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Old 11-03-2017, 05:33 PM   #1
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Newbie here. Iím contemplating buying a new base camp and wonder if it possible to fit in my garage. My door height is about 8 feet. Is that enough clearance? Thanks
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Manual has it at 8'6.25". I put a tape measure against Basecamp and 8' to the roof so think they are right!
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Newbie here. Iím contemplating buying a new base camp and wonder if it possible to fit in my garage. My door height is about 8 feet. Is that enough clearance? Thanks
As I understand it, the new axle made it a tad bit taller. Not sure the manual reflects that.
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We just had a nine foot garage door installed at our house to accommodate our Basecamp. It is so nice to have our trailer at home now.
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I measure ours at 8 feet 7.5 inches to the highest point on the A/C unit. If you donít have the A/C option you will save a few inches.

We fit ours in our garage, which I thought would be very tight just by measuring it, but with some work, it fits easily Ė measurements and reality donít always align.

We have to switch to hitch ball with a smaller drop (because our entrance is sloped), disengage the garage door from the opener, remove the bracket on the door, prop the door open (up) a few more inches and it fits.
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We just had a nine foot garage door installed at our house to accommodate our Basecamp. It is so nice to have our trailer at home now.

Can you post a photo of that new door. Sounds great
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I measure ours at 8 feet 7.5 inches to the highest point on the A/C unit. If you donít have the A/C option you will save a few inches.

We fit ours in our garage, which I thought would be very tight just by measuring it, but with some work, it fits easily Ė measurements and reality donít always align.

We have to switch to hitch ball with a smaller drop (because our entrance is sloped), disengage the garage door from the opener, remove the bracket on the door, prop the door open (up) a few more inches and it fits.


Thanks Troy! Very helpful. Never thought of disengaging the door.
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Can you post a photo of that new door. Sounds great


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I was also reading a post here about someone who notched the trim of his garage door and disengaged his door so his AS would fit. That thread gave us the idea to install the 9 ft garage door. ( originally an 8 foot door) We have a trailer dolly we use to position the Basecamp so that we can still fit our truck and two cars in the garage.

I do not know how to link to that other thread, but i believe that it is titled "minimum garage door height". The guy that notched his garage door does an amazing job parking his BIG airstream in his garage.
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Awesome photos. Thanks for your help!!
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Nice garage setup. I am super jealous.
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