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Old 04-07-2016, 10:21 PM   #1
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Anyone else go through this much hassle to get their trailer in the garage?

In order to get my trailer in the garage, I have to take the wheels off, drop it on to carpet strips, back it up over tiny ramps to get the rear trailer hitch to clear the garage apron and then drop it back down so that the vent clears. Once in the garage, I don't put the wheels back on. Too much hassle. I got a quote for an 8-foot door and it was over $5K! I can take the wheels off of a whole buncha times for that amount!
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:32 PM   #2
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:49 PM   #3
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Boy that is tight !!!
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:14 PM   #4
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Yes I did have to put small (just larger than the brake drums) rims on without tires on our 13' Scamp, remove the vent cover, and use the winch on my Jeep to drag the trailer over our gravel apron into the garage. Now we have a Lil Snoozy that sits outside next to the garage in the Arizona sun. I have been wanting to look into enlarging the 7' door opening to 8' (have to change trusses) or putting up another building, but I would hate to spend that much money.
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:08 AM   #5
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:36 AM   #6
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I am happy to see you taking care of your Scamp

I don't have to go through that BUT ..I am very glad that you care enough to garage your Scamp and not leav it out in the weather.

Looks like a tight squeeze at the top of the door, I see you have a roller or something at the bumper. Ingenious, and again ....good for you that you do it.

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Old 04-08-2016, 08:30 AM   #7
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I don't know who's idea it was to build 90% of the garages in North America with 7 foot doors when for a few dollars more they could of been 8 feet and o lot more practical
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:43 AM   #8
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I don't know who's idea it was to build 90% of the garages in North America with 7 foot doors when for a few dollars more they could of been 8 feet and o lot more practical

Restrictive covenants??
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Restrictive covenants??
NO , "COST " You can't put a taller garage door in without having taller walls to accommodate the door .I have an 8 ft door on my garage and it cost about $2500 additional to build. Even with an 8ft door my Casita will not fit.in my garage . Price a garage with a 10 or 12 ft door once.. My trailer is parked outside and covered.
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:13 AM   #10
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There are three reasons garages have 7' doors. Most garage ceilings are 8' tall. Garage doors are designed for 1' of space for storage in the up position near the ceiling. The headers to span a garage door have to be tall, usually 2x12. The header supports your roof and upper structure above the door opening. The main reason is 7' garage doors or inexpensive compared to taller doors.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:16 AM   #11
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There are three reasons garages have 7' doors. Most garage ceilings are 8' tall. Garage doors are designed for 1' of space for storage in the up position near the ceiling. The headers to span a garage door have to be tall, usually 2x12. The header supports your roof and upper structure above the door opening. The main reason is 7' garage doors or inexpensive compared to taller doors.
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Most standard garages I've seen have ceilings higher than 8'. They often lie in the same plane as the first floor of the house to which they are attached (which commonly has 8' ceilings), but the garage floor is at ground level, while the rest of the house is raised. How much raised depends on the type of foundation. It may or may not leave room for the requisite modifications to accommodate a taller door, but even if it does, changes to load-bearing walls never come cheaply.

I hear you about the cost of taller doors! I own a rental house with a wonderful oversized garage (10' ceilings, 24' deep, 8' door). The door is a 54 year old, manually operated, wood door. I'd like to replace it with a modern one, but the cost is prohibitive.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:20 AM   #12
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I was able to get my Scamp in and out but that was because the torsion axle had given out. Since I moved the thing out and into storage, the bigger problem of getting it back in the garage would be cleaning up the garage!
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:55 AM   #13
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Why not just put up one of those aluminium framed carports. They cost about $500.00 or so. If you need a bit more height you can put them on a 4x4 fame or just some 2x4's. A lot less hassle.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:08 AM   #14
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Why not just put up one of those aluminium framed carports. They cost about $500.00 or so. If you need a bit more height you can put them on a 4x4 fame or just some 2x4's. A lot less hassle.
Lots of places forbid their use or have other building codes and restrictions that make their use impossible. Lots of places forbid an RV on the property while other places restrict them to the back yard, which is a hassle as few folks in such situations have the side yard width which allow for such a thing.

So, for many people, an off site storage fee is required or get it, somehow, into their garage where it's out of site and out of mind for the zoning police.
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