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stephaniev
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December 13, 2008 2:35 am  

Does STX have any motorhomes? What about bringing one over?


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aschultz
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December 13, 2008 3:01 am  

There is no where to use it. Its not that big of a island.


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December 13, 2008 3:08 am  

My guess is that the termites would find it within two weeks and the whole rig would be totally infested within six months.


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December 13, 2008 6:24 am  

Not to mention hurricanes...


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Tippi
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December 13, 2008 12:17 pm  

There is a defunct one on Mountain Top...Looks like it was parked there and hasn't moved in years.


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stephaniev
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December 13, 2008 4:35 pm  

it's not for camping,it's as primary residence.


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aschultz
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December 13, 2008 10:34 pm  

You would need to park it on someones property because there is no public park for that. You would also need somewhere to put it in the event of a hurricane or you could wake up in Cuba.


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December 13, 2008 11:19 pm  

You can ship a motorhome here and it will become a grand topic of conversation as you negotiate the roads ,hills, curves and switchbacks. Its final resting place will elicit even more interest - please bring one so we can all have another "Did You See That" moment.


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beachy
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December 13, 2008 11:31 pm  

there's on a lot in cotton valley, just up the side road from the firehouse. Appears that they are living in it while building a house. Haven't met them, but might stop someday--when I'm back on island..


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Betty
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December 14, 2008 12:52 pm  

And yet we have a large trailer park on stx, never thought I'd see that when I moved here.


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December 14, 2008 1:07 pm  

If I remember correctly, some were brought in after hurricanes for temp. housing. It's scary enough being in a bad storm in a concrete building. Would imagine going to a shelter would be necessary.


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December 14, 2008 4:22 pm  

I'm thinking it might not be so bad in a hurricane. You could drive it to a "safe" place, for instance, I have a space between a large concrete wall and a concrete building that is just about the right size to just fit a motorhome. You can also tie it down or make arrangements with someone with a shed or something. My mother had a trailer on the coast of NC that she would tie down for storms. It's still standing after about 30 years. It was always on a permanent foundation though, not just on wheels or blocks, etc.

Anyone remember...how did Peppertree fare in Hugo and/or Marilyn? They seem to have done OK in Omar.


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December 14, 2008 5:00 pm  

Not easy moving those things here on STT though. There are a few by town but they're between buildings. One is down by LC Milliner.


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December 14, 2008 6:29 pm  

You can ship a motorhome here and it will become a grand topic of conversation as you negotiate the roads ,hills, curves and switchbacks. Its final resting place will elicit even more interest - please bring one so we can all have another "Did You See That" moment.

gawd i am laffin my insides out right now......

give thanks exit.

SIs Irijah


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December 14, 2008 6:54 pm  

I''ve been here for one hurricane, Omar and I'm here to tell you, I would NOT have wanted to be in a motor home, no way, no how!!!


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Juanita
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December 14, 2008 7:50 pm  

I suppose with any luck (bad) you could wind up in Kansas!


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Peggy
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December 16, 2008 3:59 pm  

Back in the 80's there was a motor home on St C. Owner use to drive it all over the place! Was very scary!!!


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CodyTX
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December 16, 2008 4:20 pm  

I would have loved to have seen that, lol


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stephaniev
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December 18, 2008 2:29 pm  

you guys are great! it's like talking to old friends for advice!! IF we brought it over it would be on STX,aren't there large storage spaces available at 7 flags?(for when we need to leave it or lock it away)


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Betty
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December 18, 2008 2:37 pm  

I doubt there are ones large enough or rather tall enough. You'd be better off storing it stateside. Because 9 times out of 10 storage is MUCH cheaper stateside. Also unless you live in a humid salty climate it will also be better stateside. You will probably have some mechinal problems from it sitting so long but you will have that in stx plus the damage the salt air will do to motorhome, with all the metal and electronics on those it will be a nighmare. Plus your plumbing, do you have metal pipes? Everyone uses pvp here because metal takes a beating here. Not really sure what the plumbing situation is on a motorhome. 🙂


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December 18, 2008 2:59 pm  

I'm thinking it's a pretty nifty idea. Think of it as a combo car/boat as far as maintenance goes. Lots of both of those on island. All the systems would be like a boat. You could even have solar panels, etc. Drive down to the marina for a pump out as needed, visit the car wash as needed to keep the salt build up to a minimum. What size are you talking about? Do you have a spot to park? Will it be a problem with the neighbors? Our neighborhood restrictions are a bit loose, but it may not be popular with the neighbors.


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December 18, 2008 4:55 pm  

For the price of buying, shipping and storing a motor home you could get a great rental or a cheap house. Why would you want to live in a winnebago ?


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December 18, 2008 5:20 pm  

Yeah, it kind of sounds cool to me, too. The hurricane thing is a little scary, but assuming you had somewhere to ride out bad weather, had a place to park it, and assuming that the cost of bringing it wasn't really huge (and factoring in the cost of total destruction if the weather got nasty), I could see it being really useful. I am really looking forward to folks coming up with cheap, viable shelter options here, avoiding the astronomical costs of building the regular way

Ilo


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stephaniev
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December 18, 2008 11:18 pm  

see, my thoughts are using for housing because I did spend 5 months on island this summer and housing costs vs. wages are amazing! how do people make it? parking it on a beach somewhere every few days and of course having a boat is where we get our entertainment so alot of the time it would be stored. The motorhome is and old one so no worries of it getting torn up and shipping will be slightly about the same of a large van etc. it's short. so who knows,just an idea I was contemplating.


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Juanita
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December 19, 2008 12:43 am  

A while back there was a thread that talked about not being able to ship old cars to the islands. I don't remember if anybody actually answered the question of why, but before you get serious about it, you might need to check with the appropriate agency or shipping companies.


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