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Old 04-13-2014, 07:03 AM   #239
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Modifying existing shop/garage

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Get bids from at least 4 different builders. Prices will vary wildly. Mine is running about $12.50/ft for metal pole barn with insulation all around. Not counting concrete, site work or permits.
Got a price for extending the 24x32 shop for the Intruder To extend the shop by 14wx16l, with 16' eave ht. "$42,000" and this is from a guy who has done work for me before. Told him that he was double what I expected. I am intrigued by the "storage condo" concept and have been looking for a couple of acres close by, but nothing rational yet.

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Old 04-14-2014, 09:31 PM   #240
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Hopefully we will be starting on our build in the next week or so. Originally we were going to do a 18x51x14 "carport" but after this past year of heavy snows and since we live at the bottom of the blueridge mountains we can get some decent winds we have decided to go with a pole barn structure. The carport would have been installed but we are going to build the pole barn our selves starting with the roof the size will be 30x56x16 hopefully we can have this done by first part of june and from there we will add walls and finish it out as we can. Hopefully it will all work as planned we own a tshirt printing business and a sign / decal shop and have alot of friends and customers that are contractors.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:35 AM   #241
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Here's our recently purchased Toyshed condo for the new Canyon Star. 50'x 18'x 16'. Fully insulated, drywalled, with power and gas heat. Covered storage in our area is practically nonexistent and building where we live was not an option.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:14 AM   #242
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Here's our recently purchased Toyshed condo for the new Canyon Star. 50'x 18'x 16'. Fully insulated, drywalled, with power and gas heat. Covered storage in our area is practically nonexistent and building where we live was not an option.
We are considering buying a canyon star 3610. How do you like yours so far? Any advice?


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Old 04-15-2014, 07:48 AM   #243
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We love it! This is our second Newmar product and the fit and finish of this one is wonderful like our previous coach. If you are special ordering your unit, some of the changes we made to ours--we went with the GE Advantium microwave, eliminated the "shingle" wallboard in the bath area and went with the living area wallboard, and added all pulls to the cabinets in lieu of the knobs. It dresses it up quite a bit and are easier to pull! If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:14 PM   #244
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Here is ours, it used to house a 5th wheel. Now it is home to the Windsport 33SL

30 amp and 15 amp power connections in there. Just wish the ground was not solid rock, so we could easily run a water line.

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Old 05-05-2014, 05:36 AM   #245
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After ogling over this thread for a long time, I'm happy to report ours is almost complete. 30x48. Concrete was poured Friday. Two weeks until I can put the MH in there. Metal should be up this week. Electric roughed in already but waiting a little but to plumb in water and sewer.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:01 AM   #246
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After ogling over this thread for a long time, I'm happy to report ours is almost complete. 30x48. Concrete was poured Friday. Two weeks until I can put the MH in there. Metal should be up this week. Electric roughed in already but waiting a little but to plumb in water and sewer.
You'll love it! Mine is 24x46' could use the extra space!
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Way to go! More pics please, as you get'r done. I wish i had built mine 10 years before I did, instead of building an open-side motorhome port first.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:25 AM   #248
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My dream "garage"

Me being single this would be my dream RV house, could build it in any area without annoying the neighbors, if I could afford it.
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Me being single this would be my dream RV house, could build it in any area without annoying the neighbors, if I could afford it.
Very neat! ...I would add a door from the "office" into the garage area.
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Good idea - my suggestion would be a longer RV bay and make sure it is wide enough to walk around if slides are out. I'd want direct access to the bathroom from the RV bay.
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Very neat! ...I would add a door from the "office" into the garage area.
I imagined "office" as bedroom and "conference room" as living room, I would add glass doors from the living room to the RV bay, and a fireplace, and I'd like to be able to wash up in the shop/garage before going into the coach or living quarters dirty or greasy handed, I wonder about the center height and if there is room for storage up there.
Where I live any heated/cooled area is taxed as living area, same rate as the rest of the home, an unheated/cooled garage is not part of "home" on property tax. But I guess if I had the money to build this I would maybe not worry about property taxes.
At the rear of the bay there seems to be a few extra feet in the diagram where it could be lengthened.
My architect friend said this would cost $100K to build in my area and offered to do it all up on CAD with my mods for free.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:50 AM   #252
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Very interesting information in this thread. I am starting project of building RV garage/storage/workshop. Ruffly planing 50' x 35' or 40' with 18' x 14' high door. I will be in central Florida, Melbourne area.

I would be interested in ruff estimates per sq ft for block structures (not including concrete pad).

Are there any off the shelf plans available for block RV garage structures?

What is required for concrete pad to hold up for heavy 43' RV. My 150' driveway and garage apron have turned to broken gravel from the 10 year RV (30' Journey) load on it. I have to replace it also. Thinking about pavers.

Is there any information as to how to plot turn radius and clearances to maneuver and turn around or just 90 degree turn from a narrow street?

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