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Old 09-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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How high is your door

On your shop/garage where you store the RV?

I am going to build an addition onto my existing shop which is a 30'x48'x12', the new shop will be 30'x40'v16' just for the RV (TC), boat (16'), flatbed trailer (18') & lawn equipment. I want to make sure I get the right heigth if I ever decide to trade in the TC on a 5er, TT or MH.

The TC on the truck is around 12'-4" so I need atleast a 13' door for that but, say a MH, how tall are they generally? Probably need at least a 14' door?

Thanks in advance. Jim Sr.

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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14' will allow anything legal to fit in and it's the standard door for tall stuff. It's what others have used.

The tallest MH is 13'6" which the legal limit for anything on the highways without a permit, I believe.

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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Where we store the trailer, the door is 13'-0". The high point on the trailer is 12'-11"....not much room to spare.

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Old 09-13-2012, 07:37 PM   #4
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My shop has the bottom of the trusses @16' the door opens a full 14'. The MH has lots of room, but my prior 5er was tight, my boat sits at 13'8". My old Airex on a F53 chassis would go thru the 12' doors on my other building.
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Mine is 14'.

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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I just got done building my storage building 16 ft high 52 wide 104 long the front has two 12 x 14 doors with a 20 ft opening a double slider ( 2- 10 ft sliders in the center) IE -from corner 2 ft of wall- 12 x 14 door - 2 ft of wall- 20 ft door opening that is 16 ft high- 2 ft wall 12 x 14 door- 2ft wall to outside corner side walls each has a 15.6 ft wide by 15 high door so I can drive thru, I do not only store the 5ver in it but horse trls and farm equip
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies folks, I guess I was on the money with 14' doors.

Now the work begins, they say getting a building permit in Grays Harbor, Wa is harder than getting on SSI.

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Old 09-14-2012, 09:59 AM   #8
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My building is 40X44 and has a 14 foot roll up door (and two shorter roll up doors). The door is high enough but if I were doing it again I'd add another 4 feet to the length. 44 feet sounds long enough for a 40 foot motorhome but tow bar takes up some additional length and walking around it can get a little tight because I have tools hanging on the end wall. All that said I'd suggest you add a few more feet to the length especially if a 40 (or larger) motorhome may be in your future.
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I have two barns. 30x40x12' high door, 16' wide door. Second is 30x40x13', 16' wide door. My Bounder fits just fine @ 13' but I must be careful is I trade. One I was looking at is 12' 10" which could be kinda close...

I should have gone with 14' which would cover all future units, but I think I will be okay....

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