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Old 05-23-2018, 11:50 AM
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Garage dilemma for new truck

well get the jokes out now, I have between 7 and 9 inches...




Ok, now that were done with that, I have an 07 Tahoe with 208k miles. Been a great truck, everything on it works, but its getting old and Im growing a little concerned with hauling anything on long trips anymore. Was really looking at a 2018 Sierra Denali or some variation of the F150. Problem is, my garage is about 238 long. The Sierra - 229 (crew cab short box), f150 is 231 (supercrew 5.5 box).

So... super tight clearance. Want to hear from others that may have been in the same situation, and what you decided to go with.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:14 PM
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well get the jokes out now, I have between 7 and 9 inches...









Ok, now that were done with that, I have an 07 Tahoe with 208k miles. Been a great truck, everything on it works, but its getting old and Im growing a little concerned with hauling anything on long trips anymore. Was really looking at a 2018 Sierra Denali or some variation of the F150. Problem is, my garage is about 238 long. The Sierra - 229 (crew cab short box), f150 is 231 (supercrew 5.5 box).



So... super tight clearance. Want to hear from others that may have been in the same situation, and what you decided to go with.


Slightly different, but I have a super crew long bed (243.7) in roughly a 250 spot. Its actually closer to 270 but a cabinet takes up the rest of the space. Its tight but Ive learned to deal with it. Bigger factor for me was width (tow mirrors have to be folded to get in). Was important to me to have power mirrors to avoid getting out every time.

Only regret is not having front sensors/camera. But I work around it by pulling in close to the spot, throwing it in reverse for a second to activate the backup camera, and then pulling forward watching for my position clue on the screen.


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Old 05-23-2018, 12:32 PM
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Sounds like you need to build a new garage! :0
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:53 PM
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Is parking outdoors not an option? All the houses I've lived in, never parked in the garage, that was motorcycle parking.
Not knowing how your garage sits in relation to your house, could you push the back wall out a bit?
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:56 PM
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Current house has no option to modify garage nor build new. Also don’t want a new Denali sitting outside.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:02 PM
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I used to have to kiss my bumper against the back all of my houses garage to get it in, any extra space to me would be a plus! Lol
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:24 PM
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:36 PM
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We have about 6 inches of space, cannot have the hitch on the truck to go in the garage so it stays out in the summer. But, its an 08 chevy with rust and 195k on it. If I had a new fancy one I may just jump out and take the hitch off to close the door if we have been hauling the boat.

I put up the tennis ball on a string and even my wife gets it every time. I'm sure the bumper has touched the wall of the house a time or two...
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:57 PM
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Anything you hang from the ceiling is something you'll walk into every time you walk through the empty garage. This thing is the ticket.
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:27 PM
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tennis ball or a golf ball on a string ... but as stated above, you will be walking into it when the vehicle isn't in the garage.
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