Step 1: Move trailer!
The trailer is up close to cabin #2, on dirt, with the tires rapidly going flat. No way to get a truck in close to the trailer hitch, so difficult to move.
I found a local guy with a bobcat to scoot the trailer sideways away from the cabin so that a truck could get in close enough to the hitch to move the trailer back and away from the cabin.
Step 2: Level the area in preparation for a concrete slab.
Almost forgot... prior to leveling the area, we built a small retaining wall with railroad ties to keep the soil from moving toward the cabin.
Step 3: Pour the slab and run electric, water and septic lines.
Step 4: Move trailer back on slab
A little tricky, since the trailer hitch needs to be very close to the cabin. Time for the bobcat again!
Drum roll please... the finished product! Trailer on a new concrete slab. This weekend I installed concrete piers under the trailer that take the weight off the tires and provide permanent, stable support.
Step 5? Clean and rehab the trailer, do some additional landscaping, but that's about it. Other than the trailer, the property is ready for AirBNB, RV site rental, or whatever opportunities present themselves!
Hard to see in this photo, but adjacent to the trailer are a water valve, 110 and 220 electrical outlets, and septic hookup. It will allow electric and water to the trailer, as well as future guests with trailers and motor homes. If anyone is interested in a 5-acre desert RV site very near Joshua Tree National Park, please let me know!!
|View from behind the property, looking north towards the 29 Palms Marine Base|