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Bill N

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2017, 08:44:41 AM »


I was surprised to find that I have two 50 amp RV electric outlets, one is inside the RV Garage and one is outside on the wall in the gated parking area.  They are on separate breakers and the RV garage has its own sub panel.  Both areas also have water and sewer connections.

Beautiful setup Bill.  Since you have two complete RV setups, I suppose you will be inviting all other old on the road vets to stop by for a visit and vittles.  LOL  Enjoy those nice digs.

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Larry N.

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2017, 08:53:48 AM »
Yes, do be careful of your measurements. A man down the street recently built a new garage especially for his Monaco Knight, but it doesn't quite fit, so he's parking it outside next to the garage. A sloping driveway at the entrance and mirrors on the coach had an effect on that.
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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2017, 09:12:50 AM »
Yes, do be careful of your measurements. A man down the street recently built a new garage especially for his Monaco Knight, but it doesn't quite fit, so he's parking it outside next to the garage. A sloping driveway at the entrance and mirrors on the coach had an effect on that.

Agreed Larry.  I don't think I will have that issue. Actually I am planning the "just in case I buy a 45-footer" strategy.  My new shop/RV garage is 50x60 with 16' ceilings and 14' tall by 16' wide door on the RV storage side.  I was just curious to help me gage how much extra room I will have. ;)

Looks like a great setup Bill has though.

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2017, 06:59:44 PM »
no vehicle without an Over Height Permit can be over 13"6 in the eastern states,  and 14' in the western states...

13' 6" is considered the safe max height nationally without worries.
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HueyPilotVN

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2017, 07:19:15 PM »
Looks like a nice RV garage, home (what I can see from the front) looks nice as well.  Is your RV garage door 13' tall?  Just curious as you mentioned your ceiling is 14'.  I am going taller door and ceiling but I'm trying to gage how mine will look in my new garage after seeing the pictures of yours inside.

Thanks and congrats.

Mike.

The real estate listing for my house say that the RV Garage door is 14 feet tall.  So I measured it by connecting a tape measure to the bottom edge of the door and opening it.

The actual opening is 12 feet 11 inches.   This is what led me to do a test fitting.  I measured my DP outside and came up with 13 feet 2 inches tall.   The high point is the Automatic Sat Dome.  By dumping the air suspension I do clear by an inch or two.

My door was certainly not a 14 foot door.

I also had to cut off part of the bracket that connects the door opener to the door.  It extended down about 4 inches.  I took my cut off wheel to the test fittting.


The Stacker has to live outside.  It was originally 13 feet 6 inches tall.  After changing the tire size and adding solar panels it is now a few inches taller.

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I am glad that I also have a roll up door on the back of the garage.  It is not for driving thru but it does create a very nice breeze thru the garage and it gives me a view of the lake.

« Last Edit: March 14, 2017, 07:33:31 PM by HueyPilotVN »
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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2017, 07:40:59 AM »
The real estate listing for my house say that the RV Garage door is 14 feet tall.  So I measured it by connecting a tape measure to the bottom edge of the door and opening it.

The actual opening is 12 feet 11 inches.   This is what led me to do a test fitting.  I measured my DP outside and came up with 13 feet 2 inches tall.   The high point is the Automatic Sat Dome.  By dumping the air suspension I do clear by an inch or two.

My door was certainly not a 14 foot door.

I also had to cut off part of the bracket that connects the door opener to the door.  It extended down about 4 inches.  I took my cut off wheel to the test fittting.


The Stacker has to live outside.  It was originally 13 feet 6 inches tall.  After changing the tire size and adding solar panels it is now a few inches taller.

Edit:

I am glad that I also have a roll up door on the back of the garage.  It is not for driving thru but it does create a very nice breeze thru the garage and it gives me a view of the lake.

Good to hear Bill.  I was just curious because you mentioned you had 14' ceilings and I figured 13' door would probably be the max and they are a little harder to come by than the standard size due to costs.

