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SOLD!

 

Full price in less than a week to the first people to view the property. :D

 

Rare Opportunity for Tucson RV Property

2 Bedroom—1-1/2 Bathroom on ½ Acre

Mountain Views—Peaceful yet convenient to everything

 

 

 

Not only is this a once-in-a-Blue-Moon opportunity…it has a cool history as well.

 

Started in the mid-50’s by a group of intrepid AIRSTREAMERS, this property is rich with RV history.

 

Kicked out of Catalina State Park for overstaying their welcome in the mid-1950’s, the group of RV buddies decided to buy a 5-acre parcel of local ranch property as a coop.

 

The parcel was soon divided into eight ½ acre lots, with the right to have any type of RV on the property as well a mobile home.

 

Over the years, Pima County has grandfathered this ONE parcel in what

has become an extremely wonderful neighborhood of small acreages and horse properties, as the ONLY property allowing mobile homes.

 

So, you are in a beautiful and peaceful area on the edge of Marana and Oro Valley, with lovely homes, and this absolutely lovely piece of property where you can have your RV part-time, full-time, or not at all. Whatever you prefer.

 

The Coop is gated and very secure. There are NO HOA fees whatsoever,

and the yearly taxes are extremely low, totaling approximately $450 a year.

 

Up to two dogs are welcome. The only other requirement is that you be a “mature adult or couple, with no children living at home.” Children are absolutely welcome to visit however!

 

Now more details on our unique ½ acre…

 

We purchased the property this year with the intention of using it as a winter landing place for our RV. We saw all the potential and went full throttle remodeling to the extreme! And we love it.

 

So why are we selling? Blame it on the granddaughter! At only 2 years old she has captured our hearts so completely…and now she is going to have a little sister by the end of March. But they live in Washington DC.

 

We quickly realized we simply weren’t going to be here enough, so the next best thing is to find the perfect new owners who will love it too!

 

Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve done to the property since March 2015:

 

Cleared the ½ acre of dead trees and replanted approximately 16 new trees.

 

Re-landscaped and relocated cactus, plus adding more.

 

Installed all new automatic watering system to all plants.

 

Mobile Home:

 

  • Re-leveled and re-skirted
  • Pillars and Piers upgraded to current style
  • All windows replaced with double pane Argon Low-E windows
  • Two sliding glass doors added (Argon Low-E)
  • New Solid wood custom front door
  • Outside porch completely rebuilt and re-screened
  • New steps to front of the house
  • All new deluxe LVP throughout home
  • New ceiling fans in living area and both bedrooms
  • New lighting throughout

 

  • Roof has had 50-year Industrial Coating applied, which alsoincreases the insulation factor

 

  • Direct TV Dish on roof

 

  • All new kitchen with granite countertops, Hickory cabinets, LED lighting,under-cabinet color changing LED lighting, Composite Sink, GarbageDisposal, Glass tile backsplash, Oil Rubbed Bronze faucet.

 

  • All new bathroom including Hickory Cabinets, Granite Countertops, Vessel sink, All tile walk in shower, Oil Rubbed Bronze fixtures, new toilet, all new lighting including high-end light over sink, new fan.

 

  • Entire house was rewired to accommodate modern appliance needs.
  • Electrical service box was upgraded from 70 AMP to 125 AMP
  • Main service to the property was upgraded to 200 AMP
  • Power to casita was upgraded to 125 AMP
  • Gas water heater new in last few years
  • Septic was upgraded within last three years and pumped out in 2015.
  • House freshly painted inside and out

 

  • One full RV hookup

 

  • Second RV hookup has been stubbed in and area left clear for parking

 

  • New gate—new outdoor lighting

 

  • Within 1 mile of world famous Omni Golf Course
  • Within 5 miles of Costco, Target, Lowes, and Home Depot as well as major grocery stores and restaurants
  • Within 10 miles of Catalina State Park

 

Super quiet—yet convenient to everything with room for your friends to visit too!

 

These properties are often handed down within the family and are rarely available.

 

PHOTOS HERE IF PHOTOBUCKET WORKS!

 

http://s1172.photobucket.com/user/DogsGo2/slideshow/Tucson%20Property

 

Available now at $135,900

 

Call Ron at 503-501-6224 for more information

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  • 2 weeks later...

You have a beautiful place there. Were we closer to not-traveling mode, we'd sure take a look. Curious though as to how long your the grandfathered ability to have a mobile home in that area might be honored...

 

It might be helpful to put an address in so interested folks could check it out on Google Earth. Whenever we see something we're interested in, we like to see the satellite views.

