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Old 05-27-2017, 11:45 AM   #1
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Size for garage?

Why is the largest size FG you can put in a two car garage?
Thanks for info?

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Old 05-27-2017, 12:07 PM   #2
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Depends on how high the garage opening is, this is usually the hard part.
You can buy a few inches letting the air out of the tires but most are tight in height. I had a carport that was just over 9 feet at the opening and just made it with air-conditioner in place.

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Old 05-27-2017, 12:35 PM   #3
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Many newer tract homes are built with 7' garage doors. Very few non-folding trailers will fit, other than older 13' Scamps, Casitas, Bolers, and similar without roof A/C. Even those may require some work to get them in.

Most 17' and larger molded fiberglass trailers with roof A/C won't even fit through the less-common 8' doors.

Casita still installs a window A/C in the front closet of its 16' models. A Casita 16 without the high-lift axle should fit in an 8' garage.

Measure your garage and take it on a case-by-case basis. Know that manufacturer height specs do not include roof A/C or other options that affect height.
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:11 AM   #4
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Also depends on if your driveway is level or slops down. If backing up hill the back of trailer could be 2 feet taller due to pendulum
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:57 PM   #5
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Also depends on if your driveway is level or slops down. If backing up hill the back of trailer could be 2 feet taller due to pendulum
Does your driveway "slop down" to feed the pigs? (sorry, couldn't help myself)
I think the word is SLOPES.

Some homes have a third garage with a high door just for the RV.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:26 PM   #6
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just fits in garage

I looked for the same thing. Our opening is only 81" tall. I found an older 13' Scamp that would fit but newer models may be taller. I found a 1974 Hunter Compact (pop top) that is about 80" - fits perfect, a/c is on tongue. I did find a new Meerkat pop top that was nice but a little pricey. We went with the Hunter Compact and I like it.
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:57 PM   #7
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I'm wondering if that garage has 2 single doors or one double?

A double would make it easier to get the trailer in "kitty corner" meaning you could get a longer trailer.

As for the height issues, I picked up over a foot by installing a "roll up" kind of garage door. I can get my Trillium 4500 into it easily height wise.
A new home for our Trillium
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Old 05-28-2017, 05:02 PM   #8
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According to my '81 Scamp 13 "owners manual" my trailer is 7'-3" high. My garage door opening at the frame is 7'-0". I might be able to squeeze it in if I butter it and change the wheels to skateboards.

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