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Old 08-17-2015, 10:57 AM   #225
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My 40' deep shop was 2" deeper than I needed. We have a 37U Discovery and believe me it's not 37 feet long. I could go no longer than 38' 7" to get the garage door closed and that was touching the back wall. The actual size of the Discovery was 38'5". That was 2" of absolute bliss the first time I backed her in. No way a 12' door would work. I installed 14' doors and two radio antennas still hit backing in.
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:44 PM   #226
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50 x 90 x 16 tall.

12 wide x 14 tall doors. 12 wide is enough, but 14 wide would be better...
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:01 PM   #227
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...Build it with a 16' ceiling, even if just the center third of the ceiling, sloped down to 12' at the walls. That is how I did mine, but it is 36' wide. That gives me room to work on the roof, whenever I choose,, and a 13 or 14' tall door, so pretty much any RV will clear.

My door is 14' high, 16 wide.
I agree with CaptBill. I built mine the same way..over 16' center down to 14' or so on the sides. This enabled me to put a 14' roll up door with plenty of room left over. When door is down, I can work on top of the coach with no problem.

I did my door 12' wide..the cost of the 14x16 roll up door was way more than the more standard 12 wide door..and as I recall that would have required a custom truss build, not the standard. It's close, but it helps me practice my backing skills . I have about 8 to 10 inches on either side of the mirrors when going in.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:10 PM   #228
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If you were to build to the max of 1000' it would mean your shed would be somewhere around 25 X 40. That will give you an inside of about 23.5 X 38.5, less as you cannot park touching the walls.

Does your coach have slides? Do you plan on putting them out? Two coaches with the slides out will not give you much room to walk between.

You will need two doors or a very wide door to get two motorhomes in side by side.
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Gordon,
I have no reason to put the slide out when it's inside. The office is about 1.5 miles from home and I take it there to load up. I'll check on the 25' idea. Contractors always talk in even lengths and widths, so that 25' would probably be the same cost as a 26', but that makes sense and I'll call tomorrow.

Thanks for thinking through this with me.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:31 PM   #230
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I am considering building a pole barn behind my office building to store my Motorhome. It is a 34' National Seabreeze and is 11' 3" high. I would like to build one where I can store mine and rent out the other side to another Motorhome owner.
Now here is my dilemma. According to the township codes, I must stay under 1,000 square feet in order to avoid going through all kinds of water management restrictions. Anyone who has gone through that will tell you to stay away from that hassle.
So far I am considering building a 24 X 40 , with 14 sides, with a concrete floor. My Amish friend ( who builds pole barns all over the north east) tells me that I should be able to get by with a 12 high by 20 door. That would be tight, real tight, but should work.
I always believed that you should go bigger than you think you need ( be it a garage, shed etc.), however this 1,000 sq foot limitation has me in a box, no pun intended.
I am hoping you guys (and gals) who have built one can give me some much needed advice.
My 2 cents: Definitely go 14' tall door, for future value. I don't see how you can fit 2 RV's in there. You will want all the space to yourself. Mine is 30x48 and I wished it was much larger in less than a year... I had to get a dozen different BS permits to build mine since it was also on commercial land. Hopefully there is a way around your size restriction. Where there's a will there's a way!
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18x54 Addition 14/14 door, darn weather has been horrible so floor interior will wait til spring.
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:01 AM   #232
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I am considering building a pole barn behind my office building to store my Motorhome. It is a 34' National Seabreeze and is 11' 3" high. I would like to build one where I can store mine and rent out the other side to another Motorhome owner.
Now here is my dilemma. According to the township codes, I must stay under 1,000 square feet in order to avoid going through all kinds of water management restrictions. Anyone who has gone through that will tell you to stay away from that hassle.
So far I am considering building a 24 X 40 , with 14 sides, with a concrete floor. My Amish friend ( who builds pole barns all over the north east) tells me that I should be able to get by with a 12 high by 20 door. That would be tight, real tight, but should work.
I always believed that you should go bigger than you think you need ( be it a garage, shed etc.), however this 1,000 sq foot limitation has me in a box, no pun intended.
I am hoping you guys (and gals) who have built one can give me some much needed advice.
OK, I've pretty much finalized what I am going to do here. After discussing this with Amos (the Amish builder with CHA pole barns), I decided to go 26' wide X 38' long X 14' high. A 22' wide X 13' high door. That keeps me under the 1,000 Sq' limitation and should satisfy all the concerns everyone seemed to have about height and clearance.

The cost of the completed building will be about $13,500 excluding the cost of the excavation and concrete floor. Don't have actual figures on that yet, but I'm figuring about $5,000. All in all, I will be happy to be into this for under $20,000, have my motor home out of the weather and have another space to rent out.

And if I ever decide to sell the motor home, and sell the office property, it will increase the cash flow numbers. I should have done this when I bought the MH.
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My garage construction continues

Timberline built this for me. 24 x 52. 6" floor. 16' side walls and 12 x 14 overhead door. Waiting for electrician and then the driveway. Floor has been poured since these were taken. I will post other photos as I'm having issues posting multiples.
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I tried but the pics are not attaching. Sorry. I'll try again when I get some advice on how to do..
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:03 AM   #237
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Hello, is there anyone in or near the Greensboro area that has covered storage for rent for my Palazzo? It is right around 12' tall and just under35'. Thanks.
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I live in Hickory and there really seems to be a need for indoor coach storage. I'm really wondering with all the empty warehouses sitting around could a business be created?? Maybe also provide detailing, some maintenance, add ons TV install etc...????


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