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Title: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on February 28, 2017, 07:17:56 AM
I just got a cover to keep the snow off my coach.

It is 50 feet deep, 18 feet wide and 14 feet high with an epoxy floor.

It came with a few other nice features.

There is a fenced and gated parking pad included for my Stacker.

On the other side of the house is a spa and heated pool.

After 35 years on the road I guess I can slow down.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Alpena Jeff on February 28, 2017, 07:46:04 AM
That might work Bill. No bungee cords needed! ;)
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Larry N. on February 28, 2017, 08:02:00 AM
Nice! It just might do the job.  ;D ::)
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: kdbgoat on February 28, 2017, 08:08:23 AM
Nice place!  8)
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Rene T on February 28, 2017, 08:18:14 AM
I didn't know that palm trees grow in snow areas.   :o ::)
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: zmotorsports on February 28, 2017, 08:20:13 AM
Looks like a nice place.  I am in the middle of building my cover for the coach. ;)  Hope to have it done by mid summer.  It also has a workshop attached to it.

I like your gate, that is going to be the first project in my new shop.  I built a sliding gate at our last house but this one is going to be so wide I thought I would build a double swinging style gate.

Enjoy, looks great Bill.

Mike.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: 530ktm on February 28, 2017, 12:02:45 PM
I just got a cover to keep the snow off my coach.

It is 50 feet deep, 18 feet wide and 14 feet high with an epoxy floor.

It came with a few other nice features.

There is a fenced and gated parking pad included for my Stacker.

On the other side of the house is a spa and heated pool.

After 35 years on the road I guess I can slow down.
Lake Havasu area by chance?
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on February 28, 2017, 01:33:16 PM
Yes Sir
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: RedandSilver on February 28, 2017, 03:23:04 PM
I don't know but I think you used the wrong S word.

Snow should be replaced with SUN.

That is unless you plan on having snow shipped in.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Larry N. on February 28, 2017, 04:57:00 PM
I didn't know that palm trees grow in snow areas.   :o ::)

Of course that helps keep the snow off, now, doesn't it...  ::) ::) :o
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: grashley on February 28, 2017, 06:02:55 PM
That is exactly what I would like, but probably can't (or won't) afford.  I would want it closer to my grandson (and son) in Vegas.

Beautiful place!!
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on March 02, 2017, 02:49:22 PM
I followed the professional home inspector this morning as he did the inspection.  Everything was fine.  Discovered that I have a 250 gallon propane tank for the heated pool.  Of course the tank was near empty.

I was surprised to find that I have two 50 amp RV electric outlets, one is inside the RV Garage and one is outside on the wall in the gated parking area.  They are on separate breakers and the RV garage has its own sub panel.  Both areas also have water and sewer connections.

Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Rene T on March 02, 2017, 03:26:54 PM
I followed the professional home inspector this morning as he did the inspection.  Everything was fine.  Discovered that I have a 250 gallon propane tank for the heated pool.  Of course the tank was near empty.

I was surprised to find that I have two 50 amp RV electric outlets, one is inside the RV Garage and one is outside on the wall in the gated parking area.  They are on separate breakers and the RV garage has its own sub panel.  Both areas also have water and sewer connections.

Bill, it sounds like you just purchased this home. Is that right?
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on March 02, 2017, 03:28:20 PM
right
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Rene T on March 02, 2017, 03:29:21 PM
right

That was quick. Good luck with your new home. Renea must be happy.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: kdbgoat on March 03, 2017, 05:56:36 AM
Discovered that I have a 250 gallon propane tank for the heated pool.  Of course the tank was near empty.

I don't know how it is in other states, but in Delaware, any fuel in permanent tanks has to be paid for separately at settlement and is priced at current market price that day. That cost is usually not included in the sale price of the house.
Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS!!! on the new home. I truly hope you two get a lot of enjoyment out of it, you deserve it.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: TonyDtorch on March 03, 2017, 08:45:59 AM
about all you need now is a pontoon boat and some sunscreen..
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: RedandSilver on March 03, 2017, 12:11:42 PM
Congrats.

Did you move in yet?

Would like to see some images of YOUR coach at it's new home.

So the Stacker has to sit outside in the Sun I mean snow.   ;D


I just looked at the title of this post and you only mentioned "snow off coach" so Stacker must be outside.  >:(
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Kevin Means on March 03, 2017, 12:35:20 PM
Looks great Bill! Really a nice looking place. We finally started on our garage extension. We built the house 18 years ago with an RV garage that was big enough for our (then) 28 foot Class A. Fortunately, it was also big enough for our 2nd 32 foot Class A. But I never thought we'd own a 43 footer that was 13 feet tall, so for the last three years, our Tour has sat outside.

