Originally Posted by Borrego Dave
There's been many posts of how to get an egg into a garage through a 7' high door but I've never seen this mentioned and may not be a problem once it's in. Many of the electric door openers hang a bit below the open door clearance. They do make a lift motor for residential sectional doors that is bolted to the header just to the side of the rail tracks leaving you full ceiling height with the door down. Nothing over your head but ceiling. I found this after looking at specs for a replacement opener. I don't park the egg in the garage but do wood projects and have hit the dang motor hanging there many times. When this one dies I'm going to get the other style. Sorry, I don't remember the maker but it was one of the major names.
Good thought, but go out to your garage and take another look.
Normally the track has an arm which reaches down to grab the door, leaving the bottom (when horizontal) edge of the door several inches below the motor.
When closed, the top of the door is between about 9-12" lower than the bottom of the opener motor.
I realize that this may vary from brand to brand and from application to application, but this has been pretty consistent among the ones I've installed. I have never had anything which fit through the door contact the opener motor.
Of course, even if it turned out to be true, you could bring the trailer in and close the door comfortably since you would only need to be a little off center to miss it because of how fast the height of the trailer drops off to either side. A Scamp
is only 6-1/2 feet wide and a standard single door is 9 feet wide and the interior of the garage is even wider, which would allow you to steer around the motor.
Of course you could also do without an opener... My shop has a manual door by choice.