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Old 01-18-2007, 07:40 PM   #15
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Well I'm not worried about 'upgrading' our Bambi later. Lots of good points.. er... pointed out here.

Storage in the garage when we move is one goal... maybe we'll realize it... maybe not. At least a car port for it would be a backup plan. We're looking at a semi-rural location with .5 acres or a bit bigger, so we might get lucky.

We actually got our boat in the garage last winter with 1 inch extra in length to spare, and about 1 inch on both sides going in... man that was a challenge!

Not sure if those double single car garages can be modified to a single wide door which would be a great solution if the house is configured that way. Also some garages are very high, yet the doors are only the standard 8ft heights or so. Some might be able to be modified?
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:52 PM   #16
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On modifying a double car garage door to a single large door...it depends if the door is on a gable end it is a definite maybe. If it is on an eave side it can be done but typically will require more structural work. It is more complicated than that but something to take into consideration. Best bet would be to have a dedicated shelter/barn built for it. FWIW I have a 40x80 shelter....and the Airstreams still sit out in the weather We are looking at building another 40x60 building...

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Old 01-19-2007, 06:00 PM   #17
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I think I have every man's fantasy.
2 car standard wide 1.5 deep car garage for the cars. 50' pull through garage long enough to hold the TV and the TT with room to spare. Big 12' wide doors, or at least a 12 in back and a 10' in front to match the width of the car doors. Only the height will be different.
I would find the house that suits you as this is where you live. Then build the garage that you want. Finding the exact thing really limits your choices. Much easier to build. Watch out for the zoning laws and neighborhood associations.
Did I mention putting a shop in the space leftover in front of the cars? Ooo la la.

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Old 01-19-2007, 06:22 PM   #18
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How about a picture or two of this dream shop, so I can get some ideas? We're looking for a house with plenty of space for this type of set up. Not so sure about the pull through though.

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Old 01-19-2007, 07:10 PM   #19
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Hi dave,
If you are going to buy a new house with a garage that will hold your trailer, buy one that has at least 12 foot doors and is at least 50 feet deep. This way you can park your tow vehicle and trailer in the same place. My rv garage has 16 foot door, is 50 feet deep and 16 feet wide. This gives me enough room to park our AS and the jeep, but not enought room for the tow vehicle and trailer. For this I would need about 55 feet lenght.
Regards Russell from Tucson Az.
Well, shoot - you might as well put in a built-in automatic heated car wash with blow dry, etc, etc...
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:51 PM   #20
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You know.. after reading that.. I have to correct myself.. I meant i have the fantasy, not the shop , but I've done plans for the shop in the past.
If I find the plans, will post.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:57 PM   #21
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No disrespect was meant, you may sometimes notice my mouth (keyboard) runs away with me.

I would however, like to see those plans...
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OK, instead of pictures how about showing your plans of this dream shop?

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Old 01-19-2007, 09:10 PM   #23
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Some older plans I had

So, this was a rough concept I had awhile back.
The idea was to have the building as a big box with 12' walls. It would have a steep Gable roof covering the entire area.
There are no partitions between garage bays.
This plan was designed with acreage in mind and the pullthrough is large enough to accomodate most small farm vehicles.
The pull through was vaulted, but above the cars was a gameroom/bar, or loft/guesthouse. And above the shop fair was a place for lumber material storage.

I center garage service type elevator would allow you to easily place large items on the second floor.

Sorry, no elevations at this time, but really the floor plan can easily be adjusted and uses space well.
I really got hooked on pull throughs with my father's shop. Great for ventilation, and very nice to be able to drive in and out.
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Bambi needs to roam free ! Not be locked up in a garage !

Take the money you were going to spend on the garage and get on the road and give that little guy a good workout !
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:16 PM   #25
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Bambi needs to roam free ! Not be locked up in a garage !

Take the money you were going to spend on the garage and get on the road and give that little guy a good workout !
Well some of us are in the land of snow at this time of the year. Bambi is mucho happier out of the snowy cold!

Now in about 2.5 months its another story... can't wait!
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I own an 02 Bambi.
It's 19'2" x 8'
The link, Airstream.com, also shows the specifications of all trailers.
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