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Old 11-01-2018, 08:00 PM   #15
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We did 12 foot sidewalls and scissor trusses across a 24 foot span, which yields 15 feet at the peak in the building center...really nice for getting on top of or inspecting the roof of your Airstream.

In our 40 foot building, I installed three HiBay lights, right down the length of the building at the peak. In retrospect, it would have been a lot smarter to install four, putting two on each side of the ceiling, about halfway between the peak and the top of the side wall. Right now I get too much shadowing when doing work on either side of the Airstream.

Hydronic heat is a blessing in cold climates. A bit spendy, but worth the extra money.

Have fun with your project. Let us know what you decide.
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:23 PM   #16
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Wow, great responses. A few things:

@otra15: about 95% of my Airforums reading is on an iPad or iPhone. As far as I can tell, the search box in the Airforums app tokenizes each keyword in a search string. So a search for “pole barn” seems to return the combined results for “pole” and “barn”. This is fine for search strings that have a relatively unique term, but not for strings containing multiple generic keywords. I have in the past gone to google and used various search syntax, limiting the search to “site:airforums.com” though I will admit I don’t always do that from my phone. Anyway, I thought I’d let you know. In any case, there are some pretty great (and different) responses in this thread as well as in the one you linked to so thanks for tying them all together (a special talent of yours, I’ve noticed... )

As for the other responses, Morton was at the top of my list and I will contact them tomorrow to see what their process is like. @gypsydad—that Sand Creek outfit you posted a link to does some real nice work. I’m pretty keen on a metal structure to cut down on maintenance costs, but I will also reach out to them to see if they have low-maintenance options.

As for local outfits, I’m still looking. There are plenty of places that will put up your run-of-the-mill ag building. We’re looking for something a little nicer that can accommodate a variety of vehicles, a good sized workshop and perhaps other things (but living quarters will not be necessary). May end up being more than one building, but some of the examples on Morton’s site and those posted on this site seem just about right.

We will probably go with a heated concrete floor for any parts of the building(s) where people will be spending any time. Mixed on whether or not that will include the garage for the Airstream, though if it ends up being a separate enclosed space, that might make sense.

Thanks as always, everyone, for the great input.
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:24 PM   #17
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To my mind the first question is what is your budget. You have asked a wide open question without regard to funds available. If you have a million I will give you a million dollar place to house the trailer. If you have 15 thousand they you will get answers more directed to your possible situation.
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:15 AM   #18
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Anyway, I thought I’d let you know.
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Thanks for the details and hat-tip, I always forget how different the App is. On the iPad at least, fortunately you can toggle on the traditional desktop version of this site, and avoid the limitations of the App, as we do on our iPad Mini.

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Old 11-02-2018, 06:41 AM   #19
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I'm in the process of building one myself, and since I live in the coastal NC area, I am considering a gravel rather than a concrete slab as a base for my pole barn. Can someone give me pluses or minuses to these options?
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:02 AM   #20
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If you foresee ever wanting to jack up the trailer, tujeese, in order to change tires/wheels/bearings etc., it would be good to have at least some portion of the floor be a concrete slab IMO. A slab is also much easier to walk on, keep clean, and maintain.

Lots of variables about potential uses -- what are your plans?

The illusion of saving money on a new cheaper tool often leads to bad decisions IMO. In the overall scheme of things, add up your total investment -- in the trailer, tow vehicle, pole barn, etc. -- and then compare the up-charge for a slab over gravel. As a percentage of the total, what is the additional cost? Maybe 1% or so?

Quality tools pay for themselves many times over IMO.

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Old 11-03-2018, 08:25 AM   #21
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Pole Barn

If in the budget go with a cement floor.
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:55 AM   #22
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When I built my pole building, I installed a gravel floor. Money was the issue. The plus side is that the gravel is needed under concrete, and concrete can be added at any time.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:11 PM   #23
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We went with road mix / gravel floor for the first year - until our budget / savings totaled enough for a proper concrete / rebar / finish could be justified. This had the added bonus of allowing moisture to leave the base and a year of compaction by traffic as well as the plate compactor before the pour. We think that the end product was worth the wait.

Pictured below; what do you think?

The finished floor was ~ 22% of the total cost. Hint... Be sure to lay down some cross building electrical conduit before the pour - for the projects that you have not yet begun ... ... LOL.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:26 AM   #25
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Is that an epoxy coating?
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:35 AM   #26
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Awesome floor! Thanks for sharing. My main concern was the addition of more "fill" in our area of the country. I was assuming that pouring a slab would in some small part be adding to the flooding problems that are already occurring inland from my location.
It is true that the cost of pouring a slab is not much more than having gravel delivered and spread since there are not that many quarries located this close to the ocean.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:47 AM   #27
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Fantastic.
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:50 AM   #28
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We went with road mix / gravel floor for the first year - until our budget / savings totaled enough for a proper concrete / rebar / finish could be justified. This had the added bonus of allowing moisture to leave the base and a year of compaction by traffic as well as the plate compactor before the pour. We think that the end product was worth the wait.

Pictured below; what do you think?

The finished floor was ~ 22% of the total cost. Hint... Be sure to lay down some cross building electrical conduit before the pour - for the projects that you have not yet begun ... ... LOL.
Very nice..pole barn? My neighbor just did a big one in Lincoln same way...your floor looks great. Are you going to insulate?
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