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Old 08-22-2014, 10:45 AM   #323
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We are close to signing a contract to have a new home built in a neighborhood that allows for a home with attached rv garage..
We were thinking of a slight downsizing anyway and have been looking properties with space to build a barn. I sometimes think this is an unwise move from a resale perspective. Will the attached large garage be a negative. This is in a small town just outside the Indianapolis area.. The home will be very close to this floor plan. What do you guys think. Would you do it if timing and opportunity were right?
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My only suggestion would be if it is possible to increase the length to at least 50 feet. Although you may not need the space now what if you upgrade to 45 ft tag or the next owner has one. I would think the additional cost would be negligible at build but significant later. Just my $.02 worth. It looks like a gray plan.
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I'd also suggest increasing the length a bit. I have a 44 foot length building and my 40 foot RV seems tight. The shop has 6 inch walls so the shop inside is 43 - trailer hitch on the rear of the RV eats up another foot plus or minus. So if I don't park it exactly in the middle I hit my knees walking around one end or the other. Not a major issue but I wish I had gone a bit longer for that RV. Incidentilly I had a 27 foot motorhome when I built the 44 foot building and that was plenty large at that point in time.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:12 AM   #325
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My only suggestion would be if it is possible to increase the length to at least 50 feet. Although you may not need the space now what if you upgrade to 45 ft tag or the next owner has one. I would think the additional cost would be negligible at build but significant later. Just my $.02 worth. It looks like a gray plan.
I must agree that the length should be large enough to handle the larger coaches. I have considered the same thought and have contracted my building to be 52 foot in length. This will allow even a 45 footer to be stored.

Separate vs attached? I do not feel it will make much difference when it comes to resale. The extra space as indicated will prove to be valuable space regardless if it is a separate building or attached. JMHO
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If room and budget permitted, I'd go a little larger on the RV section as well. Many of us have an RV and 2 cars, so what about a second toy? Could be a classic car, a tractor, trailered boat, whatever, plus room to work on it? Or just room to set up a nice shop?
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Built a 36x72. It is already too small. You can never build a shed too big.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:50 PM   #328
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When I was building the difference between a 44 foot and a 48 foot building was only $450.00. That was for the labor and materials it did not include the concrete. So for $450 more it was a no brainer.
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Appreciate the responses. Although there is no doubt in my mind I will never need a bigger garage, I may consider making it longer. Probably not though.
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Finally got moved in to my garage. Didn't think about the garage doors being mounted on the inside making the fit kind of tight.
Curious...What size is your door. I contracted two 14x14 foot doors on the front of my building. My coach is currently 12'10".

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Curious...What size is your door. I contracted two 14x14 foot doors on the front of my building. My coach is currently 12'10".

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My coach comes in around 12' 8 to the top of the AC units, and the door is a bit over 13', which is not high enough. 14' would be much better.
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My doors are 14 high by 12 wide
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My doors are 14 high by 12 wide
Mine is 14' high 12' wide as well. I was able to salvage the 12'w x 10'h door that was there when I modified the MH bay and used 2 sections from the bay with the windows. Had to install new track for the increased height and weight, but saved around $1,500 over a new door. Works good for me.
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My coach comes in around 12' 8 to the top of the AC units, and the door is a bit over 13', which is not high enough. 14' would be much better.
Thank you for the reply. Wasn't sure what to expect on the door size. Have a good day!
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Mine is 14' high 12' wide as well. I was able to salvage the 12'w x 10'h door that was there when I modified the MH bay and used 2 sections from the bay with the windows. Had to install new track for the increased height and weight, but saved around $1,500 over a new door. Works good for me.
Excellent use of available resources! Good job. Thank you for your input on door size. Safe travels!
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