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Old 12-30-2009, 02:05 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Theberrys View Post
We saw this Fine Looking Vehicle on our way to Cal over Christmas.
Don't fall in love with it!!

It looks maintained and probably paid for, why do folks judges by the age of a vehicle? Who knows of all the fun and happiness that coach has experienced?

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Old 12-30-2009, 02:59 PM   #16
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That was my second rv, 1976 Eldorado, took it everywhere. We were never standed or anything. I sold it to a buddy and he goes to Mexico in it all the time.

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Old 12-30-2009, 05:27 PM   #17
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I have a 40x42 metal building with 18ft eave height, 12x14ft roll up door for mh, two walk in doors, one 7x10 door on the opposite side of the mh. I have an upstairs man cave/wine making room over the shop side. Several years ago, I added a 30x40 ten ft. high eave height to store two antique John Deeres, Kawasaki Mule, Riding lawn mower and other misc stuff. I will send some pictures when it quits raining. Oh, by the way, one of the walk in doors is on the motorhome side with a 30 ft sidewalk to the kitchen door of the house.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:09 PM   #18
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These are pictures of us raising the RV garage with help from family and friends.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:09 PM   #19
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:54 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Monaco38 View Post
You spent a lot of $$ and time planning that garage/shop to protect your MH, so show it off to those of us with a serious case of "garage envy" still parking ours outside in the elements and coveting those MH enclosures. Please share pictures and details for those of us planning our own garage. Size matters, right! How big, length/width, eve height, door height/width. Type of construction; steel or post. What considerations went into your planning? What are your strongest recommendations and what would you do differently.

For you "full timers" with no garage, you are excused from this exercise.
Code restrictions limited us so it is much smaller than we wanted but will serve the purpose of protecting our investment. It is 20' X 40' with an eave height of 12' and ridge at 16'. It is all steel construction prefab made by Future Steel, and designed to withstand high winds.
The floor is 3000 lb. psi with fiber mesh and an 18" grid of #4 rebar. Probably an overkill in the floor but it should never crack. Decided to go with a densifier on the floor as opposed to painting with epoxy. The same type of finish you would see at Home Depot or Lowes.
My main concern was a floor that would support the weight and a structure with minimal maintenance. Dont want to have to paint every couple of years. This Arizona sun does a job on everything.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:30 AM   #21
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We are currently on vacation but I'll try to get some next week. Its a simple steel frame of 2" by 2" galv steel covered with painted steel sheets - Looks pretty good, but we live in the country (God's country - Texas) where we don't have to cope with building codes. The sides are open for about 5' up and then closed in (12' total, but they'll go higher). Both ends are open except for the ridge area. Gravel floor extra.
These are available in nearly any configuration you can imagine. You pay for what you get ($6,250 in this case).
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:10 AM   #22
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Here are a couple of pictures of the "barn" I built about 18 years ago. The exterior material is the same as our home, except in reverse proportion. The barn cost about $17K then - hard to say what it would cost today.
It is 22' x 40' - at the time it was built we were in a Itasca Windcruiser MH that was only about 11' in height so the 12' x 12' door was plenty big. We are now driving a Winnebago Adventurer that is 11'10" so it is a very close fit.
The barn has a gravel floor because a cement floor would double the property tax on it - and our taxes are extremely high. If I had it to do over I would go ahead with a cement floor. I have 30 amp electrical service but no sewer. I do have a sewer connection at the MH pad behind the house so it is not a problem.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:25 PM   #23
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Thanks for the contributions so far. Looks like there are more full timers out there without a garage than I thought. Still looking for some more pictures and details of RV garage/shops to torture my fantasy. Attached is a picture of an ultimate RV garage captured in my travels. Show off yours. j griff, I love the barn. Grew up on a farm. Brings back memories.
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