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Trailer goes here! This is another cleared area very close to the powerline road and the gate. We'll put the trailer here temporarily.
A friend sold us this 6.3 KW generator, which they bought for Y2K. It runs on propane, but had never been used so we ran it in our driveway in San Diego with 3 space heaters for 4 hours to break it in!
We bought a used 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 pickup truck, loaded up the generator and saved $500 freight costs by driving to Point Arena ourselves.
For temporary living, we bought a 30-foot fifth-wheel 3-season trailer. La Mesa RV delivered it for us so we didn't need a monster truck.
The pickup truck, trailer, and generator on the property.
The trailer is located close to the fence gate, which is great for avoiding the powerline road in messy, rainy winter weather!
Chipper and the chips spread over the mud at the trailer site near the fence gate
DR Chipper will handle 4-1/2 inch logs like those at bottom left
Chips spread around trailer site to keep down mud; note different kinds of tree limbs produce different chips -- darkest are redwood, green are pine boughs, whiter chips are madrone
Finally, a sunny break dried up the land allowing us to get a tow-truck to move the trailer down the half-mile driveway to the home site
Off and towing . . .
Some parts of the road are not smooth, but hey, that trailer suspension works really well, eh?
The tightest corner . . .
Positioning the trailer on the home site, not too close to the brush piles, on a somewhat level spot and leaving enough room for delivery trucks to turn around and space to build a view home
Trailer, generator and truck at the home site as the fog starts to roll in and obscure the sunset
Panoramo of first evening at the home site with trailer positioned; that's fog obscuring the ocean and some of the trees (scroll horizontally to view entire panorama)