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Old 01-27-2022, 08:24 PM   #1
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Finished the Barn/Garage for the '21 Newmar New Aire 3545

Well, with how busy the good contractors are, the crazy price of supplies, and the supply chain woes to even get them, Iím pleased that I got it finished. I thought Iíd give you all a little detail in case you were wanting to build your own. We live in the country outside Nashville, TN. We really wanted to protect the í21 New Aire 3545 from the elements and do some other things with it. We live on 61 acres, the total of which comprises a nice tall hill with a 360-degree view. Itís quite beautiful.

I built this 24 x 50í barn. Itís a pole barn on 6Ē of concrete, w/ rebar around the edges and fiber throughout. 4,000-lb strength. Thatís overkill probably by a factor of 50%, but itís not that much more expensive.

Total cost (not including a bunch of my labor) was $102k (spreadsheet summary attached).

Door is 14x14í and is electric and insulated. Thereís a thick steel pedestrian door w/ deadbolt. Secuirty camere, and wired internet. I buried the 100a service and a Cat 7 line.

Buried and incorporated into the foundation are the conduit for power and ethernet, but also an exhaust system for the Oasis and the generator. The idea is that people will be able to stay there when visiting and run the Oasis, if necessary, and Iíll be able to exercise the generator regularly w/o pulling it out. On a very remote chance, if we lose power and need to live in it, we can be sheltered while still using the generator. I have a 550-gallon diesel from which we could live off the grid indefeinitely if there were an extended power outage.

Therre is also a conduit that leads to a large french drain field for gray water evacutation (very rarely).

Since this is not all that big, I had to plan it exaclty. Youíll see in one of the shots how I planned 1Ē extra whent eh largest door on the driverís side. And you can see how Iíve left enough room in the rear to flip open the DP ďhood.Ē

Iíve also moved all my furniture lumber racks in the back, and thereís plenty of room.

Two ceiling fans, 84Ē each to help out the Min-Split. Floor to bottom of the trusses is 16í. The entrance apron is at a 7-degree slope downwards, as you enter, and I had to make use of my old HS geometry to make sure it would fit. Thereís 7Ē of extra above the height to the bottom of the garage door.

The building is very well insulated and itíll be easy to keep it at an acceptable temperature.

Iíll be able to comfortably walk on the room w/o bending down, between trusses.

I put some lights on the top, but I decided to put most of them on the sides since I donít really need to see the ceiling.

I wish Iíd made it big enough to incorporate the standard large ca. 45í coach, for whenever we sell this place, but thatís just one of a few decisions Iíve second guessing myself on.

It feels fantastic to have it under cover and out of the way. Very pleased with how everything turned out.

Any quesions, happy to ansewr, or explain why I did something the way I did.
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:27 PM   #2
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:36 PM   #3
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Well done. We built pretty much a duplicate except 26x52 with side windows. Iím going to tell you, the best decision we made was to do foam insulation. It really added a lot of structural strength to the building. No HVAC.
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Well done. We built pretty much a duplicate except 26x52 with side windows. Iím going to tell you, the best decision we made was to do foam insulation. It really added a lot of structural strength to the building. No HVAC.
I thought about that, and it's much more effective than what I used, but it's fairly expensive. I did that in another building and it's quite remarkable.
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Very nice !! Great work
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Nice. You could have saved a couple bucks by using a 2x4 instead of the wheel stop. Where do you get that yellow marker tape?
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Great set up. Job well done!!!
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Barn is awesome!

Wow, fantastic. I'm jealous! You will love this throughout the years.
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Looks Great and well thought out - Nice Job!
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Beautifully done. Protects your rig and increases the value of your property too.
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Old 01-28-2022, 12:36 PM   #12
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Very nice. The wife and I are going to downsize our home, but upsize our property in the near future. I hope to do the same.
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Wow, so cool. Very nice work. That coach will look great for years to come.
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Great Job, nice looking home for your rig. I appreciate the info we are currently looking at something similar though 18'x55' have 2 of the 3 quotes wtg. for the last one hopefully by end of day today. Though getting concrete estimates is a lot more difficult. This building boom where I live in Florida is going crazy and tough to get anyone to call me back.
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