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Old 07-03-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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New Parking Pad for our Alpine

Hi Folks:

We haven't posted for a while, because we've been real busy (and you'll see why in a moment). John has been monitoring the forum.

I thought you all might get a kick out of our new "covered parking" with full hookups for our Alpine in Mission TX. At 60 foot long, it's just enough room for our Alpine plus toad with a little walking around room. That's a 10ft by 17ft 2 level storage unit behind the coach.



As you can see, this particular RV site comes with a house attached. It's about 1100 square feet, two bedroom, two bath. The house and RV site share a courtyard. A nice "winter home" in deep south Texas.



So obviously we aren't fulltimers anymore. We expect to be halftimers for a good long while though.

We got to spend a whole 2 nights parked at our new house before being chased out by Hurricane Alex. Returned 3 days later and everything was in great condition, very clean and the new grass very happy. We feel very lucky about that, it could have been a lot worse.

Saludos to everybody,

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Looks great,,what park/subdivision is this in? Retama?
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:10 PM   #3
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Looks great,,what park/subdivision is this in? Retama?
You got it! (Retama Village) When we saw that they were building "houses" like these last year, we decided we needed one too.

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Nice landing pad.
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All - a similar thing is done in Crossville, TN at a place called "The Gardens", however those units are all covered and enclosed. 50A, sewer, and even an exhaust port so you can run the thing with the door closed. Prices are high, and the attached houses are not so big. When we checked this past spring, we decided to purchase a house with arrearage and then build a large building for the MH with a small repair area for me to work on rigs and my own. We are now trying to sell the house so we can move to that one.
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John and Audrey,

Very nice. But now we won't see you at the Buckhorn on our next drive down I-10. Hope to see you at a rally.
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Audrey & John,
Great pad, not wanting to go to Texas to do what you did, do you have a diagram of the house and pad that can be obtained to put at another location, or a contact to get the house plans?
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Areed - Texas is a great place except in the Summer, then it is hot period. However, if you dont want to go to the trouble of building something new. Check out "The Gardens" in Crossville, TN, all the houses have large motorhome garages attached. Tennessee does not have any income tax, do have sales tax but property tax is cheap.
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Thanks Old Rv'r, we live on the central coast of CA, and really don't want to move. Just think we will build here...
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Audrey & John,
Great pad, not wanting to go to Texas to do what you did, do you have a diagram of the house and pad that can be obtained to put at another location, or a contact to get the house plans?
Here is a link to the builder's web page for Retama Village.

The three Casitas are base models. The courtyard can be six feet wider and the coach port can be up to 75 feet long (that's the longest built so far) depending on the lot. Some walls can be moved, windows added/removed, windows replaced with doors, etc.

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