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Care and Upkeep Let's face it, it has to be done. Have questions of what to do or how to do it, this is the place to talk about it.

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Old 03-05-2019
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We're planning a Bird Nest, just as soon as we decide where to buy land, so this thread is very interesting & informative.
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One of my "must haves" is a pit so I can get under the coach to work on her without the fear of being squished! I would think if the pit was incorporated into the original build for the nest, it shouldn't cost too much more. Has anybody done this, and have any advice?
Yeah... talk about how times have changed. Developers have purchased much of the open land and the local government jurisdictions have gone crazy pushing for subdivisions. My wife and I have looked and looked. So many developments have restrictive covenants. Many have dedicated parking for RV's and Boats - no covering, no power. As we think in terms of downsizing, after living on four acres (not that it's that much, only what you get use to) we would like to have some buffer in between the neighbors; maybe one to one and a half acres. The search continues.


Good luck with the "must have" pit. After reading different threads, having a pit brings many hurdles to overcome including costs and safety restrictions.


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Can you split your 4.5 acres? Put up a small house/condo with a barn and still have some room? Just an idea.
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Since we are not in a subdivision, and there are no restrictive covenants, I never considered not to "nest at home." Since the plan is to travel, my wife and I have engaged in conversation about downsizing. We have never not considered having a home base. We just don't believe we need 3,000 sqft of house on four acres. There are a lot of considerations since we will be retiring soon. We will not be restricted to staying anywhere in particular. Our decisions will be personal, but since we plan to engage in the travel lifestyle, any input is welcomed.



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Tim, We met at WOG Rally last year, not sure of your definition of soon,
But allow at least a year of ownership before hitting the road, this will give time to upgrade, repair and make the Bird your own.
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Can you split your 4.5 acres? Put up a small house/condo with a barn and still have some room? Just an idea.

I did think of this Brian. Thank you for the suggestion. Due to the property location, the land value would would lend itself best to totally divest.

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Since we are not in a subdivision, and there are no restrictive covenants, I never considered not to "nest at home." Since the plan is to travel, my wife and I have engaged in conversation about downsizing. We have never not considered having a home base. We just don't believe we need 3,000 sqft of house on four acres. There are a lot of considerations since we will be retiring soon. We will not be restricted to staying anywhere in particular. Our decisions will be personal, but since we plan to engage in the travel lifestyle, any input is welcomed.

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Tim, We met at WOG Rally last year, not sure ofnea your definition of soon,
But allow at least a year of ownership before hitting the road, this will give time to upgrade, repair and make the Bird your own.[/QUOTE]


Yes Bill I remember. You were parked at site #198, then you were tooling around on your bike after our conversation. "Soon" is in the next two years for my wife, and me closely behind. As you advised me previously, I plan to purchase my Bird and get things in order on short trips initially.

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I agree John - any, or all would be an asset!


PS - I know you can't wait to get your Bird back after the renovation. We are all waiting to see the pictures of the finished product.

Timothy
Hi Tim yes we are excited. Will post pics of the finished project
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Since we are not in a subdivision, and there are no restrictive covenants, I never considered not to "nest at home." Since the plan is to travel, my wife and I have engaged in conversation about downsizing. We have never not considered having a home base. We just don't believe we need 3,000 sqft of house on four acres. There are a lot of considerations since we will be retiring soon. We will not be restricted to staying anywhere in particular. Our decisions will be personal, but since we plan to engage in the travel lifestyle, any input is welcomed.



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Tim, We met at WOG Rally last year, not sure of your definition of soon,
But allow at least a year of ownership before hitting the road, this will give time to upgrade, repair and make the Bird your own.[/QUOTE]

Good advice, broken down on the side of the road isn't a party.
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Just stumbled on these on the web. Not pretty, but pretty functional for the cost ($6K).
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Just stumbled on these on the web. Not pretty, but pretty functional for the cost ($6K).
Army Truck Maintenance Tent

Inexpensive consideration for sure! Thanks for presenting this alternative B.

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I built similar for way less for my boat. 13’ x 30’ x 13’ high

Tarp is from billboardtarps.com for about $400.
Total was $900
I’d build a bird-scale one in a heartbeat. This will last a very long time. Decade I’d think. I’m on year six with no tarp degradation.
Let me know if you need more info. I can share.
Hoops are bundles of UV grade plastic conduit. Same as sprinkler pipe but uv compatible.

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i have built a few shelters for the Wanderlodges using the Army Truck Maintenance Tent



awesome framing


stand them on {3} 12" blocks high
make a custom 10 foot spreader on top

insulate
sheet metal for outside
cheap back then.............
could buy frames 20 x 40 for 1000$
build 30 x 80 building for less than 6 g
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