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Uplander 07-15-2015 10:18 AM

Darryl, That picture says it all...I wish I had a similar structure up here in the north country in the NY/Vermont mountains. We get many feet of snow and such a structure would solve a lot of problems. I currently cover my travel trailer with a green poly tarp to protect the roof (not a fiberglass trailer). Your set up looks perfect for protection and a work space out of the weather...might even pass
"California Code"......"Looks Marvelous".

Bob Miller 07-15-2015 10:50 AM

That kind of carport is common here in CA as well, there is one with a motorho0me in it about 2 blocks from my house. But as I live in an unincorporated area with 1/2 to 4 acre home sites, codes are less restrictive, and they tend to fit in with the other properties. However, one might not do so well with local codes in other areas.


However, I stated that it "may" not be esthetically pleasing or allowed by code in some areas. That's up to the o.p and their locale, of which we know almost nothing.




Timber Wolf 07-15-2015 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Miller (Post 534847)
WOW.... That's not exactly a very helpful reply to the O.P.'s question.

As there are a number of FGRV owners on this site that have to deal with this very problem, let's let them provide workable solutions.

Actually, it may be the MOST helpful reply. Sometimes somebody has to point out that the "Emperor has no clothes" and go against the herd with an alternative workable solution.;)

Bob Miller 07-15-2015 12:41 PM

Yes, but unlike your friend the Emperor, we have a whole closet full of clothes that can be tried on at the appropriate time to see what might fit.

The O.P. asked about lowering a trailer, for which there are a number of viable answers, of which yelling "Forget About It" was not one.


But I have the feeling that the O.P. has since walked away, making all of this moot anyway
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alan H 07-15-2015 01:01 PM

I think this has been beat to death
Lets agree to disagree on this as in many threads..... This has gone off the original? And has turned somewhat into personal attacks
Not productive in the very least and exactly why myself and others are somewhat reluctant to ask some very basic questions
How about everyone relax the camping experience is supposed to be a fun exprience


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monB 07-15-2015 03:24 PM

Raise the garage a couple foot. It's what I have been thinking of.

Mon

camperhunter 03-26-2019 10:23 AM

The better question is, which campers will fit in a garage with a height of 81.5" clearance if either the tires are replaced with a smaller tire or if the axles are put onto a low profile car dolly? Maybe some forum members can measure the height of their campers to the bottom part of the axle? Then add 2" for the low profile car dolly?

Bobbie Mayer 03-26-2019 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camperhunter (Post 737146)
The better question is, which campers will fit in a garage with a height of 81.5" clearance if either the tires are replaced with a smaller tire or if the axles are put onto a low profile car dolly? Maybe some forum members can measure the height of their campers to the bottom part of the axle? Then add 2" for the low profile car dolly?

The other question is- will you still use it if you have to change tires every time it goes in or out of the garage? I had the same issue (but 8.5 foot camper and 8 foot door) and ended up changing doors. Nope, not cheap. But worth it to me compared to all the makeshift things I considered. That, or as someone suggested, consider a Compact/Hunter?Campster type. The new Meercat might also be low enough (not sure- it pops up but haven't looked at the height without the top up.)

thrifty bill 03-26-2019 02:54 PM

Roof air or no roof air? Roof air would render it impossible.

The Hunter Compact and trailers built similar to it are the lowest FG trailers out there, other than teardrops.


Here's a thread where people used small 4.8 x 8 inch tire/wheel combo to get a Trillium and a Scamp 13 into a 7 foot garage opening.

No way my Casita 17 would have made it, and my Escape is over 9 foot high (both have roof air).

Measure your garage door carefully. Often, the door does not go up as high as the opening. And the frame on the door itself can hang down as well. Measure actual door clearance.

I understand local restrictions. My carport/garage complex would never get by an HOA for sure.

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Wayne Collins 03-26-2019 03:13 PM

Jack Up the Garage, or dig down the floor.

alan H 03-26-2019 05:11 PM

No roof a/c


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