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Old 11-07-2014, 08:33 PM   #15
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Personally I don't think it will be that tough. With the front being 44' wide you don't have a door opening to contend with and the rear wall is 21' back. Remember the parallel parking drills from driver's ed? A larger scale with the MH for sure but the same principal applies. I would use the same method, with spotters, and see how it works out. Keep us posted and a pic would be nice.
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:48 AM   #16
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I think after you spend an hour or two with spotters experimenting on just the right procedure, you'll figure the right way. It will get easier with practice, but it will be tight.

You say the hangar is 45ft wide with a 44ft door opening? Only 6 inches per side for door posts? A 45 x 21 ft space gives you a 49'8" diagonal. But of course the coach is 9-10 ft wide (with mirrors).

Also, you have a bifold door. Is it a vertical or horizontal bifold? I'm thinking of the actual clearance. Is the 14 ft x 44 ft dimension that you mentioned the actual clearspace available when the door is opened? I've seen a lot of horizontal bifolds where the raised door occupies about 4-5 ft of the total opening.
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:50 AM   #17
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Parallel Parking into an Aircraft Hangar

Buy a couple of orange cones. With your spotter helping guide you, find where to put one on your drivers side so you can spot it for just the right time to cut the wheel. Adjust it till you find the perfect spot. Put a paint mark on the floor so you won't loose that spot. Now you have your perfect mark that you can see with camera and mirror. Use the other cone in a similar fashion for the passenger side mirror.
You may even want to put a paint line at the right angle leading into the hanger. That will help make sure you are lined up on your approach.


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Old 11-08-2014, 06:12 AM   #18
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Hope the airport accepts NO federal money otherwise it is illegal to park other than an aircraft in a hangar...
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:16 PM   #19
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Yeah, airports are cracking down on having non-aviation related (or even certain aviation-related!) items in the hangar. I was hoping to keep my RV in my hangar but my airport won't let me. I have plenty of room too...
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Great news! Y'all have helped confirm my initial thoughts that it CAN be done. Slow, Spotters, Slow, Shallow, Slow, Jockey, Slow, Jockey some more. Worth it? Absolutely! Certainly can't leave the MH outside!!

Thanks for the great responses.

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Been a while since I had a tee hanger, but the problem may be the height. Not the center portion where the tail goes but the sides where the wings go. Got to be 12 feet or so. Plus I got kicked off the airport when I sold my Cessna and tried to make a shop out of the space.
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Put together a mock-up using string and cones. Then practice. If it is not a T hanger then catty corner should be enough to get it in. Otherwise parrallel parking a 40 foot MH is easy, with practice. There are videos available that teach you the movements. I have done it on a few occasions. I practiced first.
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If it is going to work, this is the way to do it:

How to Parallel Park Perfectly in 4 Easy Steps - Road & Track
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Where there is a will there is a way. I just keep going until I hit something solid, then go the other way a bit.
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