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Old 09-03-2014, 07:37 AM   #11
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Thanks for the suggestion, folks. My property is a pie shaped lot on the end of a court. 26' frontage going to 75'+ across the back. I have a maple tree on one side of the driveway and a hydrant on the other. We've been here since before our 3 DSs were born and we have no interest in moving just to upgrade the trailer.

Here's a pic of the 23' Roo in our driveway. It's 2 vehicles wide but narrows near the curb.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:40 AM   #12
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Thanks for the suggestion, folks. My property is a pie shaped lot on the end of a court. 26' frontage going to 75'+ across the back. I have a maple tree on one side of the driveway and a hydrant on the other. We've been here since before our 3 DSs were born and we have no interest in moving just to upgrade the trailer.

Here's a pic of the 23' Roo in our driveway. It's 2 vehicles wide but narrows near the curb.

You know... You could just remove the garage and make the driveway longer that way.



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Old 09-03-2014, 07:50 AM   #13
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I would keep looking at trailers 30 foot and smaller you will eventually find a plan you like. I do not know what you have for a TV but it if you go to a 30 foot or longer trailer you may also have to upgrade that also.


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Old 09-03-2014, 08:14 AM   #14
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itat - I bet your neighbors LOVE you having that in your driveway... A bigger trailer? That'll fly really well.
How about trucking water to your trailer when you need to wash it? Filling the water tank before you take it there.
A generator (2000W) should do everything you need except welding. They sell 45 gallon bladders that lie flat in the back of a vehicle. A couple of those could really add to your water supply.



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Old 09-03-2014, 09:24 AM   #15
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itat - I bet your neighbors LOVE you having that in your driveway... A bigger trailer? That'll fly really well.

How about trucking water to your trailer when you need to wash it? Filling the water tank before you take it there.

A generator (2000W) should do everything you need except welding. They sell 45 gallon bladders that lie flat in the back of a vehicle. A couple of those could really add to your water supply.







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Hmm, looks like a waterbed mattress. The hose adapter's even the same.

Though, one thing you said kind of makes sense that I don't think most of us thought about. The fresh water tank. It'll depend on the rig, but in most cases a full FW tank should actually hold enough water to wash the rig. No need for additional tanks, bladders and whatnot. Just fill it up at a the potable water spigot at a dump station prior to parking it at the farm. Then while you're there, run your water pump and a hose off a faucet to the outside of the rig (easy if you have an outside shower) and wash the trailer using the water onboard.




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Old 09-03-2014, 04:37 PM   #16
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Interesting ideas. Keep them coming!

If I can find a simple truck wash bay around my area I'd prefer that to having to devise a water tank and pump setup.

Maybe at the end of the day I'll just be able to convince my DW that a smaller trailer is the best option.

BigBaron, you absolutely right! LOL Actually it's not so much the trailer sitting in the driveway as it is the fact that I have to park my 2 vehicles on the street when its there. There's one or two that get a bit upset if I park my vehicle in front of their house overnight. So I try to avoid keeping it at home for too long.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:49 PM   #17
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Looks like you may have some space on your lawn that would accommodate your wife's need for larger , to park diagonally.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:06 PM   #18
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I just noticed your current TT is blocking access to the fire hydrant in your picture... Anything parallel to the fire hydrant, even a car, is illegally parked... IMO your neighbors are already being nice by not reporting the current situation so anything bigger is out of the question.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:22 PM   #19
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I'm sure you could do some work on it at a campground but I wouldn't depend on doing so. Of course the type of work could be a key factor in this but many of the campgrounds in my area are pretty picky with rules.

Ditto about the car wash. I used to take my TT to a car wash with large bays to wash it. It was easier than dragging out the hose and climbing up & down the ladder and all. Now it gets washed by the staff where I store it so I'm a happy camper. (Pun intended)

Sorry that I couldn't offer anything new to consider. Hopefully others will continue to come up with suggestions for you.
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You know... You could just remove the garage and make the driveway longer that way.



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