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Old 04-04-2017, 06:00 PM   #1
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Need a space to park

We have a 2000 Thomas flat nose and haven't been able to secure parking to start the conversion. Does anyone know of some where or someone in the DC, MD or VA area?
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:55 AM   #2
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A placed has been secured
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:44 AM   #3
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Good to hear! What did you end up with, and how far is it from where you live?
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:54 PM   #4
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Good job getting something so quick!

For anyone else with the same problem, I posted on Craigslist that I was looking for somewhere to store/work on my bus and got quite a few replies. Ended up paying 40/month to keep it parked in a secure space behind a business.
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:36 AM   #5
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We thought we secured a place to park on a friend's inlaws property but when the time came they bailed out. Then I posted several ads on Craigslist. We got a few resposes lol one being as high as $1400 a month to park then they tried $1000. Not trying to pay a mortgage. I took a chance on reaching out to a few different parking lots with the big dump trucks and one came through at $80 a week.
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We thought we secured a place to park on a friend's inlaws property but when the time came they bailed out. Then I posted several ads on Craigslist. We got a few resposes lol one being as high as $1400 a month to park then they tried $1000. Not trying to pay a mortgage. I took a chance on reaching out to a few different parking lots with the big dump trucks and one came through at $80 a week.
a week?
where the hell do you live?
$320 a month to store it is a ripoff, man.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:16 AM   #7
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That's Northern Virginia for you. If you know of anywhere cheaper were open.
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That's Northern Virginia for you. If you know of anywhere cheaper were open.
IDK, but I'd just sell it as opposed to paying nearly 4 grand a year to store it. Maybe buy some land and try again. Just MY thoughts on it... Not trying to discourage you but the money you're paying is sick. You could probably buy some crappy land outside town and pay less per month to finance that land.
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IDK, but I'd just sell it as opposed to paying nearly 4 grand a year to store it. Maybe buy some land and try again. Just MY thoughts on it... Not trying to discourage you but the money you're paying is sick. You could probably buy some crappy land outside town and pay less per month to finance that land.
You don't know DC. Land anywhere around here (within a 2 hr commute) that isn't a Superfund site is $125K/ac. That's One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars An Acre. If it is a Superfund site, it's only $80K/acre. You own some of that, what are you gonna tell some schmuck with a bus?

That price is not too bad. Consider that the OP could only be there 6 months if he hustles with the conversion. I've been checking the few RV storage sites closer than Frederick or Fredericksburg and they are in that range with "No work on it" policies. One even had a "No converted buses" rule. To store it. for $400/mo.

That's one of the many reasons that my motto is "Get me the f**k outta here!" even if I am a native son.
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I'd convert it somewhere else then. Seems like if I lived in that area I'd just get out yesterday and be done. Didn't realize folks were so used to that sort of thing.
My "lot rent" is I smoke a doob with my friend whos land I'm using.

I'm buying a lil quarter acre lot to build buses on here in FL. The whole property will set me back $4500 cash. Maybe you could find something like that.
Sorry you're stuck in that odd, expensive parallel universe!!

Hit up SuperDave. He's in VA and may know of somewhere you could do this and save thousands.
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