 

Renee

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Thanks Renee.

 

The grandfathered ability remains intact for the duration. It's been

this way since the mid-50's when the community was established

and there is no reason it won't continue. The only stipulation is that

if one wanted to replace a mobile home, a new one has to be in

place within six months of removing the existing one. That is the

only thing that could endanger the mobile home designation.

 

In fact, it is such a firm designation, it is not allowed to

build a "sticks and bricks" home instead of a mobile home.

 

However is is allowed to have additional buildings (permitted) that are site built

such as guest casitas, garage, storage buildings, that type of thing.

 

I'll put an address in when we are ready--we are traveling at the moment

and didn't want people driving by or trying to gain access (gated community)

until we are there to show it.

 

We included some general area parameters to indicate the extremely

nice area it is located in (one mile from the Omni Golf Course).

 

We expect to include the address by the end of November.

 

All the very best!

 

Tina

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Very interested as well, and as mentioned, even a google earth link to the area would be helpful.

 

Exactly how old is the current MH? Brand? What is the heating and cooling situation? Water source?

 

Any photos or additional information on the casita?

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Hi Yarome, thanks for your interest.

 

The issue with the Google earth link is it is at least a decade

behind as far as the images.

 

The current mobile home is 1977 Hillcrest--but as you can see,

we have completely remodeled it--we gutted it and redid just

about everything from new doors and windows to floors to

wiring, LED lighting, ceiling fans, appliances, skirting, screened in porch and more.

 

We also did a 50-year industrial coating on the roof.

 

We liked the vintage history of the mobile--so we just went

for it!

 

The heating is is a gas furnace and there is an evaporative

cooler in excellent condition. We never planned to be there

in the summer (after the remodeling!) so that is more than

adequate.

 

The water is city water.

 

Electric is TEP--and ALL upgraded.

 

Comcast Internet and Direct TV.

 

The casita is brick, about 12 x 18.

It has been completely rewired and updated

to commercial grade 125 amp service. It is wired in conduit and can be

used for storage or guest quarters or office.

 

There is currently a 1/2 bathroom in the casita.

We were planning to put in a full bathroom, which

would be very easy to do.

 

It is freshly painted on the outside,

has all new low-e glass windows, a new door

with window with mini-blinds between the glass

panes, and a new security screen door. Also two

new porch lights were wired in as well (hand-painted

Mexican sconce lights shown in the photo array)

 

There is adequate lighting inside--and other than

that it is pretty much a blank slate to do whatever

you want with.

 

I don't have any interior photos of the casita right now

and we are in Florida--so I will post interior photos of

it when we get back to Arizona.

 

The casita is very handy to the RV parking and

the mobile home, so it makes a nice compound.

 

There is also a carport we converted to a garden

ramada--with new ceiling fan and power, as well

as two new outdoor lights with hand painted

Mexican sconce lights.

 

Happy to answer any other questions you might have.

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Thank you for the address. It's helpful just to be able to see the local area, but you're right, "earth view" photos are generally very outdated, but street views are typically updated more often. Unfortunately, they don't extend beyond the lazy 8 ranch gate. Would it be possible for you to take some property line photos of the property itself, as well as the surrounding views of the local neighborhood/area?

 

It's situated right between two of my 'playgrounds' (Coronado & Gila), which perks my interest.

 

The address is not very exact on the actual property though. Could you explain exactly which is yours? The corner lot @ Lobo and Hopdown?

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We are not on the corner of Hopdown. Hopdown is several properties past us. Our "corner" is the entry drive into

the Lazy 8 and Lobo. Keep in mind the properties here are anywhere from 1 to 5 acres each--so there is plenty

of privacy and space between homes.

 

I have posted 58 photos in photobucket to give a very good overview of our property.

 

If you're interested in viewing it, we'd be more than happy to schedule an appointment for you.

 

Thanks!

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We are not on the corner of Hopdown. Hopdown is several properties past us. Our "corner" is the entry drive into

the Lazy 8 and Lobo. Keep in mind the properties here are anywhere from 1 to 5 acres each--so there is plenty

of privacy and space between homes.

 

I have posted 58 photos in photobucket to give a very good overview of our property.

 

If you're interested in viewing it, we'd be more than happy to schedule an appointment for you.

 

Thanks!

Why all the stealth? Let me ask the question, it looks as if there are 4 lots on the east side and 4 on the west side of the entry gated road. Which lot is yours? 2nd on the west or 2nd on the east side of the entry road? Or is it another lot? It really isn't that hard to describe something you are trying to sell? Thanks in advance...

