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Goldspace
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USA
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Posted - 03/16/2013 :  8:27:46 PM  Show Profile Send Goldspace a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Three Tons,

I had the privilege of having a shop (sold last year) that had (1) 10 foot wide and (1) 14 foot wide door. What I found was that the 10 foot door was adequate to get most things through (e.g. backing my 8.5 ft wide car trailer), but that it took a lot of effort to get things "centered". Even though I had 14 foot wide bays, I was always walking "around" whenever I entered the shop through the 10 foot door.

I think that a 12 foot wide door is essential because 1.) you can get through it backwards without too much fiddling; and 2.) once the bay behind the door is occupied, you can move material in and out through the 12 foot wide door without interference (per Brad's comment).

I used the shop for a variety of things including parking my Peterbilt. But there just wasn't any room left over to move stuff in and out of that 10 foot door when I parked in that bay.

If you have the opportunity, I think you'll enjoy a 12 foot door. If your plans can't take a door that wide then I'm sure a 10 foot door will be adequate.

All the Best ...
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3 tons
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USA
650 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2013 :  10:02:03 PM  Show Profile Send 3 tons a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Goldspace for the clarity. Unfortunately, I will be maxed out at 10'wide. We're in the planning stages now, and the lot is in a Cul de Sac (narrow at the lots front, wide at the rear), and trying to span a house, 3 car garage (inc'l the 10'x 40' stall for TC) and 10' along the side for a trailer is about all that will possibly fit. In fact, I'm not really even sure about fitting the gate post!

Best Regards,

3 tons
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curahee
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USA
65 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2013 :  9:09:42 PM  Show Profile Send curahee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll have to check out that dolly too. Still in sticker shock on the shop...but inching closer.

2016 Lance 1172
SOLD 2012 EC 995
2012 RAM 3500 DRW, air bags, Tork Lift SuperHitch, ties/fast guns, Upper StableLoads, Helwig Sway Bar, Rancho 9000s, Tri-Metric
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curahee
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USA
65 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2013 :  9:45:37 PM  Show Profile Send curahee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We are pulling the trigger on the shop. 30x36 will be about what I can fit. Still finding out about the 12' wide doors vs 10' wide. They will need to be 13' tall which will mean 12'6 clearance to the trusses. This will give just the right amount of room over the AC when jacked up to drive out from under the TC.
We should finalize plans this week, order materials and start construction in about 4 weeks...another 3 for construction..can't wait.

2016 Lance 1172
SOLD 2012 EC 995
2012 RAM 3500 DRW, air bags, Tork Lift SuperHitch, ties/fast guns, Upper StableLoads, Helwig Sway Bar, Rancho 9000s, Tri-Metric
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3 tons
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USA
650 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2013 :  10:31:58 PM  Show Profile Send 3 tons a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by curahee

They will need to be 13' tall which will mean 12'6 clearance to the trusses. This will give just the right amount of room over the AC when jacked up to drive out from under the TC.



That's an important point as we too are in the planning stages (new house with attached 40' RV garage). The builder says that of the many built within the same development, 14' door height is what he's done.
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curahee
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USA
65 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2013 :  8:15:10 PM  Show Profile Send curahee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Met with builder today and his engineer says they can do a 12'-6" door with that clearance guaranteed. The trusses will give 13' clearance inside with spacing enough to lift the EC up several inches to get it off/on the truck.
We also decided to go a little deeper, 30x40, because you can never have enough room for storage or work in your shop.
Now, to start prepping the site and figuring out where the sprinkler lines are...I think this is going to cut into my camping/fishing time!

2016 Lance 1172
SOLD 2012 EC 995
2012 RAM 3500 DRW, air bags, Tork Lift SuperHitch, ties/fast guns, Upper StableLoads, Helwig Sway Bar, Rancho 9000s, Tri-Metric
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3 tons
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USA
650 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2014 :  7:39:46 PM  Show Profile Send 3 tons a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, after 6 mos of builder delays, ours is finally going vertical and the trusses arrive tomorrow...40' deep, 10' x 14' door with 16' trusses (as per others in the neighborhood)...I'll post a few pics on my next trip up the mountain...Will also have RV parking along garage side too for 16'x7' enclosed cargo trailer & ATV hauler... I've already began the up hill move with TC, 40" stinger, and trailer in tow...By now, my diesel fuel bill must be turning a healthy profit for the bay area refineries!!

Best Regards,

3 tons

Edited by - 3 tons on 04/01/2014 7:40:27 PM
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lost-eagle
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USA
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Posted - 04/02/2014 :  06:27:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit lost-eagle's Homepage Send lost-eagle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to the pictures.
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3 tons
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USA
650 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2014 :  9:25:12 PM  Show Profile Send 3 tons a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok, here's the pics with house finally under construction...



And with 40' x 15' wide RV garage...RV Door opening is 10' x 14'...



This neighboring house (same builder) is approximately what finished house will look like in about 2 more months. This RV door is also 10' x 14'...




There will also be RV parking w/dump along side of garage. The camper is getting very eager for it's own nest!

Best Regards,

3 tons

Edited by - 3 tons on 04/03/2014 9:40:28 PM
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