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Old 09-25-2016, 03:25 PM   #21
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I've never been to Florida so I've got a really stupid question....

Is most inland soil actually dirt or is the entire peninsula pretty much sand?
Oklahoma actually has a desert sand area in the Western panhandle, then very red clay soil around central Oklahoma City area.... Here in the east, we got DIRT & ROCKS!!!
Oklahoma so kool ! I was the only guy with an accent in the whole state when I was there

In Miami our house had regular black soil.
Here in Winter Haven, we got yellow sandy soil. In Ocala, my parents have black soil too.

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Old 09-25-2016, 04:05 PM   #22
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Big time red dirt!


Traveling west along I-40, you can see the color change from brown to red


Then further west, we have Little Sahara


And I live in southeast Oklahoma's Kiamichi Country
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Old 09-25-2016, 04:18 PM   #23
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I've never been to Florida so I've got a really stupid question....

Is most inland soil actually dirt or is the entire peninsula pretty much sand?
Oklahoma actually has a desert sand area in the Western panhandle, then very red clay soil around central Oklahoma City area.... Here in the east, we got DIRT & ROCKS!!!
Most of Florida is good, fertile, black soil.
Lots of sandy areas, too but nothing like the desert.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:05 PM   #24
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100% sandy soil here. But my house is a walk to the beach. The homes here must pump so much fertilizer into the grounds, and probably could run California dry in a week.
Lots of people just pull up the crappt grass sprouting up and she'll their entire driveway
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:45 PM   #25
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looks good man, I was actually looking at your pictures earlier.
nice idea.

did you buy the metal part and then added the wood yourself?
yes i bought 2 carports and put it on two knee walls made from 4x4's and 2x6's. very windy here in rye valley. got the big door from home depot for 662 bucks.8 new windows from craigs list for 600 bucks. wrapped it in metal for 1200 bucksi got a little over 5 grand in it. if i did it over again i would put a 12' wide door on the front, mirrors just clear the 10 ' door.
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If you're parking it at the Home Depot just move it around once in a while to a different spot. But definitely talk to the Manager before parking it. It never hurts to tell him that you'll be buying most of your stuff from that store anyway. I work at a Home Depot here in NY and that would definitely be the thing to do. No doubt that once the associates know what you're doing, you'll have visitors if you decide to build it right there (which isn't a bad idea)... maybe even a lending hand or two.
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It also depends on the local laws - the same reason why most Wal-Marts allow overnight parking for customers, but some don't. Some places might allow you to park it, but not to live in it.
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It also depends on the local laws - the same reason why most Wal-Marts allow overnight parking for customers, but some don't. Some places might allow you to park it, but not to live in it.
Wal Mart Mart Manager told me once that if their a stand alone Wal Mart then overniters welcome , If it's a shared parking lot with other business than no.
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Wal Mart Mart Manager told me once that if their a stand alone Wal Mart then overniters welcome , If it's a shared parking lot with other business than no.

the Walmart manager in my area said the city frowns upon it, and that walmart would be liable for crimes committed on their property.. ie drug activity, prostitution etc.. unless they prohibited RV / truck parking.. so they have signs posted everywhere however the "underlying" policy is that they dont actively run people off unless they are being a nuisance.. but that the signs show they are "not condoning" crime and are trying to "fight" it... unfortunately truckers were some of the worst offenders having their "sleeper babes"...

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