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Old 05-22-2016, 09:06 PM   #15
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link to another thread

I found this link in another thread. It shows an RV garage with the RV part of the garage on a lower level. The roof line is the same for car and RV portions.

New home for our Dutch Star

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Old 05-23-2016, 12:11 AM   #16
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Make no mistake this is not a small task and you would need a smart general contractor to pull it off without costing a fortune
No one can say the best approach without thoroughly examining the house. Being a framer I would not lower the floor I would raise the roof. You might be able to raise only the garage by using a higher heel on a truss and raising only the exterior wall only to the left. The problem lies with what is ran in that garage most houses have the main electric panel their so you would have to be very careful to pull these back and rerun them without the use of junction boxes on the home run. By removing the roof you will have drywall ceilings, electrical possibly mechanical has etc. if it is possible to stay out of house with the architectural elements looking ok then yes maybe the house is worth it. Best of luck to you
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:36 AM   #17
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Rv Garage

I also live in so cal. I have looked at 2 houses with supposed RV garages in the last month. Neither would fit a class A. First one was high and long enough but had a 8.5 wide door. Second one was only 30 ft deep 11ft high 10ft high door thats was 9ft wide. These are not RV garages they are boat suv garages! Ckd into modifying but would cost way too much so walked away. Just my 2 cents realtors are advertising whats not really an rv garage.
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:55 AM   #18
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Construction is different than yours, but the problem/solution is the same.

My 10' high doors would not allow MH storage though the 40' x 60' building was plenty large. I added a new single bay roof structure as the pictures show and removed the original door header. We moved the roof out 15' so the 14' high door could be installed and still maintain an adequate pitch. I used two sections of the OHD that I salvaged from the south bay to turn the 10' high door to 14' high (12' wide). We have a 40' DSDP, but we can now handle a 45' if necessary.

Works great for us. You may look into this kind of mod for your application.
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Construction is different than yours, but the problem/solution is the same.

My 10' high doors would not allow MH storage though the 40' x 60' building was plenty large. I added a new single bay roof structure as the pictures show and removed the original door header. We moved the roof out 15' so the 14' high door could be installed and still maintain an adequate pitch. I used two sections of the OHD that I salvaged from the south bay to turn the 10' high door to 14' high (12' wide). We have a 40' DSDP, but we can now handle a 45' if necessary.

Works great for us. You may look into this kind of mod for your application.
Really nice job!!
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Construction is different than yours, but the problem/solution is the same.

My 10' high doors would not allow MH storage though the 40' x 60' building was plenty large. I added a new single bay roof structure as the pictures show and removed the original door header. We moved the roof out 15' so the 14' high door could be installed and still maintain an adequate pitch. I used two sections of the OHD that I salvaged from the south bay to turn the 10' high door to 14' high (12' wide). We have a 40' DSDP, but we can now handle a 45' if necessary.

Works great for us. You may look into this kind of mod for your application.
Wow, Rick! You're giving me hope! :-) And, I'm looking to find my Dutch Star a home, just like you.

I think I'll take a closer look at the construction of this garage and get a contractor's opinion. I'll also bring along your pictures. :-)

Thanks.

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This is a stand-alone structure that has the RV garage and 3 side garages. The main house has a two-car attached garage.

The existing owner has a 36' Class A that easily fits into the RV garage. At this point after purchasing my 40' last year, I'm not going to downsize in the near future to try and fit into this or any garage.
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Wow, Rick! You're giving me hope! :-) And, I'm looking to find my Dutch Star a home, just like you.

I think I'll take a closer look at the construction of this garage and get a contractor's opinion. I'll also bring along your pictures. :-)

Thanks.

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Tom, feel free to send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you some additional pictures of my shop mod if you need them.
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