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Old 06-21-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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New Home For TT's (pics)

Ive owned about s of an acre next to my house for 10-12 years and Ive done nothing with it except keep it mowed and plant a few pine trees. A few years ago I decided that I should build a pad for the tt , so I started planning and saving. Finally reached the point that we could get it done.
Ive been busy with this project for the last month and finished up today. Because of imposed budget cuts by my DW I was only able to have the cover built with the back gables and a few side panels. As time allows and when the budget freeze is lifted, I will add more side panels myself. At least for now the tts will be under cover.
The next few post will show pics of before, during and after.

Here are a few before pics. The lot is 75 wide x 430 deep.





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Old 06-21-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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Here is the pad and driveway being built. The pad is 34 wide and 45 deep. The drive is 12 wide and 75 long with a 32 culvert.







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Old 06-21-2011, 07:21 PM   #3
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These pics are of the electric I had installed. The electrician installed a 100 amp disconnect next to the meter on the house. He buried the line 2 deep in conduit. The pedestal has 20 amp, 30 amp and 50 amp breakers and plug ins. Its located at the back of the pad and is inside the cover so I can easily hook up if/when I enclose the cover.







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Old 06-21-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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Heres the cover being built. Its 18 wide x 41 long and the sidewalls are 12 tall with a center height of approx 14, so my AC will easily clear and I will be able to open the slides. The lien to at the back right is 12 wide x 21 long and the roof slopes from 12 to 9. I can pull the pup out from under and set it up on the pad if I need or want to.





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Old 06-21-2011, 07:26 PM   #5
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The completed job. Of course I will fix it up here and there, every now and then.
The LaCrosse is currently at the dealers getting some minor warranty work. I figured now would be a good time to have that done while the pad and cover is being built. I should be able to pick it up by the end of this week. Cant wait to see how she fits.







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Old 06-21-2011, 07:29 PM   #6
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very nice!!
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:47 PM   #7
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Dude, you have no idea how jealous I am. This looks awesome! You should be proud!
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:52 PM   #8
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i so know where to park during the evac lol
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dude, you have no idea how jealous i am. This looks awesome! You should be proud!
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:22 PM   #10
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I'm jealous of both the 3/4 acre next to you and the new building, and I vote for a congressional lift on the budget to finish it for you!
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Gary.....That looks great. Sure wish I had the room to do the same here.
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Very nice. We have to do something this summer to get some sort of storage unit built for our 3008W. I was thinking about going 12' wide but you have me rethinking that and going wider. You did it right by doing the electric up front on the project.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:28 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the kind comments.
It's been a long time of planning and saving. Keep focused on the plan and you can make it happen, right?
It would have been nice to enclose it, but just can't quite manage that at this time.
I wanted to go ahead and get this much done with the hot summer months comming up. As hot and dry as it's been here this past month I might should have started earlier!

Thanks again guys, I appreciate it.
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Very nice. We have to do something this summer to get some sort of storage unit built for our 3008W. I was thinking about going 12' wide but you have me rethinking that and going wider. You did it right by doing the electric up front on the project.
Send me a PM if you need any details. You might be able to take some of my ideas and adapt them to your needs.
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NICE! Wish I had a spare lot next to my house. I would put some nice little pines around as decoration to kind of conceal things there though. But that's just me.
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NICE! Wish I had a spare lot next to my house. I would put some nice little pines around as decoration to kind of conceal things there though. But that's just me.
As you can see in the pics there are pine trees that line the front and south of my property. I took the pictures where the trees didn't interfere. You've got to give them a little time/years.
I don't want to plant any too close to the cover. I've seen what damage can happen due to trees too close to houses, etc.... We have talked about some type of landscaping around the cover, but haven't came up with a plan yet. One step at a time, you know.
I do have plans to plant some pine trees behind the cover. Sort of a semi circle around a fire pit with the openning towards the cover.

Here's a couple of pics of the fire pit I've already purchased.



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That's a nice fire pit. Where did you get it?
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That's a nice fire pit. Where did you get it?
I work for Oklahoma Correctional Industries. We have several factories in our prison institutions using offender labor. We produce products for state and local governments, schools, churches and other non-profit organizations. We can also sell to state employees.

The fire pit is just one of many items we can produce. You can have any design cut into the metal that you want. I saw this one in our showroom one day, liked it and decided to buy it.
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It's amazing what kind of talent is locked up in our prison systems, too bad other influences have taken a toll on the lives of people who end up making such bad choices.

That looks better than most factory production line fire pits.
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