Unfortunately, California's building code requirements for earthquake protection have increased astronomically in the last 18 years, and of course, so has the price. $55,000 for a 10 foot garage extension! The structural requirements for such a large garage door opening are shocking and required other parts of the garage to be reinforced too.  :( 11 yards of steel reinforced concrete (being poured today), footings that would support a multi-story building, custom welding - it goes on and on. The two end footings are 5 feet deep X 4 feet X 4 feet. Oh well...

It's supposed to be done in two months - as long as our record setting rains will ease up. By the way, that's Jo Jo in one of the footing-canyons.

Kev
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on March 03, 2017, 03:02:07 PM
Congrats.

Did you move in yet?

Would like to see some images of YOUR coach at it's new home.

So the Stacker has to sit outside in the Sun I mean snow.   ;D


I just looked at the title of this post and you only mentioned "snow off coach" so Stacker must be outside.  >:(

Closing is set for the 29th,  I am trying to get it moved up.

The Stacker would not fit in the RV garage because of the height including solar panels.  Parking it outside will allow the solar panels to keep the freezer cold in the Stacker.

I am test fitting the coach in the RV garage next week, (I have already measured it for fit).

I can leave the slideouts open and have a couple of feet around it.

I am thinking about putting a huge photo mural of a beach scene on the wall of the garage so that I can camp indoor...LOL

The back overhead door will allow a nice flow of air thru the garage.

Next week they are also moving what is already in the garage.

Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: RedandSilver on March 03, 2017, 03:55:08 PM
Thanks for the info.

Does the floor actually tilt towards the front door?
Is there a drain in the floor anywhere?

I like the mural idea.

Just curious - Do you know why the previous owner sold this Palace?
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: SeilerBird on March 03, 2017, 04:04:32 PM
Lake Havasu area by chance?
I was guessing Las Vegas. I only missed by a few hundred miles. Nice looking pad, Bill.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on March 03, 2017, 05:05:16 PM
Thanks for the info.

Does the floor actually tilt towards the front door?
Is there a drain in the floor anywhere?

I like the mural idea.

Just curious - Do you know why the previous owner sold this Palace?

I think that there is a slight slope to the floor.  It is Epoxy and extends about 6 inches up the walls sealing the floor.  There is a floor drain, actually a cleanout that I can use to connect the sewer hose.

I was told that the family used this as a family vacation home and I believe that they are building another home.  The garage has all kinds of new appliances that are still sealed in the boxes.  I assume that they are for the new house as the ones in this house are also new.  I was told that their builder stored them temporally and they will be gone next week.

The home is fully furnished.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on March 03, 2017, 05:24:27 PM
Looks great Bill! Really a nice looking place. We finally started on our garage extension. We built the house 18 years ago with an RV garage that was big enough for our (then) 28 foot Class A. Fortunately, it was also big enough for our 2nd 32 foot Class A. But I never thought we'd own a 43 footer that was 13 feet tall, so for the last three years, our Tour has sat outside.

Unfortunately, California's building code requirements for earthquake protection have increased astronomically in the last 18 years, and of course, so has the price. $55,000 for a 10 foot garage extension! The structural requirements for such a large garage door opening are shocking and required other parts of the garage to be reinforced too.  :( 11 yards of steel reinforced concrete (being poured today), footings that would support a multi-story building, custom welding - it goes on and on. The two end footings are 5 feet deep X 4 feet X 4 feet. Oh well...

It's supposed to be done in two months - as long as our record setting rains will ease up. By the way, that's Jo Jo in one of the footing-canyons.

Kev

Kevin,

The garage looks great and I am sure you will enjoy it.  JoJo is worth much more than 100 garages for your happiness.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Rene T on March 03, 2017, 05:28:26 PM
I think that there is a slight slope to the floor.  It is Epoxy and extends about 6 inches up the walls sealing the floor.  There is a floor drain, actually a cleanout that I can use to connect the sewer hose.

This is good. It will give the water a place to go when the snow melts.   ;D :D ;) :)
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on March 11, 2017, 05:16:54 PM
It fits....barely by about an inch after I dump the air suspension.

When I first looked at it in the driveway I was worried.

I can walk around it with the slides open.

I also have about 5 feet on both ends.

Plan B was to remove the automatic Sat Dome.  Did not have to do that.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Betty Brewer on March 12, 2017, 09:30:16 AM
So where are the  photos of the inside of your new home?
BB
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: RedandSilver on March 12, 2017, 01:01:15 PM
Looks GREAT.

But did I see duct tape in front of the front tire?  On a pristine coach?

And you had to dump the AIR and THEN backup the coach into it's spot?  Better have it lined up 100%
as any turning might require more than duct tape to fix.   ;D

All I can say is "I wish" I had a cover for my MH, as it truly is OUTSIDE with nothing to keep the snow off of it.

