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Old 10-07-2018, 05:43 PM   #1
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full hookups inside airplane hangar

What are your thoughts on putting full hookups inside an airplane hangar on our property? The hangar would be a metal building with concrete floor, large hangar bifold door, some smaller doors on opposite wall from the hangar door. We are building a hangar home (hangar with living quarters) and want to live in our 5th wheel while the residential portion is being finished out.

Our other option is to put the full hookups on the exterior of the hangar, under a carport roof, open on three sides (with a hangar wall on the fourth side).

Location will be in East Texas (Van Zandt County).

Thank you in advance for your feedback.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:17 PM   #2
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WOW! My head is swimming with possibilities!

One question though, if you have the trailer inside, is it possible it could it interfere with your primary goal: A hanger home?
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:25 PM   #3
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WOW! My head is swimming with possibilities!

One question though, if you have the trailer inside, is it possible it could it interfere with your primary goal: A hanger home?
My thought was if he'd have enough room for the plane and the trailer while the residential was being built.
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:35 PM   #4
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WOW! My head is swimming with possibilities!

One question though, if you have the trailer inside, is it possible it could it interfere with your primary goal: A hanger home?
There would be plenty of room. :-) It will be a fairly large structure with a small residence. The airplane would not be in there at that time. Not until spring.
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What are your plans once you get the airplane? May want to put hookup where they are available inside or outside as needed. Perhaps a small door with hookups inside, so you can access them from either side.
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:55 PM   #6
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What are your plans once you get the airplane? May want to put hookup where they are available inside or outside as needed. Perhaps a small door with hookups inside, so you can access them from either side.


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Old 10-07-2018, 07:59 PM   #7
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What are your plans once you get the airplane? May want to put hookup where they are available inside or outside as needed. Perhaps a small door with hookups inside, so you can access them from either side.
Great suggestion! The hangar part will be large enough to accommodate the 5th wheel, a couple small airplanes, and some workshop space. The residence will take a little of the hangar and then jut out from the hangar to one side.

Do I have any worries with having the 5th wheel inside while it is being used? I assume I need to open the smaller building doors for ventilation. Anything else I need to consider?

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Great suggestion! The hangar part will be large enough to accommodate the 5th wheel, a couple small airplanes, and some workshop space. The residence will take a little of the hangar and then jut out from the hangar to one side.

Do I have any worries with having the 5th wheel inside while it is being used? I assume I need to open the smaller building doors for ventilation. Anything else I need to consider?

Thanks.
Not sure what potential effect having propane on and being used inside a building. Yes plenty of air circulation, but, with fuel In the planes not sure what the potential is for explosions. Also odors from black tanks etc has to be taken into account. You may want to live in it under the shed roof outside and keep everything away from the planes and shop. Running AC inside the building will also add heat, which you may not want.

Sounds like a fun project. In my previous life we did a couple of hanger/homes (cabinets). Assume your on a private strip.
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I say do it. No reason that you can't. Just make sure the hangar has plenty of air circulation so that black tank and sewer gases can escape and propane exhaust can escape. Should be great for keeping the weather off your 5er!
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Not sure what potential effect having propane on and being used inside a building. Yes plenty of air circulation, but, with fuel In the planes not sure what the potential is for explosions. Also odors from black tanks etc has to be taken into account. You may want to live in it under the shed roof outside and keep everything away from the planes and shop. Running AC inside the building will also add heat, which you may not want.

Sounds like a fun project. In my previous life we did a couple of hanger/homes (cabinets). Assume your on a private strip.
Ahhh....you have some good points. Thank you. They make some great RV shelters to protect them while still offering ventilation. I think that will be our plan now. And, yes, it is an airpark community. Dream location. We are super excited!
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