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Well that's just amusing.

 

"All the stealth?" Hardly. In fact I've been quite transparent.

 

I've posted 60 photos of the property including several street views which is what the previous question was about.

 

I've posted the address INCLUDING what space we are in. #1.

 

That's the first lot on the east side of the entrance with mountain views.

 

No stealth here whatsoever, and we are available both by posting here, PM or phone.

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I have to admit I am a little confused as well. It "appears" as though Hopdown runs North & South along the back property lines of the 4 lots on the West side with the street side West lot bordered by Hopdown and Lobo.

 

"Hopdown is several properties past us" is confusing me. ;)

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I've posted the address INCLUDING what space we are in. #1.

 

That's the first lot on the east side of the entrance with mountain views.

 

Got it. That makes sense. It's just that when you search the address on google earth it plants a pin in the center of the 8 lots (3120 W.) and does not distinguish actual lot #'s.

 

The photos of the road are helpful to get a feel for the neighborhood, but without knowing where the photos where taken from it doesn't help distinguish which lot is which. :)

 

Now I know. Thank you!

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Well good, you're welcome.

 

And just to be as crystal clear as possible...

 

Hopdown is WEST of our entrance driveway, further down Lobo Road.

It is actually a very long driveway on the West side of this little community

that runs along the backside of four of the lots on the west side.

 

That's not the side we are on, and there are several properties along that

long drive i.e. Hopdown.

 

But obviously, If someone is seriously interested in seeing exactly how the

property is laid out, positioned, constructed,and arranged, all you have

to do is make an appointment to come see it for yourself instead of trying

to figure it all out 100% from online mapping programs and photos.

 

When we found the property, we were in Washington DC. Yes, we looked

at photos and maps. And then my husband got on a plane and flew here

to see it, and bought it.

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Hi Joe,

 

We have a 45' Renegade with a very long turning radius (built on a Freightliner

heavy duty truck chassis) I'm the driver (husband is legally blind) and I pull it straight into

the RV parking space on the property through our 24' gate.

 

When it's time to leave, I back it out onto the access road of the community and depart

through the main coop entrance gate.

 

However, it would be very easy to make a circular driveway on the property, so

you could enter and depart whichever direction you prefer. We intentionally left

a large area clear for either that purpose or to install a second RV hookup for

guests.

 

So for example you could enter "head first" directly from Lobo with the

addition of another gate...or you could back in from Lobo through the

same potentially second gate.

 

Or you could drive in the way I do now, and go around a circular driveway to depart

directly onto Lobo.

 

Might have to trim a few tree branches for a circular driveway, but it is entirely

possible to do.

 

One of our coop neighbors who has less maneuvering room than we do has

a 40' fifth wheel in his driveway.

 

There would be plenty of room for your size rig with any of these solutions.

 

Food for thought.

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What could you tell me about the property between your East property line and the chicken feed plant? Do you happen to know what the zoning is or who owns it?

 

The surrounding area is as important to me as the property itself. I can of course find out, but asking is free, right? ;) I do have a guy in Eloy that is going to be going down and driving the area this weekend for me. I'll PM additional after that.

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Chicken feed plant?

 

Don't know anything about that and haven't seen anything like that.

 

The neighbor down the street has a few chickens in a coop--they sell

fresh eggs from time to time--and there are horse

properties here. This is all zoned rural/residential.

 

If you want to keep going with google--google some of the homes for sale

in this area. Most of them are in the 300K to 500K and up range.

 

Surrounding area is of the utmost importance to us as well. Very fussy about

that and would not have property next to anything questionable, unsightly,

noisy, or smelly.

 

We look forward to hearing from you after your friend checks out the neighborhood for you.

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I love the area, but from the Google Maps view, it appears that while you could pull a 5th wheel trailer straight in, you would not be able to turn it around.

 

Joe

 

In all my years I've never met a fellow camper who thought that was an important factor in looking at a property. I suppose if it was an estate or farm property, well then yes. Sheesh.

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In all my years I've never met a fellow camper who thought that was an important factor in looking at a property. I suppose if it was an estate or farm property, well then yes. Sheesh.

Sorry Spindrift,

 

We just purchased a 2016 DRV Mobile Suites 43' Atlanta. If I were seriously considering a property, you can bet you last dollar that having room for our rig would rank right up there. I am not interested in storing it offsite.

 

It would be no different from your needs and wants versus mine. What is important to you might not be a bid deal to me.

 

Joe

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