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Old 08-25-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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New MH Storage Building

Hello,
I am going to build a new building to store my boat and TT but thinking ahead of a new MH with tag axel 40-45 feet.
What height do I need to clear any MH that I may buy,have been thinking that 14 feet should be enough but I need your help so I can do it right the first time.

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Old 08-25-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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14' should be fine. Our coach is about as tall as they get and we have a 14' door. A couple of other helpful things we did was to put a long floor drain down the center of the bay that just drains to the property and we used green board drywall with a 2 part epoxy waterproof paint. It's really nice to be able to wash the coach indoors in any weather.
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Don't use Epoxy Paint on the floor unless you add a Grit to it. I made that mistake and it is Real Slipery when wet.
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We used the Epoxy paint on the walls and left the floor natural, as we were unsure what effect the floor paint would have on the tires when sitting for long periods of time
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I had a color mixed into the concrete when I built my workshop. Looks good and no worries of a applied finish performing. Ask your concrete supplier, they will have a selection of colors.
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14' doors are fine, you might want to give some thought as to how high you want your ceiling in case you want up on the roof while it's parked inside.
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We used 14' wall height with scissor trusses so no problem getting on the roof of the coach. 20' x 50' so a 45' coach fits and we can still get around it with the slides extended.
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Yep, pay close attention to the door and ceiling height. Our garage was built for a Beaver Patriot... then we traded for a Newmar Essex... then we called the construction guys back out... then we raised the door from 12' 9" to 13' 9", added a dual rail track and door and a commercial grade door opener... was an expensive "oversight" on my part!







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We used 14' wall height with scissor trusses so no problem getting on the roof of the coach. 20' x 50' so a 45' coach fits and we can still get around it with the slides extended.
scissor trusses

Using scissor trusses could also allow lower side wall height if not needed/desired to be able to get on the roof.
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13' 6" will work for any commercial coach, even a Prevost H3. Make sure the open door is at least that height. You may want to consider a roll up door. A disadvantage to a rool up door is the overall wall height has too be a bit taller.

Don't scrimp on length. 50' should be the minimum length. A 45 with tow bar and mirrors is easily 46' long. You will likely want to open the engine door(s). That too will add length.
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Wow Stealth.....what a house for a house. Looks pretty awesome. I guess my ADCO designer cover needs an upgrade. Lol
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13' 6" will work for any commercial coach, even a Prevost H3. Make sure the open door is at least that height. You may want to consider a roll up door. A disadvantage to a rool up door is the overall wall height has too be a bit taller.
This is where a "Dual Track" garage door track comes in, if you haven't seen these you need to.

Look at the door in this photo... it opens completely flat for maximum height!

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I built mine 24' x 60' with 16' side wall. 14' x 14' door. Plenty of room for me. Also, put a sewer & water connect outside by the drive.
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Room for the front generator to slide out to service.
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