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Old 02-09-2013, 05:22 AM   #1
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Ok I give up its time to build a garage!
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:43 AM   #2
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What made your mind up?
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:43 AM   #3
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Go for it and send us lots of PIC's. Build it big enough for what you want to park in it, then add enough more to the size to store a man's stuff. Junk as the DW calls it. Jim
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:33 AM   #4
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Ok I give up its time to build a garage!
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I envy the heck out of you bud. I have the next best thing, a driver under cover. It keeps the "SUN" off the big girl and the rain too. (we don't get any of the "white" stuff where we live). It's only one of those swap meet pole/canvas type covers but, it's way better than nothing.

A very good friend of mine has a "DOUBLE" RV garage next to his house in AZ and wow, what a nice setup. he's got room for EVERYTHING in there. Talk about the "ultimate man cave" wow, that's the ticket.

Anyway, get lots of pics from start to finish. One of these days we're going to leave this rot gut state of CA and go to some place where it's much easier to live and I'll have one too. Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:05 AM   #5
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You will love it and you'll be amaied jow much time you will spend there. Here's food for thought
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #6
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You will love it and you'll be amaied jow much time you will spend there. Here's food for thought
Now that is Bragging! We built 30 x50 wish I had room for 40 x60.Put door on end 2 ft from west wall 14x14 and have room for other stuff and I do mean stuff on other sde all metal and insulation 40 to 90 degree winter to summer.No restriction's in Texas.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:40 AM   #7
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Best thing you can do is keep the rigs covered.We put up a 30x50 with a 14 foot lean on the side for around $16000.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #8
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Here's mine. Be sure to make the doors high enough. I recommend 14'0".
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #9
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Definitely need pictures when you start.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:42 PM   #10
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I highly recommend a garage for the coach although there are alot of guys like me that have big warehouses and are willing to rent you safe and secure heated space. I keep mine inside and always have plenty of other guys that store with me and that helps pay my expenses....heat, taxes, water...etc.
If this is not available than I would absolutely build what you need to keep her inside.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:45 PM   #11
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Keeps it clean dry and free of damage caused by the elements!
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:59 PM   #12
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I have a 24' x 48' metal pole barn, room enough for two RVs. The doors currently slide one over the other. I'm thinking about putting electric doors as it is a pain opening and closing them. I have my second car which I do not drive during the Michigan winter weather in the other half. The height at the door is very close to 13'.
Would welcome any suggestions for an electric doors - type, cost, installation...
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:38 PM   #13
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We just completed building a 50x50 wooden pole barn that was designed to house our last RV and now our current ordered 37LS outlaw. When we were in the planning stage, our builder (National Barn - a great company to work with) helped us to understand that building for the next RV not the current one was key to being satisfied with our decision. We thought long and hard about what size our next RV would be. This helped us ensure that we had a building that would fit into our future. The cost was minimal to increase the length rather than having to add on in the future. We also had the electrical system capable to include a 50amp service outlet. The center door is 15 feet and easily accommodates the height of the vehicle. The only thing we could not include was a connection to our septic system to dump waste. We would highly recommend National Barn - the were very reasonable and have been featured on the Extreme Home Makeover tv show. They have locations all over the USA.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #14
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Just before I retired in 2009, Our dealership traded in a 1993 Allegro. It had been kept in a garage since new. The owner had been a traditional camper. (used it a few weeks a year) Anytime it was not being used it was kept in the garage. It was unbelievable how the fiberglass shown like new and the interior had no fading. ( although the teal green did date it.)It sold me on RV garages.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #15
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Here's mine. Be sure to make the doors high enough. I recommend 14'0".
This is why I have a barn to keep the motorhome in. After Friday's weather. Picture is looking down from the barn to the back of the house.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #17
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johnnrr thanks for the info.that garage looks great and would look even better if i had one like it!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:48 PM   #18
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My building is only 40X44 and it should be bigger!!!! Mostly longer not wider. You'd think a 44 foot long building would be plenty long for a 40 foot motorhome but you do need a few feet at each end. I tend to leave the tow bar hitch in the receiver and that uses a couple of feet and at the other end I have shelves so the 44 foot is marginal for the 40 foot RV. I'd suggest building larger than you think you need.
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RV Garage

Built this garage with the RV bay 48 X 20 ft w/electric 14' H overhead door. Have enough room to open slides on both sides at same time.
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I had designed a garage last year after a freak snow storm in October that dumped a foot and a half of snow on us. I got a few quotes and nearly choked on the price. Due to covenants in my development and my desire for a man cave above it, a steel building was not in the cards. After yesterdays 24 inches of snow I am bitting the bullet. I am building a 32X52 garage. It will have a 12x14 door for the motorhome and a 10x10 beside it. The back wall will have a 10x10 door opposite the one on the front. Natural gas heat, (no more winterizing it) 100 amp electrical service. The exterior will match our existing house, detached garage and shed. Since I have an artesian well in back for our sprinkler system I will be moving it from my unheated garage to the new garage so I have water for the Motorhome and bathroom. The inside will be all pine tongue and groove boards both upstairs and downstairs. Second floor will be 18x52 with recessed can lights and a bathroom. Both gable ends will have double windows. to match the house. First floor will have two man doors and one window (left over mis-measure from replacing all the windows in my house last year). It will be 2x6 construction with trusses. The foundation will be two feet above grade with 14 foot studs for an inside finished height of 16 feet. Floor will be 6 inch fiber reinforced concrete. I'll probably paint the floor to complete the look. Driveway will be 32 feet wide at the garage for 30 feet gradually tapering out to 14 feet wide at the street.
Since we are on a septic system here I will have a dump station added for those boondocking returns home.

I figured if I was going to do it I would kick myself later if I didn't do it right from the start. It will be expensive but what the heck you can't take it with you! DW doesn't quite see it the same way, but I'm sure she will love it when it is done.
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