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Old 02-25-2016, 10:58 AM   #351
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We are at 5700 ft in Elko...actually 20 outside of town called Lamoille at the base of the Ruby Mtns ...got soooooo tired of Socal and had to make a move to maintain our sanity. ..gentleman farmer now.....more or less! ....

Still have many ties in San Diego so was able to keep a very small place there...

Ever along I80 in Elko area stop in...full HU outside the barn. ..
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:21 AM   #352
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sd1209. Looks very nice!
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:30 PM   #353
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I posted the pics a few weeks ago of my new barn but thought some of you maybe interested in the time lapse video's I made while it was being put up.

https://youtu.be/RADUJQ-d8j8

https://youtu.be/JfDpt0Jb_Qs

https://youtu.be/_RqkNNB_W7o

https://youtu.be/VKScYhVsnMI
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:22 AM   #354
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Nice videos. Wow--a 3-bay!
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:04 AM   #355
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You know????......No matter how hard you plan.....your shop is just never big enough?????
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:39 AM   #356
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No thrills here in Denton, Tx. $100 a month with 15 amp service. Just enough room for a 45 footer.
I am in awe of some of the garages shown here...
Royals, even for your no frills in THAT neck of the woods, that's a bargain !
MOST of our 44 footer is covered...I just haven't got the guts to back it in yet
since facing west though, I didn't want the windshield to get the brunt of it..
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:40 PM   #357
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Where in denton? I am in plano with a 40' dream. I am looking for a storage site.
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:59 AM   #358
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our shop

Here's our shop. 30'w x 40'l, 20'w x 14'h door. Insulated. Half bath. Holds RV (barely) and tow car. Make it bigger than you think you'll need because it's never big enough.
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Old 02-27-2016, 01:03 PM   #359
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The two biggest mistakes I've seen on RV Garages is door height and length.

I cannot believe that builders think a 12' tall door is enough for a RV garage. They are just idiots if they think that. 14' is the minimum height as we all know.

I shake my head when a builders makes the length 40' because a 40' coach won't fit. Make the inside a multiple of 16" and always be over 40' or 45'. That would make it 41' 4" or 46' 8" the minimum I'd EVER make the length.

Width should never be less than 14' with a 12' door and then only if you never ever want to open your slides. I'd make the inside at least 20' and more if you have the room.

If you're building with the gable end where the door is, always leave extra room for both the front and back. A gable end building is fairly easy to add length to.

My dream garage would be attached to the house. The house would be two stories both floors having at least 9' ceilings and a full foot thick second floor.

With the RV garage attached and it's floor a foot below the main level that would give it a 20' ceiling height so you could stand on the roof of a 13'6 6" coach. The width would be at least 24' and the length at least 55. Even if it wasn't a drive thought I'd have a standard 8' roll up door in the back.

I'd also run a 3' wide catwalk around at least one side of the garage so you could walk out of the second floor and onto the catwalk then drop a bridge onto the roof of the coach. That way you have easy access to the coach roof for maintenance.

I might even waterproof waterproof all the walls and have a floor drain so you could wash the coach indoors.

Lastly I would have a winch rail attached to the ceiling so you could not only run a winch from front to back but attach a safety line to it as well. Now that's an RV garage
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Timon. Post some pics of it. That be nice to see.
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:54 PM   #361
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Some additional pictures....Do not have many of the inside....Pole barn and am pleased with the const and insulation.....Even at minus 5 or so a few weeks back inside never got below 32 without the heater, which is large but uses a lot of propane.....Drive thru 14x12 doors on each end....
ditto's on the WOW!
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ditto's on the WOW!
As soon as my dream becomes reality.

The funny thing is that the regular garage plus the RV garage would be close to the same total square footage

Found this one but it wasn't what I though it was. Still the basic idea is good. I'd like something like this where almost the entire house is on the upper level and only an entry is on the lower level. That way it's almost like single story living plus the features my DW likes with two story house.

I think one could basically start with just about any single story floor plan and work from there. Oh, if one wants to be silly it would be fun to add a fire poll

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Old 02-28-2016, 10:21 AM   #363
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Just a plain 'ol Carolina Carport...I love the building!

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Old 02-28-2016, 11:26 AM   #364
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The two biggest mistakes I've seen on RV Garages is door height and length.

I cannot believe that builders think a 12' tall door is enough for a RV garage. They are just idiots if they think that. 14' is the minimum height as we all know.

I shake my head when a builders makes the length 40' because a 40' coach won't fit. Make the inside a multiple of 16" and always be over 40' or 45'. That would make it 41' 4" or 46' 8" the minimum I'd EVER make the length.

Width should never be less than 14' with a 12' door and then only if you never ever want to open your slides. I'd make the inside at least 20' and more if you have the room.

If you're building with the gable end where the door is, always leave extra room for both the front and back. A gable end building is fairly easy to add length to.

Food for thought:
Maybe if someone builds a 40' long building they don't plan on putting a 40' RV in it. That is my case, I have no intention of buying an RV longer than the one I have now. However, there is enough room so I could go with another 18" in length if I choose to do so. That would be an RV a bit over 38' in length.
Also, many folks have limited space on which to build, so that influences size.
Additionally, finances are a big factor with most people.
What one person perceives as mistakes may very well be intentional design based on that individual's needs.
I say build whatever works for one's particular situation, whether it's a carport type or 10,000 sq ft mega-shop.
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