Something about September that gets me in the serious mood to build. The sun’s not so strong, the air’s crisp, and probably there’s an instinctual feeling about getting a shelter built before the winter. I guess I’m not the only one, as these folks are raising the cab-over bedroom roof on their old motorhome. The woman told me she was tired of banging her head when she got up in the morning. It seems there’s a little underground remodeling business among homeless folk: her “builder” had arrived via bicycle. Looks like he knows what he’s doing too.
Well, I’m at it too, and we finally broke ground on a little house I’m going build in the lot behind my house.
We excavated a couple of weeks ago, and as I write this, I can hear the foundation guys banging on their forms, getting ready for the pour in an hour or so. I’ve lined up a knowledgeable carpenter to take the lead, but I’m going to be down there as much as I can too. I’ll try to keep the CC momentum going at full tilt. Multitasking! something I’m finally getting a bit better at.
So if you’ve ever thought about being a CC Contributor, this is the perfect time to build your first Curbside Classic. Send Submissions (text and pictures) to me via the Contact form. Somehow, I don’t see an extended trip in the Chinook on the horizon this fall.
While I can understand not wanting to bonk your head when getting up from the bunk, isn’t that going to make the truck even more susceptible to crosswinds? Or is the RV heavy enough to not make much of a difference?
Yes, the aerodynamics are not good, but then these folks don’t move, unless they’re forced to; and then maybe a few blocks or so. They live on the streets of Eugene.
I don’t think this thing has aerodynamics. More like a sail.
One of these days I’ll have to write about my ’57, ’68 C-10 or ’91 Caprice…but I’ve got my own house reno going on now…trying to finish within the year…it’s like a jigsaw puzzle but it’s all good.
Paul, Best of luck with the new house construction!