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Old 05-08-2014, 09:06 PM   #11
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You're right about it being a selling feature around here. I'm just north and west of you a bit.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:24 AM   #12
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If I back in centered I believe I can level and put out the slides. I will try that in a couple of weeks.

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Thought I would offer an observation from my experience; may not work for you.

You saw that the storage unit I have is tight too. I backed in for the first year and it was always a problem. I hung a light in the back of the storage unit on the drivers side to help me keep track of the wall and still, rubbed the rear left side against the wood wall slightly one day. You know what that overhang tail swing is like. Monstrous.

Then I bumped into another coach owner (there are about 5 of use who store our rigs at that location). He suggested I pull in and back out, much easier he said. I was doubtful but tried it. He was right. It is much easier to pull straight in and then just back straight out. I've been doing it that way ever since, as you can see in the picture.

Just a thought.

I was impressed by the models you pointed out. The sale pricing was really outstanding but I thought you were going to full time in the coach?

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Yeah, the plans were to full time with no brick and mortar ties, but reality hits. We have a lot of antique furniture (100 plus old) and a lot of solid oak Amish furniture we have accumulated...not to mention electronics. We were going to put it all in storage, atmosphere/temperature controlled, etc. Then we thought of the expense every month for that. We do want to leave it all to our daughter. So.......build the house, put it all in there and operate several months on the road, return for a bit and do it again. The property and house would be al paid for and the taxes would cost a heck of a lot less than monthly storage. Plans change.
The RV Garage might be big enough to put out slides, I know the new 15ft wide one definitely would be. I'll try the driving straight in thing....makes sense.

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Old 05-16-2014, 08:36 PM   #14
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I recommend a steel pole building with sky lights. I built one with concrete floor and one power outlet for battery tenders. It's large enough to house 32 ft MH, 25 ft toyhauler, tow vehicle and one car and cost just $20K. It has 4 steel garage doors so everything is easy to get out and in. Much more secure, dry, and weather tight than a tent structure. Every thing stays clean and dry between trips which alone is worth the cost to me. If you just want to house 1 MH you should be able to get one built for about $10K.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:28 PM   #15
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I agree. Your solution is more permanent. What did the slab, electrical work, assembly and permits run? Also how much did your property tax go up? Maryland is the 5th highest tax and fee state in the 50 states. The steel framed tent is considered temporary structure...no permits needed or property taxes. If I was going to be here much longer I would have gone with your solution. The tent does keep it out of the elements and dry. Ran an extension cord. (Multi head) and put some clamp lights on the poles for lights with LED bulbs. By the way, Camping World now sells these structures.

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I agree. Your solution is more permanent. What did the slab, electrical work, assembly and permits run? Also how much did your property tax go up? Maryland is the 5th highest tax and fee state in the 50 states. The steel framed tent is considered temporary structure...no permits needed or property taxes. If I was going to be here much longer I would have gone with your solution. The tent does keep it out of the elements and dry. Ran an extension cord. (Multi head) and put some clamp lights on the poles for lights with LED bulbs. By the way, Camping World now sells these structures.

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20K was all in costs. Building turn key was about 16K, concrete work about 3K, and 300 for permits. Taxes are 300 a year. This was the first addition or garage that I didn't do all myself. Getting too old to do this heavy work and the labor costs on pole buildings are so cheap it's not worth it to me.

I've used tents as well and they work well especially for temporary situations. However I would still need a permit and approval in my area to keep it up more than 60 days.
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Just an update. We have had several strong and nasty thunderstorms and very high wind gusts (up to 60 MPH), did not seem to phase the shelter one bit. MH dry and clean, which would not have happened in the open. Also no tree sap or pollen to wash off. I'm happy, now all I have to do is de-winterize and become a happy camper.
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