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Old 05-28-2016, 01:22 PM   #15
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I may be reading between the lines but it sounds like your home (S&B) is the problem. Sell it and live in the MH, then life is grand!!! :-)
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:31 PM   #16
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I may be reading between the lines but it sounds like your home (S&B) is the problem. Sell it and live in the MH, then life is grand!!! :-)
No, we really love traveling in the RV but want to always have a home base.
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Old 05-29-2016, 06:05 AM   #17
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I have a friend who just bought rural property outside Myrtle Beach. He is building a house on it and a large storage building 60x100. They will not let him build the storage building until all the permits for the home are issued. So the advice to check local codes is good advice. Also a 14x14 door should be your minimum.
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I think you're going to have zoning issues as well, or certainly the potential for them. I would make double sure of the county (and local, if necessary/deed restrictions) officials were good with the idea prior to buying the property.

The issue I've seen is they don't want just a garage built on a property. They've wised up to the fact that a garage building permit can be pulled at a very reasonable cost, then "features" added later without permits, making it livable. They're looking for a home first, THEN a garage. My thought is there's more in it for them at that point, through increased building permit fees as well as an increased tax base.

As a retiree, love the idea of a second floor, but not the steps leading up to it. Afraid those would get old quickly.

Maybe a plan for a 600-800 sq ft home with an adequately large "attached garage" on the same floor?
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I read above in a post that someone said they were building a garage 50 x 30, that is really not big enough, after your MH is in the garage and you want to open slides, you may have only 20' left. 50 x 50 will give you better area space for other items as well.
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Again, thanks for the comments and suggestions. I realize that zoning ordinances may/may likely dictate that a home be built. It had been my initial plan to buy land and build a nice steel building (like a Morton) that had a nice ground level 2 bedroom living space attached to the garage portion. However, my bad in assuming that I could certainly find covered RV storage in most any large metro area. So, I bought a very nice maintenance free home in a HOA thinking I would just rent RV storage. The DW loves it here so would not be happy if I suggested selling this home and starting over with my initial plan .
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I ditto the vote for 12 wide and 14' tall. Also leave it long enough you can get around it when it's inside. I have a 45' coach with Hydralift. So 48' long. I have a 50' barn. I should have a 60' long so I can get to either side of barn when coach is inside.
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Storage for motorhome, buying land, building my own

Many of us have probably had similar ideas as we drive across vast expanses of empty countryside, just to arrive home and find nowhere to park. Since you have already established the demand for enclosed RV parking in your area, perhaps finding or building a structure that could accommodate a few RVs with easy in/out access for each would help defer the cost. Probably not too much management overhead if you choose your tenants wisely (e.g. Snowbirds) . Then you would have an established business with a revenue stream to sell when you are ready.
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Buying property and building a building that we can store the MH in and also have my cabinet business
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