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Triplegee

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Hey y’all
Just jumped in here. I’m looking at land in Ky and Tennessee for retirement. Will be building a garage/apartment structure per the ideas on another post in here. I’m looking at 2 garage bays with an apartment or at least a loft upstairs with small full bath somewhere. Since everything building is higher now I’m thinking steel building which are currently 30% less at the moment.
Would you make your garage big enough for a trailer inside (heated somewhat) or build/have the overhanging awning for outside storage? If I do the awning I might as well put a small apartment downstairs with loft above for company visits I’m thinking.
Any ideas or experiences shared along this line are greatly appreciated!
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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I'd only put the RV inside if I could afford a super-sized building. For inside RV storage space to be very useful, you need a lot of space around it. Plus you need to allow for a larger RV next year. ;) I'd say 20x40 if you think it will always be modest size trailers; 20x 50 if you might graduate to a 40+ ft motorhome some day.

The upside of putting the RV inside is that's your apartment too. Include electric, water, and sewer hookup and you are good to stay.
 

Kirk

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Any ideas or experiences shared along this line are greatly appreciated!
This is what we lived in for 8 years. It is near Tyler, TX and is a 50'X50' engineered steel building, with no wood in the outside structure. Inside is a 900 sq. ft., 2 bedroom apartment and inside of the 14' X 20' door is a full hookup RV site. There is a 10' garage type door in the back as well.
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Rene T

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I would not go with a apartment on the second floor. Your not getting younger and those stairs someday will be a bear to navigate. Have the apartment on the side like Kirk did
 
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