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pennrver wrote:

Thanks for all the great info on here. Sounds like 14x14 doors is the way to go? Or at least definitely 14' height and 12' wide?

As far as depth... I've researched everything from 40 to 60 feet.

Width, how far out do the slides usually come? 3 feet or so? so want to be able to walk around with the slides out? So lets say you have a 14' wide door, with a 8.5' wide coach + 3' + 3' for slides on both sides, your at about 14-15' which is basically the width of the door. So for room on the side, you want your door about 10 feet or so from the side of the barn?

So hypothetically lets say you want a symmetrical barn with 2 identical bays... how much room in between the doors? 15'?

In my example above it would be 10' + 14' (door) + 15' (in between doors) + 14' (door) + 10' = 63'

63' wide seems big, doesn't it? So where do you reduce? In between, on the sides?


My truck and fiver combo is just under 55' hooked up.. whatever you do, plan on enough extra room for me to park mine in there as well.... [emoticon]

seriously, I would go 60' deep and perhaps 40' wide . NO SMALLER.... the slide will extend out about 36".. the awning ( when open) about 8'...


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I highly recommend building tall enough that roof maintenance can be done without pulling the coach outside. At least room enough to walk hunched over...


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I built a 20'x40' one end open, no door. One thing to consider is location of the utilities. I was in the fifth wheel when I designed it. Now that I am into motorized, the power, sewer and water are on the wrong side. I refuse to back the class A in as it is more difficult and the sun would then shine on the dash so I use extensions.


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Minimum header height (The opening you enter) 14" Minimum width No slide outs 15 feet.. With slides 20 feet.

Make the barn long enough to hold a 40 Footer cause... You may wish to upgrade. I'd suggest at least 60-70 feet long (Room for car as well)


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Posted: 03/13/19 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

40X60 gives you 2 twenty foot bays, with a pretty nice work space in the rear, you will very seldom see a coach 60' long.


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Your getting good advice on height and size.

I want to add that if you are going to build one spend the extra money and get a good one. At my house there is a Morton Building and it has been there since 1983 and is holding up very well. I have seen people put up "no name brand" buildings and they are just not built as well. For one thing if you are going to be adding any sliding doors the cheap building have doors that are built so flimsy that on a windy day you can not get them open because they flex so much. The quality and gauge of the steel on cheaper building can be bad too. I'm not saying it has to be a Morton building, just don't put up a cheap one.

Also, consider adding a side door. Or, if you have the space a door on the other end so that you can move things though. If you only have a door on one end you have built a cave. Then anything that gets stuck in the back on the shed (even a small item ) can not be removed unless you pull out everything that is on front of it. Sometimes it's nice to be able to slide open a side door to access smaller things you have stuck in the back of the shed. A lawnmower, or small trailer, for example.

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And don't forget your approach angles for pulling it in. No idea how your land lies.

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Build it as big as you can afford and fits on your property. Never heard anyone say they built a building too small. Good insulation and the ability to heat it is a blessing.





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CFerguson wrote:

And don't forget your approach angles for pulling it in. No idea how your land lies.

x2. I had a neighbor that didn't think about the approach angle, and the rig wouldn't fit. If you have a steep driveway going up that's especially important.


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Just remember to make it wide enough to open your slideouts without interfering with your other stuff.

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