I waffled on my new shop trying to decide to go with 14' ceilings and then just special order a 13' door as my coach is just barely under the 13' height and figured I could do the same as you and merely dump my air.  Luckily when I was talking with the building inspector for our new subdivision he said he wouldn't hold me to the 25' overall height of the roof peak just as long as it isn't taller then the house.  BINGO!!!   So I went 16' ceilings and 14' tall door so no matter what coach I may or may not ever end up with in the future it will fit.  My contractor said the cost will be very negligible so it was a no brainer for me.

Thanks again for the info and it is a great looking setup you have.

Mike.
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Terry A. Brewer

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2017, 03:16:05 PM »
Mike

Here are some pics of my RV garage.

The door is 12'X14' and the interior garage dimensions are 16'H X 55'D X 20'W

I'm following your garage build on your Garage forum and also noticed the different building codes...Here if you go over 16'W on the interior garage you have to use steel for the garage door opening.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2017, 02:12:44 AM by Terry A. Brewer »

zmotorsports

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2017, 04:08:07 PM »
Mike

Here are some pics of my RV garage.

The door is 12'X14' and the interior garage dimensions are 16'H X 55'D X 20'W

I'm following your garage build on your Garage forum and also noticed the different building codes...Here if you go over 16'W on the interior garage you have to use steel for the garage door opening.

Thanks Terry. 

What no pictures of the coach with the new paint job??????

It is interesting with all of the varieties of techniques they use depending on area and what the codes are. 

Your RV garage looks awesome.

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2017, 08:16:47 PM »
nice I'm jealous

Joezeppy

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2017, 07:42:38 AM »
Love the pics of all the RV garages. Our dream is to buy the 1 acre lot next to us and put up a barn to store our camper and truck for the winter. Of course by the time it happens we may be retired and snowbirding and won't need it. :)
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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2017, 07:44:25 AM »
The absolute BEST cover for keeping snow off the coach is...

*DRUM ROLL*

Florida sunshine!  8)
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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2017, 08:03:49 AM »
The absolute BEST cover for keeping snow off the coach is...

*DRUM ROLL*

Florida sunshine!  8)

Unfortunately sun is more damaging than the winter snow.  All of our coaches have sat outside rain, snow or shine for the past 23 years of RVing and we finally decided to pull the trigger on moving to build a new larger shop with enough space to store our RV indoors.  I just decided while I was building it I may as well build it to accommodate the largest of RV's in the event I ever decide to upsize.

Either way, snow or shine it will have a covered home when we are not using it, which due to the wife and I still working is unfortunately quite a lot each year that it sits.

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HueyPilotVN

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2017, 09:46:51 PM »
So where are the  photos of the inside of your new home?
BB

Betty.

It has been about 8 months since we moved in and Renae has made me wait till she has had time for her decorating the inside.

Here are some pictures of the inside.

I will use a couple of posts to get them

 
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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2017, 09:49:40 PM »
More inside pictures

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2017, 04:57:02 AM »
Nice looking pony Bill. I had a 69 Cougar Eliminator in that color with a matching boat.
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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2017, 06:09:56 AM »
Great lookin' place Bill. I can't think of any two people that deserve it more. I pray you both have a lot of enjoyable times there and create a lot of great memories. :)
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Bill N

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2017, 06:51:17 AM »
Man o man Bill - how long is that coach?  How many slides?  oh wait - it's a house!!...................lol     Great looking setup  - enjoy.

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2017, 01:41:50 PM »
I was going to say "what snow?" but apparently Lake Havasu City does get some occasionally ... once in the last 29 years to be exact.  December 31, 2014 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMYBsxm3LwQ

I hope it's not too much trouble to shovel it off the roof the Stacker.   ;)
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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2017, 08:33:32 PM »
Complements to Ranae!  It is beautiful!!

Give you $50k for it, fully furnished!  ;D
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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2017, 11:19:17 AM »
Bill, the place looks great. 

Congratulations.

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Re: Cover to keep snow off coach
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2017, 11:48:51 AM »
Impressive all around  ;D  Thanks for sharing!
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