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Old 07-06-2013, 01:18 PM   #141
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There are some advantages to living in the county. I have thought about moving closer to town but then they regulate and tax you to death.

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Old 07-06-2013, 03:21 PM   #142
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whew...just got off the phone with the steel folks (from the link I provided earlier)...they priced me up a 16 w x 40 l x 13 h structure....8 inch steel posts every 8 feet...topped off by what he said was about 22 gauge steel sheets as the roof...

Price tag quoted $6,138....

Im not surprised I guess...but that was a bit more high ball than I had hoped

I would need to wait till next year to cover my AS with that product...unless I guess I financed it, in which case I could get into it by november, pay a small payment, then pay off the balance in march (when I will have the cash flow to pay it off).

I think I am going to talk to my contractor about fabricating me something in the same ballpark....perhaps with wood and a roof similar to what others on this site have constructed....
That's about right Pharm. I paid $6700 in Oct 2011 for a 20' X 40' unit, 13' high. Keep in mind that height can be adjusted due to the concrete pillars required to secure the posts. I have not yet installed mine due to problems with getting a permit from the county, however, if you decide to use one of Steelmaster's recommended installers, be prepared to spend big $$$. I received a quote from one of the installers of $4700 to pour the concrete pillars and install the carport. For $11K. That buys a lot of material and should cover the cost of someone building you a custom shelter. Hmmm. Maybe I should sell you mine since I can't get the county moving.... Oh, that's a good point; whatever you do, get your permits first before expending funds on materials, etc.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:56 PM   #143
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Interesting thread. We just bought a new place and a big wish was somewhere that we could at least pull the largest of our Airstreams off the road to pack and perform minor maintenance. Totally lucked out and found a house with a 10' gate onto a yard big enough for the 33' Sovereign! I have something in mind like this image except bigger so I'll follow along for some tips :-)
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:57 PM   #144
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Well I'll be...that's upside down...
Hey! It ain't upside down no more!
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:00 PM   #145
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This 4 1/2 car carport at work would make a great Airstream shelter.
It ain't upside down, but left is right and right is left. How is that even possible?
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It ain't upside down, but left is right and right is left. How is that even possible?
Looks fine to me!
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:39 PM   #147
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Interesting thread. We just bought a new place and a big wish was somewhere that we could at least pull the largest of our Airstreams off the road to pack and perform minor maintenance. Totally lucked out and found a house with a 10' gate onto a yard big enough for the 33' Sovereign! I have something in mind like this image except bigger so I'll follow along for some tips :-)
Love that!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:36 PM   #148
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What does that mean ?
It means he wanted it built on HIS property. I passed with first inspection and zero write ups

Just dumb luck I got a blind inspector.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #149
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ok, so tree folks removed two trees that now creates a wonderful area to work with...the first three photos in this gallery were taken from today...first photo is from curb, then one a bit closer moving back toward back yard, then third seeing over the fence into the area in question.

backyard: Photo Images by Ellery Curtis Photography - photo.net

I took the first couple to show that bit of a bump in the front yard that, in part, I will have to tilt the trailer a bit when moving it back there...the grade is not impressive, but I am paranoid about getting the trailer a bit off camber, but it really is nothing big at all...just will have to loosen the WD bars on the propride...sean said Ill be fine as such.

Concrete pad will be done in the coming 1-2 weeks (brother has not given me exact dates at this point.

Contractor is going to give me a quote on the roof carport...depending on how much it is going to cost, that may wait till march 2014 if it just will not fit the budget...
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the area to the far right of front hard is more flat...I need to trim back some of the foliage and I think if I keep to the far right, I can keep the trailer nearly flat for most of the approach....
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:43 PM   #151
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Brother came over today with laser level and we have about a 3 foot drop from corner to corner of the projected area.

The ground is quite soft and we are going to have his laborers grade it this week or two coming up - basic block retaining wall on left side then pour concrete.

Backed over the grass after rain today with truck and no I'll effects - solid roots and soil.

Things are looking good...

I'll update with photos as we progress
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:27 PM   #152
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Brother came over today with laser level and we have about a 3 foot drop from corner to corner of the projected area.

The ground is quite soft and we are going to have his laborers grade it this week or two coming up - basic block retaining wall on left side then pour concrete.

Backed over the grass after rain today with truck and no I'll effects - solid roots and soil.

Things are looking good...

I'll update with photos as we progress
All your prior prep is going to save you so many headaches in the future. Good job.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:05 PM   #153
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Have been watching this thread to see what you will finally decide on. Glad you are doing alot of pondering so you will figure just what will work for you. It peaked my interest because we also are on a property that goes uphill with lots of surrounding trees. When we bought property many years ago there was a concrete pad with a small gazebo like structure on it. A previous owner also spread a lite gravel drive up thru the grass from the drive way. We brought our 25' Safari about a year and a half ago. We tore down the gazebo which left a nice level concrete pad and we planned our structure around that. We downloaded several pictures that we "kinda" liked and took to several builders for estimates and their input. The attached pictures show what we ended up with - our "Tater Hut". The picture of the woods area is to the right of the gravel drive where mdh pulls in to and then "effortlessly" backs in following the bright yellow line so he can dock with out me telling him where to go on the walkie talkie. Also created a great space for the TV. Our goal was to make it as "natural" and pleasing to the eye as we could considering it is a huge structure in our back yard. We do have electricity and water available. Enjoy your planning and anticipation of your new airstream, it is all part of your great journey.
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