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Old 06-03-2017, 10:33 PM   #1
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Just Placed An Offer for Land

So, first time ever buying land, but I just placed an offer for 3 acres in the Hill Country. Beautiful property, high above a canyon which is a tributary of the Guadalupe River. Plan on building custom, not a huge house but something in the 2500sf range, including a 12 x 24 outbuilding with garage doors on both ends to house 'Past Tents'.

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Good for you and if that's what makes your heart sing... Hope it works out!
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Congratulations, Robert...well done! Three acres is just right.
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Equity without wheels! How many Escape's can it host...?
Hope it all works out and we all can congratulate you! (my fingers crossed for you)
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Hope it all works out and we all can congratulate you! (my fingers crossed for you)
Now there's a thought Marry!

Maybe an extra pad with 30 amp service....

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Good for you and if that's what makes your heart sing... Hope it works out!
Don't know if it's singing Donna, but it's beating faster than normal. Excited.
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Congratulations, Robert...well done! Three acres is just right.
Thanks Karen, we think so too. Any larger and there's too much maintenance.

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... including a 12 x 24 outbuilding with garage doors on both ends to house 'Past Tents'.
But what happens when Reace introduces the Escape 25'?
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Maybe an extra pad with 30 amp service....
A family in my area has a 3-acre property with a fair amount of open space, and have hosted an annual family gathering of RVs for several years. Apparently the event got too big, so they mowed an adjacent property of the same size which is entirely empty and had only been used as a horse pasture and shifted over there, so they now get about ten rigs for the event (and have room for more). But they don't seem to have any services...

I have heard of people having electrical service installed specifically for visiting RVs or for their own. We have a 50-amp outlet in the garage which a previous owner installed for a welder, but works for an RV with an extension cord. To avoid trenching, depending on the property layout an outlet on the house or garage wall - and maybe an available extension cord - might work.

A single 240-volt circuit to a sub-panel on a single post could support either one 50 A 240 V outlet or a pair of 30 A 120 V outlets, depending on who is visiting.
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So, first time ever buying land, but I just placed an offer for 3 acres in the Hill Country. Beautiful property, high above a canyon which is a tributary of the Guadalupe River. Plan on building custom, not a huge house but something in the 2500sf range, including a 12 x 24 outbuilding with garage doors on both ends to house 'Past Tents'.

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I know of someone who bought land here in the NW, built an "RV garage" that in addition to full service hookups, had a large living room, dining room and bedroom. They would use the kitchen and bathroom of the RV, but lived in the rest of the structure like a normal house. Thing is, they only paid taxes on their "out building" at a much lower rate than if it was classified as a dwelling. In the winter months they would head south to AZ. Theirs was a class A motor home, but still an intriguing idea.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:49 AM   #10
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A single 240-volt circuit to a sub-panel on a single post could support either one 50 A 240 V outlet or a pair of 30 A 120 V outlets, depending on who is visiting.
It's an interesting idea. I've never had to think about it before, since all my previous homes, including my present one, is on a small city lot. Ah, acreage!

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But what happens when Reace introduces the Escape 25'?
Meh. Too hard to get that into a remote campsite...
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