 acres around the house. The most amazing part is that I will be able to heat my shop for free with the gas well.


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Old 11-10-2006, 07:35 PM   #8
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Oh that's so pretty! And it will be gorgeous in the spring when those trees leaf out. Your Argosy will fit right in! Happy trails--
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Hello Janet. I have a 18X30 shelter over my Excella.It's out in the country with no neighbors to worry about. I purchased the "kit" from try-tech.com. I was happy with the dealing with them. Basically you buy the fixtures and tarp from them, then you locate a fencing supply place to purchase the pipe. Mine uses 1 3/8' galvanized. You can also use other sizes as indicated on their web site. I've a fairly large tarp so I went with the heavier pipe, the wind sometimes get rootin so I also hav in ground tiedowns at the corners and the windward edge. So far 30 mph wind have been dooable if it gets more than that the tarp will have to be removed. About 10 minutes. Any way it works for me. PS. lowes has the pipe. Tim
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:32 PM   #10
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Thanks for the helpful info. Tim. Once again "the forums" proves to be a great resource!
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:18 AM   #11
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Are you looking for storage near Aptos? Or do you really want to have your A/S at home? The Hollister Airport or Watsonville Airport may have hangars for rent (they are really busy, however... and many have lenghty contracts to sign, etc.) I would post on Craigslist and see if anyone has a spot to rent... otherwise I would go for a temporary and inexpensive type shelter for the winter until you can decide what you really want to do. I do like the idea of the shake roof and climbing roses...

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Old 11-11-2006, 09:58 AM   #12
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I'm on it CaddyGrn! Love all these great ideas rolling in. I'll check the airports as well as the boat storage yards...Something off-site but close to home would be ideal. Will also try Craig's list and will keep you all posted. Many thanks.
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New 40ft shelter Phase 1

4 dump truck loads of fill & we are level enough for an 18 x 40 shelter.
Phase 2 photo when the building arrives.
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4 dump truck loads of fill & we are level enough for an 18 x 40 shelter.
Phase 2 photo when the building arrives.
What a good looking AS and location. I am considering something exactly that size for my Excella. How tall? Can't wait to see the photos!

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