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dmayer84
12-03-2006, 04:06 PM
We are building a new unattached garage and I am trying to figure out what size it needs to be so that the boat will fit length, width, height. There will be a porsche in there eventually and I dont want it to be to tight. All help is appreciated.

JimN
12-03-2006, 04:39 PM
Four car ought to do it. Gives you room to take things out of whatever needs to be emptied and you can put in storage, counter tops, something on the walls to hang things (like a plasma or DLP TV), your stereo, fridge, etc. If you can, install plumbing for washing up, washing the boat and car, maybe a restroom. Seriously, if you'll be out there for any length of time and the garage isn't right next to the house, it's really practical. I'd love to have a sink in my garage. Overhead storage is great, too.

dmayer84
12-03-2006, 06:34 PM
Four car is way too big, I am really looking for something that will be big enough to put the boat and car in and storage for the boat equipment. I just went out and measured I think that 25 ft should be long enough to fit it. Does anyone know how tall the garage doors should be so that it will go in without any issues?

JohnnyB
12-03-2006, 07:38 PM
Rule of thumb.....figure out how much garage you need and then build it 20% larger.

Workin' 4 Toys
12-04-2006, 12:02 AM
With your tower folded you should be good with 8' tall doors.
If you're getting two single doors, make sure they are 10' wide each. If you are getting one door make sure its at least 16' wide. If you can request it later or if you are doing the install yourself on the overhead doors, install LONG radius arms at the top of the door. This will help add a few extra inches of room in the center so the openers arms won't touch anything that will make it through the door.

A 26' deep garage should do nicely. If you can, add some space to walk around the front AND back. And 26' width would be nice. This way you can open the doors on both sides of the car and not hit anything.

pflcjl
12-04-2006, 07:23 AM
I absolutely made a mistake with 9' wide doors. My 2001 PS190 fit fine but my 2006 197 barely fits in. I literally have an inch clearance on each side. In fact I remove the trailer guides before I back it in the garage for extra clearance. Also a tandem axle trailer makes things worse because they are extremely hard to back up into a tight angle or corner.

Otherwise it's a "killer garage" - I just wished I new how to post pictures as I would show it to you.

Always get this error message "Your file of 434.9 KB bytes exceeds the forum's limit of 19.5 KB for this filetype." and never seem to get good instructions from this site to help post??

T Scott
12-04-2006, 09:45 AM
I absolutely made a mistake with 9' wide doors. My 2001 PS190 fit fine but my 2006 197 barely fits in. I literally have an inch clearance on each side. In fact I remove the trailer guides before I back it in the garage for extra clearance. Also a tandem axle trailer makes things worse because they are extremely hard to back up into a tight angle or corner.

Otherwise it's a "killer garage" - I just wished I new how to post pictures as I would show it to you.

Always get this error message "Your file of 434.9 KB bytes exceeds the forum's limit of 19.5 KB for this filetype." and never seem to get good instructions from this site to help post??

Here is a link to the FAQ page, specifically addressing the question you ask about posting photos.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=103156&postcount=10

TMCNo1
12-04-2006, 10:20 AM
I absolutely made a mistake with 9' wide doors. My 2001 PS190 fit fine but my 2006 197 barely fits in. I literally have an inch clearance on each side. In fact I remove the trailer guides before I back it in the garage for extra clearance. Also a tandem axle trailer makes things worse because they are extremely hard to back up into a tight angle or corner.

Otherwise it's a "killer garage" - I just wished I new how to post pictures as I would show it to you.

Always get this error message "Your file of 434.9 KB bytes exceeds the forum's limit of 19.5 KB for this filetype." and never seem to get good instructions from this site to help post??


How wide is the garage? You can knock out the center section between the doors, rebuild the header to support the weight and install one big door if you can. I have a 24' wide garage with a 20' rollup door and there is nothing like it. We back in 3 full sized vehicles, but have to be careful.

dmayer84
12-04-2006, 02:41 PM
Looks like the garage is going to be 26' x 16' and I think we are going to use the Wayne Dalton I drive for the garage door.

cbryan70
12-04-2006, 02:44 PM
TMC use photobucket to host the pictures then it will give you a direct link and you can post without having to worry about size

TMCNo1
12-04-2006, 02:50 PM
TMC use photobucket to host the pictures then it will give you a direct link and you can post without having to worry about size


It was pflcjl, not me.

cbryan70
12-04-2006, 02:52 PM
ahhhh whoops sorry! lol

Ric
12-04-2006, 03:00 PM
TMC use photobucket to host the pictures then it will give you a direct link and you can post without having to worry about size How do we use photobucket :o

BrianM
12-04-2006, 03:01 PM
Looks like the garage is going to be 26' x 16' and I think we are going to use the Wayne Dalton I drive for the garage door.

Sounds like it is plenty deep enough but very narrow for a boat and a car. A standard 2 car garage is 20' wide and that is tight.

dmayer84
12-04-2006, 03:02 PM
Sounds like it is plenty deep enough but very narrow for a boat and a car. A standard 2 car garage is 20' wide and that is tight.