Let me know if you ever want to trade places..... :-\
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on March 12, 2017, 01:18:54 PM
Betty,

I am an RV guy.  I was showing the MOST important stuff.  The decorator in chief is planning on using a Cowboy/Western theme on the decorating of the inside of the house.

The home is furnished but Renae is replacing some of the pieces and new artwork.  The bones are all good it just needs character. Film at eleven.

Redandsilver,

Pristine? First, I sometimes get dings and minor dents in the coach.  It does not really bother me as long as it does not impact it's functionality.

The Duct tape is there because that under storage door came open driving down the highway.  My quick fix was a strip of duct tape, (Bubba's Universal Fix it).

On dumping the air.

I found out that I have to put the gear in neutral and set the air brake to dump the air.  Then put it back in gear and hold the air dump switch down while moving.  I can turn the front wheels without rubbing with the air down.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: zmotorsports on March 14, 2017, 08:12:53 AM
Looks like a nice RV garage, home (what I can see from the front) looks nice as well.  Is your RV garage door 13' tall?  Just curious as you mentioned your ceiling is 14'.  I am going taller door and ceiling but I'm trying to gage how mine will look in my new garage after seeing the pictures of yours inside.

Thanks and congrats.

Mike.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Bill N on March 14, 2017, 08:44:41 AM


I was surprised to find that I have two 50 amp RV electric outlets, one is inside the RV Garage and one is outside on the wall in the gated parking area.  They are on separate breakers and the RV garage has its own sub panel.  Both areas also have water and sewer connections.

Beautiful setup Bill.  Since you have two complete RV setups, I suppose you will be inviting all other old on the road vets to stop by for a visit and vittles.  LOL  Enjoy those nice digs.

Bill
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Larry N. on March 14, 2017, 08:53:48 AM
Yes, do be careful of your measurements. A man down the street recently built a new garage especially for his Monaco Knight, but it doesn't quite fit, so he's parking it outside next to the garage. A sloping driveway at the entrance and mirrors on the coach had an effect on that.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: zmotorsports on March 14, 2017, 09:12:50 AM
Yes, do be careful of your measurements. A man down the street recently built a new garage especially for his Monaco Knight, but it doesn't quite fit, so he's parking it outside next to the garage. A sloping driveway at the entrance and mirrors on the coach had an effect on that.

Agreed Larry.  I don't think I will have that issue. Actually I am planning the "just in case I buy a 45-footer" strategy.  My new shop/RV garage is 50x60 with 16' ceilings and 14' tall by 16' wide door on the RV storage side.  I was just curious to help me gage how much extra room I will have. ;)

Looks like a great setup Bill has though.

Mike.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: TonyDtorch on March 14, 2017, 06:59:44 PM
no vehicle without an Over Height Permit can be over 13"6 in the eastern states,  and 14' in the western states...

13' 6" is considered the safe max height nationally without worries.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on March 14, 2017, 07:19:15 PM
Looks like a nice RV garage, home (what I can see from the front) looks nice as well.  Is your RV garage door 13' tall?  Just curious as you mentioned your ceiling is 14'.  I am going taller door and ceiling but I'm trying to gage how mine will look in my new garage after seeing the pictures of yours inside.

Thanks and congrats.

Mike.

The real estate listing for my house say that the RV Garage door is 14 feet tall.  So I measured it by connecting a tape measure to the bottom edge of the door and opening it.

The actual opening is 12 feet 11 inches.   This is what led me to do a test fitting.  I measured my DP outside and came up with 13 feet 2 inches tall.   The high point is the Automatic Sat Dome.  By dumping the air suspension I do clear by an inch or two.

My door was certainly not a 14 foot door.

I also had to cut off part of the bracket that connects the door opener to the door.  It extended down about 4 inches.  I took my cut off wheel to the test fittting.


The Stacker has to live outside.  It was originally 13 feet 6 inches tall.  After changing the tire size and adding solar panels it is now a few inches taller.

Edit:

I am glad that I also have a roll up door on the back of the garage.  It is not for driving thru but it does create a very nice breeze thru the garage and it gives me a view of the lake.

Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: zmotorsports on March 15, 2017, 07:40:59 AM
The real estate listing for my house say that the RV Garage door is 14 feet tall.  So I measured it by connecting a tape measure to the bottom edge of the door and opening it.

The actual opening is 12 feet 11 inches.   This is what led me to do a test fitting.  I measured my DP outside and came up with 13 feet 2 inches tall.   The high point is the Automatic Sat Dome.  By dumping the air suspension I do clear by an inch or two.

My door was certainly not a 14 foot door.

I also had to cut off part of the bracket that connects the door opener to the door.  It extended down about 4 inches.  I took my cut off wheel to the test fittting.


