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      10-08-2019, 01:57 PM   #89
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I seem to notice the trend that the more you have to pay for a house, the more vagrants you have sleeping on your sidewalks. Right LA/SanFran?
We solve that issue by not having sidewalks.
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We solve that issue by not having sidewalks.
Nobody sleeping on the parkway in my neighborhood.

But then what do we do about the Winnebagos?????
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We solve that issue by not having sidewalks.
What's a vagrant? My neighbor to one side is 400+ acres of wooded county parkland, and my other neighbor is 2,000+ acres of state forest. The only vagrants going through our garbage cans are named Yogi and BooBoo, and you should see them city folks run when they suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of the food chain!!!!!
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What's a vagrant? My neighbor to one side is 400+ acres of wooded county parkland, and my other neighbor is 2,000+ acres of state forest. The only vagrants going through our garbage cans are named Yogi and BooBoo, and you should see them city folks run when they suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of the food chain!!!!!
Black or brown? Because black bear,


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Well - I've not spent a winter up here yet, but from what I understand - snowshoes are required. Neighbor who lives down the hill about 1/4 mile says that once or twice a year, you need to park at the bottom of the road and hike it. Most folks just leave their quads down at the bottom of the road in the winter and use those to get up to their homes if it gets bad. That's my plan. The road (which is basically my driveway) is about 1.5 miles and has about 1,100 ft of elevation climb. House sits at roughly 5,500 ft +/- 500 depending on where you are on the property.
I almost got some of these, and I don't even have anything super steep on my commute! These would be 100% on my truck if I was you.

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      10-08-2019, 03:10 PM   #94
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I almost got some of these, and I don't even have anything super steep on my commute! These would be 100% on my truck if I was you.

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LOL!

Well....

1) I don't own a truck. I don't even own an AWD. 1 FWD and 2 RWD.
2) I live in a state park, so the roads are very well maintained up to my 'driveway'.
3) I would think that my quad bike will suffice for the few days a year I would have any issue, and it probably costs less than just the install labor on those thing.


Pretty badass, though.
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LOL!

Well....

1) I don't own a truck. I don't even own an AWD. 1 FWD and 2 RWD.
2) I live in a state park, so the roads are very well maintained up to my 'driveway'.
3) I would think that my quad bike will suffice for the few days a year I would have any issue, and it probably costs less than just the install labor on those thing.


Pretty badass, though.
You're not trying hard enough. I live in Seattle were it snows once every 10 years and it melts the next day, yet I'm 100% certain I NEED one of these setups for the Delica. "Need", "Want", bah, really just the same thing right?
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LOL!

Well....

1) I don't own a truck. I don't even own an AWD. 1 FWD and 2 RWD.
2) I live in a state park, so the roads are very well maintained up to my 'driveway'.
3) I would think that my quad bike will suffice for the few days a year I would have any issue, and it probably costs less than just the install labor on those thing.


Pretty badass, though.
From what I remember when I was researching, they are good on pavement as long as it is below freezing, and they are just bolt on (hence the large circle up top) so the installation would be nil and could just be left on all winter.

Also - not just for trucks!
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The question arises now - will they fit the 360 Spider?
100% yes. I want to see that...
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I dig living in the midwest, however prices here are creeping up into the 'stupid' category as well. The wife and I are in early in the process of building our retirement home, custom 2500 sq ft ranch, walkout, 3 garage stalls, 0.6 acre wooded lot, somewhere between 400-500k when all is said and done.
How the flying fuck can you build a house for that price??
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Here is my past 4yrs of tax bills since I built the house in early 2015. This is my home in town, not the one pictured above. We now rent it out.

I feel obliged to remind you that we also have no state income tax.
For fuck's sake where is this???? Jesus we get reamed up here.
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How the flying fuck can you build a house for that price??
I see you are from Canada. This is because Canada charges a premium to live in a country where it gets so cold for a few months that it actually hurts to breathe outside.

Construction costs and land in some parts of the States is very economical. Watch some of the flip shows even - you'd be surprised.
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For fuck's sake where is this???? Jesus we get reamed up here.
Tennessee.

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How the flying fuck can you build a house for that price??
LOL. Mine was substantially less than that, was 3,750sf (348 sq. meters), on 7 acres (2.8 hectares).

For additional clarity. Here is my view from the front porch:
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How the flying fuck can you build a house for that price??
You can in many, many states besides like Cali, FL, NY and some other coastal states
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Brother in law just built a house, 3200 square feet, finished based, I would say high end finishes, not insane but still, very high. Topped out at over $1M.

We are just doing a kitchen and a few other things and it's 100K.
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We are just doing a kitchen and a few other things and it's 100K.
I paid less than that for my 7 acres of land. lol.
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We are just doing a kitchen and a few other things and it's 100K.
Yes, but that's $100K Canadian, which is something like $1.68 US (we still have pennies on this side of the border) if my conversion math is correct.....
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I was waiting on this. I feel a photoshop job would be sufficient for my curiosity.
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Black or brown? Because black bear,
Mostly black bears, although they should also be called brown bears because of the color that tourist's underwear turns when they see one staring them down.

My DW used to work outdoors with a bunch of city folks. If one of them saw a chipmunk rustling leaves, they would yell "snake!" and the whole lot of them could break Usain Bolt's 400 meter record scurrying to run away.....
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I agree that most of LA is an overrated overcrowded shithole. The livable areas are Calabasas, Malibu, Palos Verdes, and most of OC.
The houses I listed were in Venice, Marina Del Ray, and Santa Monica. Hardly shithole areas, and there were many in the 900K-1.5mil range.

Expensive to be sure, but not the 2.4mil prices you were posting.
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Hmmm..

1) My location is one of the fastest small towns in the United States. We've seen a 50% increase in population within the last 12 years.

2) One of the largest companies on earth has it's world headquarters here, employing over 12,000 people at this one location with the average wage of $64,200/yr and over 500 employees making more than $150,000 per year and more than 50 making over $1,000,000 per year.

3) My employer has no one on my floor making less than $100K and many making several million per year.

4) The elementary school in my district is ranked as the number one school in the state and one of the top 25 in the entire country. Our local high school is also ranked extremely high.

5) I traveled to LA many times during previously for board meetings. While housing is extremely expensive in that area, your numbers are ridiculously inflated. There are plenty of very nice houses in excellent areas for far less than $2-4 million dollars. This took me about 2 minutes:
I agree that most of LA is an overrated overcrowded shithole. The better areas are Calabasas, Malibu, Palos Verdes, and a decent chunk of the OC.

It's amazing the lengths people will go to to live in SoCal. LA and Inland are mostly junk, depressing, and far from "real" California yet people will pay ridiculous prices to live there.
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