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Old 01-21-2021, 08:32 AM   #1061 (permalink)
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This is a good suggestion. I donít have a place to store one, but Iíd like the idea of a trade/swap/rental of one from private owners.
Your probably on to the best solution, and I donít know what your situation is, but HarborFreight has a folding trailer that stands up at about 2ft deep and 55Ē wide. Not the best unit but it works and might fit your situation for cheap.

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Old 01-21-2021, 10:48 AM   #1062 (permalink)
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Comments: many cities have "setback" restrctions. My current house can be no closer than 35 ft from the street or closer than the fronts of my two neighbors which is odd since I have a noticeable bend in my parcel. Next block over (built 20 year later) its 15 ft.

A Lot of ulralights need only 800ft to clear a 50 ft obstacle, common metric.

Be careful on the Harbor fright foldable, some cannot be legally resistered or tagged.
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Be careful on the Harbor fright foldable, some cannot be legally resistered or tagged.
Mine came with a title and I registered it no problem. The store manager signed it as seller and I brought it to Office of Motor vehicles just like any other trailer.
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Before we moved our commercial DMV, there was a warning poster about them possibly not being legal here in NV, a place where they are good with me stamping a serial number on my camper trailer frame.
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Old 01-21-2021, 02:33 PM   #1065 (permalink)
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Comments: many cities have "setback" restrctions. My current house can be no closer than 35 ft from the street or closer than the fronts of my two neighbors which is odd since I have a noticeable bend in my parcel.
I'm unaware of any similar regulation in my country, even though it has been constantly pointed out that new residential developments in my hometown are restricted from directly facing one specific avenue while it's still OK for office complexes to do so. I didn't find any official source stating it, even though the noise levels at that avenue might seem disturbing for someone willing to buy a new apartment there.
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I'm unaware of any similar regulation in my country, even though it has been constantly pointed out that new residential developments in my hometown are restricted from directly facing one specific avenue while it's still OK for office complexes to do so. I didn't find any official source stating it, even though the noise levels at that avenue might seem disturbing for someone willing to buy a new apartment there.
It's a big thing here. When I was born a f4 tornado wiped out most of my town and hardly anybody was allowed to legally build back. I don't remember since i was 1 but my dad told me. Oldest part of the town was settled in 1809 so basically he said it was a bunch of trash on top of each other at that point and it really cleaned up the city when people built back within code. lol
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^ My house probably qualifies in that description (trash construction, ~100 years old). The front porch is actually ON city property. Partially, anyway. It's too close to the sidewalk. Same with the neighbour's porch.

Lucky for us they're grandfathered, so we don't have to re/move them.

But I'm sure if we got hit by a tornado we wouldn't be allowed to rebuild the porches where they are now.
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^ My house probably qualifies in that description (trash construction, ~100 years old). The front porch is actually ON city property. Partially, anyway. It's too close to the sidewalk. Same with the neighbour's porch.

Lucky for us they're grandfathered, so we don't have to re/move them.

But I'm sure if we got hit by a tornado we wouldn't be allowed to rebuild the porches where they are now.
Yeah its pretty bad. He has a house across the street thats about to fall down. I told him damn just let it fall it'll be easier to build fresh. (2015) He was like nah then we aren't allowed to build a house there. lol
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I'm thinking about 3 trailer choices. First I have a 2000 gvwr 4'x8' 30 year old utility trailer from Home Depot. I want to build a box on it for camp cooking and gear hauling, maybe a small sleep area. Basically a teardrop, but I want it to be able to go offroad. So I was thinking about building that old trailer up with new Timbren suspension, bigger 15" tires (it has 12s now), then build a box with a rear hatch for cookware and a top rack for Kayaks.
The other choice would be to buy a new 5x8 enclosed cargo trailer and just use it pretty much as is, maybe add shocks. There are two trailers I'm looking at, a V-nose with a flat roof, and a more traditional rounded top, rounded front. The V nose is a little less expensive and has more interior room and easier to modify and insulate. I assume the rounded one is more aerodynamic but either would sit pretty well behind the tow vehicle maybe a foot higher. Although I may be able to fit kayaks inside then rather than on the roof.
Building up my existing trailer will actually cost similar to what a brand new 5x8 V-nose is. But the build would actually have a better suspension setup and I could probably even match the wheels and tires on the tow vehicle. The new trailer would be bigger which is good and bad. I definitely could make a sweet camper with 5Wx8Lx5H of space and could do it and get it on the road much faster than tearing down and building up the old. Also then could keep the old for hauling trash and compost a few times a year.
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