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Old 10-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Any suggestions for web-links or resources on selecting & preparing rural RV site?

I have many questions about exact placement, alignment, and site preparation on a rural Texas property where an RV is my only option. (In a world of complex zoning, code compliance, & contractual issues, I don't waste time considering other options which don't apply to this property.) I want to consider everything from drainage, wind-breaks, soil considerations, summer-shade vs. winter passive solar, privacy/camouflage, liability insurance, stationary RV & contents insurance coverage, and you name it.

All of my water, sewer, and on-grid electricity issues are already addressed.

So I'm particularly interested in site-preparation how-to's/guides and checklists and had originally hoped I'd easily find them on-line.
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You might want to consult a Architect in your local area. They know all the rules and can save you a lot of time and making any major boners.
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You might want to consult a Architect in your local area. They know all the rules and can save you a lot of time and making any major boners.
Interesting idea! Thanks.

From my own laborious reading of state and county regulations, I'm covered well in that department. My next consideration is picking the most advantageous spot on the rural property and preparing it. I was surprised that among the many "how to" RV webpages on-line, virtually none deal in site prep. (Occasionally there is mention of putting down a vapor barrier before building an "RV basement" or skirting but not much else.)

I've been wondering about things like a load of crushed limestone so that the site drains well before building the skirting and underneath storage, etc.
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Interesting idea! Thanks.

From my own laborious reading of state and county regulations, I'm covered well in that department. My next consideration is picking the most advantageous spot on the rural property and preparing it. I was surprised that among the many "how to" RV webpages on-line, virtually none deal in site prep. (Occasionally there is mention of putting down a vapor barrier before building an "RV basement" or skirting but not much else.)

I've been wondering about things like a load of crushed limestone so that the site drains well before building the skirting and underneath storage, etc.
I recently ran across this on what they call a "destination trailer".
The same concept as you are describing.
Maybe their advertising or site could give you some further ideas.

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