I'm not the one paying for it so beggars can't be choosers but, Im gonna try and push for it to be a bit wider.

M-Funf
12-04-2006, 03:03 PM
Yeah, sounds narrow to me, too. A standard garage door is 16' wide, but you'll probably need 2-3' on either side of the door by code, so you'll probably end up with a narrower door, maybe even custom.

I agree that you'll want to make the garage bigger than you think...mine is 26' X 33' and it's still a bit crowded for my tastes.:rolleyes:

edit: my doors are 7' tall and 9' wide...that's JUST wide enough for my MC to fit.

Diesel
12-04-2006, 06:52 PM
Looks like the garage is going to be 26' x 16' and I think we are going to use the Wayne Dalton I drive for the garage door.

Wayyyyyyy too small. Do it right the first time. I would say 35x30

6ballsisall
12-04-2006, 08:31 PM
Wayyyyyyy too small. Do it right the first time. I would say 35x30

I like the way this guy thinks!!!!!!! ^^^^^^^^^:D

Jerseydave
12-04-2006, 09:09 PM
Build it tall enough for 12'X12' doors! Our pole barn is 40X52 with 3 12X12 doors. I keep the work truck in there (11' high), 31' travel trailer, 2 farm tractors and the boat without ever folding the tower. I can't tell you how nice it is to never fold that tower!

Get tall doors, you won't regret it!

milkmania
12-04-2006, 11:19 PM
don't know if you have a Sutherlands near you, but I was in there today, and they've got a pretty sweet deal on a 30 x 40 x 10 pole barn and the same thing made out of steel..... wood = $13,900.00 steel = $14,900.00


installed

both include concrete pad!

http://www.sutherlandlumber.com/ads/display.asp?imgnum=26877

dmayer84
12-04-2006, 11:27 PM
don't know if you have a Sutherlands near you, but I was in there today, and they've got a pretty sweet deal on a 30 x 40 x 10 pole barn and the same thing made out of steel..... wood = $13,900.00 steel = $14,900.00


installed

both include concrete pad!

http://www.sutherlandlumber.com/ads/display.asp?imgnum=26877

Couldnt even think of having something that big. Its very close to the property line as it is and it has to go to the town board of adjustments and I dont think that would even get approved. The whole thing originally started out as a garage for my dads new toy, luckily for me my mom got involved and told him it has to be big enough to fit my boat.

rick s.
12-05-2006, 05:56 AM
my new garage is going for approval by the city next week. It's a drive thru garage, almost 40 feet long by 20 feet wide. Garage doors are 16'8" x 9'6". Hope to have it done by late spring.

Can't wait to bring the boat home!

Workin' 4 Toys
12-05-2006, 12:59 PM
my new garage is going for approval by the city next week. It's a drive thru garage, almost 40 feet long by 20 feet wide. Garage doors are 16'8" x 9'6". Hope to have it done by late spring.

Can't wait to bring the boat home!
Can I ask why 9'6 and not 10' or 12'.... Won't the tower still hit at 9'6"..?

M-Funf
12-05-2006, 03:18 PM
don't know if you have a Sutherlands near you, but I was in there today, and they've got a pretty sweet deal on a 30 x 40 x 10 pole barn and the same thing made out of steel..... wood = $13,900.00 steel = $14,900.00


installed

both include concrete pad!

http://www.sutherlandlumber.com/ads/display.asp?imgnum=26877

Dang! That's one heck of a deal...do they deliver :rolleyes:

Sodar
12-05-2006, 04:44 PM
Dang! That's one heck of a deal...do they deliver :rolleyes:

I'll second that! We need some of those out here in Cali!!

milkmania
12-05-2006, 06:12 PM
Dang! That's one heck of a deal...do they deliver :rolleyes:

sorry, you're SOL

yellow states only:rolleyes:

rick s.
12-05-2006, 10:25 PM
Can I ask why 9'6 and not 10' or 12'.... Won't the tower still hit at 9'6"..?


I'll have to fold the tower down. The city has height restrictions which prevent me from going higher.

slickwilly
12-05-2006, 10:36 PM
I built mine 24x16 with two garage doors and it houses my PS205, 911 Carrera 2 and 54" zero-turn lawn mower for the winter. It is tight but manageable. If you can go a little bigger, go for it.

Workin' 4 Toys
12-05-2006, 11:53 PM
I'll have to fold the tower down. The city has height restrictions which prevent me from going higher.
Oh, I know all about restrictions.....;)

JimN
12-06-2006, 12:51 AM
rick s.- did they say that you can't go deeper or higher? Dig a couple of feet down, flatten it and pave it, then pitch it for drainage or put a floor drain in it.

atlfootr
12-06-2006, 08:09 AM
We are building a new unattached garage, what size does it needs to be so that the boat will fit length, width, height. There will be a porsche in there eventually as well.
All help is appreciated.FYI make it mulitple x's BIGGER then you think, you actually need it. :rolleyes: