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Old 11-11-2013, 12:52 PM   #15
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I built this 10 years ago. 50X50, 2/12 interior ceiling, heat, bath w/shower. 18X13 door.


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Old 11-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #16
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RV side is 20' x 50', floor drains and epoxy paint on greenboard so coach can be washed inside. Shop side is 30' x 40'

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Food for thought. I have gone the less costly fabric quonset building route. Dimensions are 48' L x 24' W x 18' H. Height at frame cross bars is ~ 16'. Rollup door is 12' W x 14' H. Anchored to gravel pad. No foundation required. Pedestrian doors at front and rear. Guaranteed for 15 years. Located in a protected area on our country yard amongst the trees. Permanent electrical pending although full light during the day. Easy access and all four slide-outs can be opened.
Seeing all nice garages... I am thinking to make a low cost one next to my house. What is the ballpark to make it up? I know I know it varies per locations etc etc... Yours is fabric, did you think about to make one with metal sheet topping?
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #18
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These are some great looking garages! I have a 16x50 pad with electric and water. I'm considering a carport over it to match the block and stucco house.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:25 PM   #19
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Here's ours in Florida. Metal roof and sides. Open on both ends due to potential wind loading at our site. 16' x 46' x 11.5' at eaves.
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Here's ours in Florida. Metal roof and sides. Open on both ends due to potential wind loading at our site. 16' x 46' x 11.5' at eaves.
This looks good - simple and practical.
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42x96 farm equipment shed (metal skin over pole barn frame) with an 8' bump out so I can get the 43' Bus in. 4 bays with rolling doors on all bays, so the entire 96' side is accessible. Doors are all lockable, individually or together. Entry is 14' high clear and trusses give easy walking access to entire roof of rig. Floor in the bay where we keep the RV is 10" concrete and specially reinforced in wheel and jack area to easily support the 41,000 pound Bus. Building has 50A electric service for the Bus, full 220V power for welding, lots of ordinary receptacles for lights and other uses and air compressor. Storage shelves down side beside the rig to hold storage contents if/when we need to unload house or basement compartments. Sorry about no pictures.

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This is such a GREAT forum. I was discussing this very subject with a buddy today!! I've about got an idea what I want to build, dimensions, etc.

My question is: "What are we going to do about air circulation throughout our storage time? If both ends are closed, should we put a certain number of windows down each side and leave them open for circulation?

I don't see a lot of circulation considerations in some of these pics. Is it not a big deal?
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Seeing all nice garages... I am thinking to make a low cost one next to my house. What is the ballpark to make it up? I know I know it varies per locations etc etc... Yours is fabric, did you think about to make one with metal sheet topping?
Hey Country,
Guess what? Not anybody wanting to tell you how much they spent.

I promise you, when I build the 'stall' that I have in mind I'll tell you exactly what it cost.
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I don't see a lot of circulation considerations in some of these pics. Is it not a big deal?
Not really a concern in my climate but plenty of screened opening windows for cross ventilation. The big looking box in the upper left corner is a 50" exhaust fan with hand made plastic vent cover


Controlling any heat build up while in storage for the winter is not a problem

Opening in rear wall next to electrical panel for one of the two air conditioners, 3 roof fans and already mentioned windows and exhaust fan. Not the best picture but the only one
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Not really a concern in my climate but plenty of screened opening windows for cross ventilation. The big looking box in the upper left corner is a 50" exhaust fan with hand made plastic vent cover


Controlling any heat build up while in storage for the winter is not a problem

Opening in rear wall next to electrical panel for one of the two air conditioners, 3 roof fans and already mentioned windows and exhaust fan. Not the best picture but the only one
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Howdy camper, FYI.

Just be sure to order at least a 14 foot roll up even if you do have basement air!! We'll probably build a pole barn next to the machine shop to keep the sun from cooking the clear coat off our old girl...
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Just back up REAL FAST! It will be just fine! Just kidding. Anyway, it's too bad you can't do like we discussed and simply "ramp in and out", to create enough clearance for you to make it in and out of the shop. Especially since that shop is large enough to handle the full length, if I recall. But, if your were to cut out the concrete and create ramps, they'd have to be long enough to that there's no chance of touching the header while backing in or driving out.

You could also do what we did, it's cheap and seriously quick to do.
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I have several neighbors that have stucco over concrete block coach garages and a few that had them built into their homes when they were built. They all look great, like those shown here. I just can't get past the costs. One neighbor's is 50x20 with a couple windows. It looks great, but nothing fancy. He paid $55K! That seems extreme.
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Food for thought. I have gone the less costly fabric quonset building route. Dimensions are 48' L x 24' W x 18' H. Height at frame cross bars is ~ 16'. Rollup door is 12' W x 14' H. Anchored to gravel pad. No foundation required. Pedestrian doors at front and rear. Guaranteed for 15 years. Located in a protected area on our country yard amongst the trees. Permanent electrical pending although full light during the day. Easy access and all four slide-outs can be opened.


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Seeing all nice garages... I am thinking to make a low cost one next to my house. What is the ballpark to make it up? I know I know it varies per locations etc etc... Yours is fabric, did you think about to make one with metal sheet topping?
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I absolutely agree, the garages shared on this thread are awesome!
In our climate in Manitoba, Canada, with warm to hot summers with lots of sun and cold winters with abundant snow, we wanted a fully enclosed structure. We did explore other options including S & B, machine sheds and sheet metal quonsets. In our area a substantial foundation (possibly with a concrete pad) would be required for most such "permanent" buildings. Our PQB is considered "portable" and does not require a foundation. Frankly, our main consideration in settling on the fabric building was cost. It serves the purpose well and other similar buildings in our area appear to be standing up well. The cost including installation was $13,000. A sectional garage door can be installed to replace the rollup door but that would add $1500 - $2000 to the cost.
As mentioned previously, ventilation/condensation is indeed a consideration. Vents are installed at both ends and the pedestrian doors can be left open as required. We have a large fan running 3 seasons as necessary to provide constant air circulation.
Good luck in your deliberations!

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