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Old 01-17-2014, 04:17 AM   #15
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First, thanks to all the people who took time to respond. I really appreciate it!

Second, I apologize for not posting since my first post. I have too many pans on the fire while trying to do research on properties in a new area and working overtime on the night shift.

I thought I included a lot of important information in my first post but obviously I left a few details out that I would have mentioned if not for being so tired.

Several properties that we attempted to purchase went under contract before I was able to get some important information about land use and zoning for those listings. We have several "good" options that we are going to see on Saturday. We'll see if we still think they are good once we see them in person.

No mater where we end up we will be installing a septic system, electricity, residential propane tank, and public water to a utility building. We plan on having hook ups for the 5er at the building.

We spend most of our indoor time in not much more space now and get along fine haha. I may realize that the extra space may be more valuable than I think.

I'm not sure how difficult it is to do a good enough job to "trick" my nose.

I expected the rate to be less if not on the road where other people (or the owner) could have more opportunities to have a collision or other damage. Good thing I asked.

In an effort to not turn this post in to a novel I'll make part 2....

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Old 01-18-2014, 10:14 PM   #16
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Since you're not going to be pulling this trailer around, I'd get the biggest trailer I could find and again since you're not going to be pulling it, I'd get a very used one in good shape. Look at some of the older carriages, Newmar or Hitch Hiker. If you look around you should be able to find one under 10k

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Old 01-18-2014, 11:59 PM   #17
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If you're not pulling it around, why a 5er?

Why not a park model travel trailer?

Just curious.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:13 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by tempfulltime View Post
Hello all!

We plan on buying the RV, having it towed to our land, and not moving it again 'til we sell it. The land is located in the NE Tennessee mountains. Mostly the temperature is moderate but a few months of the year get quite cold.
Not moving it - unless you have it hooked up to a septic tank or sewer line I hope you have a huge bladder!
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One big item to remember--the electrical hookup for a 50amp trailer is different from a household plug. If you just run an extension cord to the trailer off a 15amp 110 plug, you will be way short of power to run electrical items--including the AC--you need to have a qualified electrician set up a temporary power pole with at least 30amp service. Whether you get a 50 amp trailer or a 30 amp trailer will determine what service you need. Ask the seller which the trailer has.
Also consider the immediate area around the trailer--it can be very difficult to keep a trailer clean if you are going thru mud to get to it. A small porch, or wood pallets can help in this.

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