Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Aug 10, 2010 15:52:59 GMT -5
Don't you just love it when that happens? "AH HA" moments I mean. My dilema has been when I get the second trailer, where would I park them both.
As you can see our driveway is narrow. It does widen there towards the left more. But it would be tough to park two trailers there without having to jocky 3 vehicles in and out all the time. That would be a pain.
Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Aug 10, 2010 15:54:40 GMT -5
So I go out to check the garden that is in the front yard (the best sun there)...and excuse the untended bushes, I will be out trimming those this weekend. Anyway, hubby and I talked about possibly taking out the fence on the driveway side of the yard and pulling a trailer back behind the garage for the winter. The problem is the posts are all cemented in and the only way to get those out would be to cut them out. So no go on that idea.
Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Aug 10, 2010 15:56:46 GMT -5
Upon closer inspection of the front yard it dawned on me (that AH HA moment) that I could possible park the trailer back in this area along side of the house. That fencing there could be removed!
So I rush into the house to fetch a measuring tape to see if it's wide enough and sure enough it is. Then I measure from the tree also to the house to make sure the compact could squeeze through that opening and it can!
Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Aug 10, 2010 15:59:19 GMT -5
So what I need to do is take that fence section down and see what I can do about that ground back there. It's sandy. The kids used to dig and basically use it as a sandbox. I don't want Tiny Tot to sink or anything when the rains come. But I'm tickled that I found a solution at least a temporary one in case we need to store her for the winter. She will still be for sale but she'll have a little spot to wait out her new family.
Hopefully, hubby will think I'm absolutely brilliant with this idea! The jury is still out on that so I'll let you all know his response ;D
Post by safetybruce on Aug 11, 2010 1:49:50 GMT -5
So kel1, I'm dying to hear what you are buying that has made you decide to sell the Compact already...I am guessing you are going for an earlier model camper...keep us posted, and as a suggestion, if your zoning laws allow it, a simple lightweight aluminium 12 foot long X maybe as little as 10 ft. wide roof section (we call them car ports in Mississippi) attached to the side of your house on three evenly spaced aluminum support posts should not cost much and will protect the compact from snow loads all winter. Google prices and kis...keep it simple...
Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Aug 11, 2010 7:08:37 GMT -5
That is a good idea you have there! Will look into that. That has been a concern of mine. I assume if you just tarp one you would just have to go out during heavy snow and daily broom it off?
My husband thought the idea of parking it on the side was a good one as long we could park it a couple feet away from our dryer vent that blows out hot air on that side of the house.
We are getting a 64 Astrodome! Now granted this one is not original like my compact, but it's been redone and is a real beauty. At least I think so. I'll share pics once we get her home. I'm excited to have more room too although I do love my compact. If I could, I would keep both but having a hard time justifying the practicality of that.