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Old 08-06-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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Garage for Motorhome - Looking to build

I want to build a 30'W X 60'L X 18'H metal building for my RV with a 20' metal roll up door. I've been talking to the folks at Web Steel Buildings in Oregon and am considering purchasing the building from them. But before I do was wondering if anyone has dealt with them and if so were you happy with their product?

I you purchased from someone else and were happy with their product would be interested in the Vendors name. I'm in Stockton Ca. so from a transportation point of view would need to be on the West Coast.

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Old 08-06-2010, 06:49 PM   #2
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I purchased a Morton Building, I am not sure if they sell building that far west. My building is 36' X 55' with a 14' tall door, I just have a sliding door on mine.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:05 PM   #3
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When I was in the market for a big garage, we visited the Web Steel people in Sandy, OR. They do offer a good product. I know only one person who has one of their buildings and he is very satisfied with it. Transportation to your building site and the concrete work are on you as well as the erection of the building. I ended up getting an Outback Steel building - it is an Australian firm but had a dealer in the local area and the product looked good on paper and at the site of another one which was in progress. That turned out to be a real erector set and had it not been for the availability of the local rep to interpret the drawings and fill in where the drawings were totally inadequate, the thing would still be a pile of steel on the lot. The contractor who built mine will NEVER do an Outback building again.

That said, they did get it built, all county inspection requirements complied with and it has been very saticfactory. I'd include a picture but I have not mastered the procedures for this web site.

Have you ruled out the traditional pole barn for a garage?
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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I bought a 30x50x16 from Icon Metal Buildings for $8k delivered--they are in Seguin, Tx so I don't know if they would be able to do you any good but might be worth a call. They were really good to work with. I had some special circumstances for delivery and they had no problems dealing with it. The salesman name I worked with was Brad. I put it up by myself (slowly) very easy erection.

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Get at least a 16 foot high door and 10 feet wide, if not wider. I wish that I had made my shed a little longer and the door wider, although I do have the 16 foot high door.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:59 PM   #6
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John I'll take a look at Icon Metal Buildings and see what they have to offer.

Meandering Retiree I was looking at a 20ft wide door 14ft high but will check if I could change that to 16ft and what the impact would be on cost.

FleetMan didn't want to go the pole barn route.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:06 AM   #7
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I made the mistake of ordering through General Steel out of Littleton, CO. It was an awful experience. I'd strongly recommend that no individual ever consider doing business with them. They require a huge deposit and then do everything that they can afterwards to make you cancel that contract so that they can keep the deposit. My construction costs rose by $25 AFTER I signed the contract. There are other documented stories of those working with General Steel who have had similar experiences.

We are in a highly restrictive Town so our experience may not be important but I'll share it anyway.
- in the engineering of metal buildings, the door size has to be offset by the placement of the beams, etc. We went with a 12'w x 14'h door that just fits our RV because to get the door bigger, the building footprint had to change and the Town would not allow it. We have almost no pitch to our roof so that the beams would be high enough not to interfere with the door track.
- Make sure that you consider all aspects of your lot situation. While I had written requirements for ramps lead up to the main RV door and a slightly smaller rollup door in the back, the building company didn't pass those requirements to the construction firm that actually assembled the building. I had a long fight to get what I had originally contracted for.
- you probably don't have the temperature problems in Oregon that we have here in TX but I'd recommend that you consider insulation under the roof. That prevents condensation from dropping on the building contents.

I believe that watching over the building and construction is nearly a full time job. Ours dragged out because the building engineer messed up and new parts had to be fabricated to make the adjustments. That strung out the calendar on the job and me along with it. Make sure that you allocate time and a buffer afterwards. I come from the old school that says "expect what you inspect."

Good luck with your project. I love mine - now that it is done.
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you should talk to Meuller steel. They are in Texas but deliver here to AZ every week. the metal building we have for the factory came from them and they have outstanding quality and sevice. They will design a prefab building for you if you tell them what you want. Hope this helps
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