The Stacker has to live outside.  It was originally 13 feet 6 inches tall.  After changing the tire size and adding solar panels it is now a few inches taller.

Edit:

I am glad that I also have a roll up door on the back of the garage.  It is not for driving thru but it does create a very nice breeze thru the garage and it gives me a view of the lake.

Good to hear Bill.  I was just curious because you mentioned you had 14' ceilings and I figured 13' door would probably be the max and they are a little harder to come by than the standard size due to costs.

I waffled on my new shop trying to decide to go with 14' ceilings and then just special order a 13' door as my coach is just barely under the 13' height and figured I could do the same as you and merely dump my air.  Luckily when I was talking with the building inspector for our new subdivision he said he wouldn't hold me to the 25' overall height of the roof peak just as long as it isn't taller then the house.  BINGO!!!   So I went 16' ceilings and 14' tall door so no matter what coach I may or may not ever end up with in the future it will fit.  My contractor said the cost will be very negligible so it was a no brainer for me.

Thanks again for the info and it is a great looking setup you have.

Mike.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on March 16, 2017, 03:16:05 PM
Mike

Here are some pics of my RV garage.

The door is 12'X14' and the interior garage dimensions are 16'H X 55'D X 20'W

I'm following your garage build on your Garage forum and also noticed the different building codes...Here if you go over 16'W on the interior garage you have to use steel for the garage door opening.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: zmotorsports on March 16, 2017, 04:08:07 PM
Mike

Here are some pics of my RV garage.

The door is 12'X14' and the interior garage dimensions are 16'H X 55'D X 20'W

I'm following your garage build on your Garage forum and also noticed the different building codes...Here if you go over 16'W on the interior garage you have to use steel for the garage door opening.

Thanks Terry. 

What no pictures of the coach with the new paint job??????

It is interesting with all of the varieties of techniques they use depending on area and what the codes are. 

Your RV garage looks awesome.

Mike.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: aquadave on March 16, 2017, 08:16:47 PM
nice I'm jealous
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Joezeppy on March 17, 2017, 07:42:38 AM
Love the pics of all the RV garages. Our dream is to buy the 1 acre lot next to us and put up a barn to store our camper and truck for the winter. Of course by the time it happens we may be retired and snowbirding and won't need it. :)
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: DearMissMermaid on March 17, 2017, 07:44:25 AM
The absolute BEST cover for keeping snow off the coach is...

*DRUM ROLL*

Florida sunshine!  8)
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: zmotorsports on March 17, 2017, 08:03:49 AM
The absolute BEST cover for keeping snow off the coach is...

*DRUM ROLL*

Florida sunshine!  8)

Unfortunately sun is more damaging than the winter snow.  All of our coaches have sat outside rain, snow or shine for the past 23 years of RVing and we finally decided to pull the trigger on moving to build a new larger shop with enough space to store our RV indoors.  I just decided while I was building it I may as well build it to accommodate the largest of RV's in the event I ever decide to upsize.

Either way, snow or shine it will have a covered home when we are not using it, which due to the wife and I still working is unfortunately quite a lot each year that it sits.

Mike.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on November 06, 2017, 09:46:51 PM
So where are the  photos of the inside of your new home?
BB

Betty.

It has been about 8 months since we moved in and Renae has made me wait till she has had time for her decorating the inside.

Here are some pictures of the inside.

I will use a couple of posts to get them

 
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: HueyPilotVN on November 06, 2017, 09:49:40 PM
More inside pictures

Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: SeilerBird on November 07, 2017, 04:57:02 AM
Nice looking pony Bill. I had a 69 Cougar Eliminator in that color with a matching boat.
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: kdbgoat on November 07, 2017, 06:09:56 AM
Great lookin' place Bill. I can't think of any two people that deserve it more. I pray you both have a lot of enjoyable times there and create a lot of great memories. :)
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Bill N on November 07, 2017, 06:51:17 AM
Man o man Bill - how long is that coach?  How many slides?  oh wait - it's a house!!...................lol     Great looking setup  - enjoy.

Bill
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Lou Schneider on November 07, 2017, 01:41:50 PM
I was going to say "what snow?" but apparently Lake Havasu City does get some occasionally ... once in the last 29 years to be exact.  December 31, 2014 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMYBsxm3LwQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMYBsxm3LwQ)

I hope it's not too much trouble to shovel it off the roof the Stacker.   ;)
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: grashley on November 07, 2017, 08:33:32 PM
Complements to Ranae!  It is beautiful!!

Give you $50k for it, fully furnished!  ;D
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: zmotorsports on November 08, 2017, 11:19:17 AM
Bill, the place looks great. 

Congratulations.

Mike
Title: Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
Post by: Spring Creek on November 08, 2017, 11:48:51 AM
Impressive all around  ;D  Thanks for sharing!