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pennrver

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I am looking at around 40' wide, depth not sure yet but thinking 60'. Sidewalls, still undecided but based on some feedback here with a 14x14 door going to be 16' or 18' sidewalls. I'd like to perhaps put a basketball hoop in it for the winter time but not really planning around that.

If I have one door 14x14, any reason to make the second door smaller or should it just be the same size? I only plan on owning 1 rv!!

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Posted: 03/15/19 11:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I built a 40x60 Pole Barn back in 2017. During the winter months it houses my 38' 5ver, my brothers 41' 5ver, two trucks and a pontoon. I still have room for other odds and ends. Sometimes I think I should have went bigger though. Doors are 16' tall and 20' wide on one end and 14' wide on the other side. Allows me to pull thorough.


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Posted: 03/15/19 01:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pennrver, While good quality, roll-up,doors do add quite a bit of expense to the barn, it’s difficult to anticipate future needs....I recommend putting in the second 14x14 door. Cheaper and easier to do now than later. Seems like there was a commercial along similar lines! [emoticon]


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Posted: 03/15/19 03:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You will find the old rule will apply
"stuff grows to fit the container"


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Posted: 03/15/19 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tom/Barb wrote:

You will find the old rule will apply
"stuff grows to fit the container"


Yep! [emoticon]

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I had a 42 x 56' fully insulated, pole barn built by Cleary one year ago and I just got done with the lights, electrical, RV hook ups, rain gutters, storage shelves, etc. 56 feet is long enough for my truck and any trailer I will ever own... go as long as you need. Cleary was building them 42 feet instead of 40 feet wide, no extra charge, because they had a surplus of 42 foot trusses. It was only $200 extra to have 17 foot walls instead of 16 foot and I put 3 foot high eve lights all the way down the sides, which I absolutely love. It's plenty bright enough in there during the day to do anything I want. I have a few friends who had RV garages built with 12 foot doors when they had old motorhomes and now they have fifth wheels that won't fit inside, so be sure to get a 14 foot doors. I positioned the two RV doors so I can have an RV with the slides out on both sides and I still have 8 feet of extra width on one side for storage, mezzanine and work area. I had the floor poured with 5 inches of 4000 PSI concrete and there is a 10' x 15' section that's 8 inches thick for a future two post hoist. Water and electric are trenched underground coming from the house basement and I had the house, the septic tank and the pole barn all laid out so it would be easy to put In the rv dump. I wired it for future door openers extra RV receptacles, hoist and everything else I could think of . Plan for everything, right in the beginning and you will have piece of mind, when it's done. Craig

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OK everyone, I’m drooling now reading about all of these beautiful set-ups (and dreaming.....) [emoticon]


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blofgren, If it will make you feel better, neither one of ours, has concrete or insulation. Only, wiring, lights and recepticles. But, they are great storage for all of our stuff and the rv’s. Keeps everything out of the sun and the weather!

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memtb wrote:

blofgren, If it will make you feel better, neither one of ours, has concrete or insulation. Only, wiring, lights and recepticles. But, they are great storage for all of our stuff and the rv’s. Keeps everything out of the sun and the weather!


If that doesn't make you feel better, I park my motorhome on a not too unlevel patch of dirt (that used to be lawn before it was covered with a large vehicle) next to my garage.





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Someone said to not skimp on the size of the electric panel and I have to agree. Get the 200 amp one now you will not regret it. If you get a smaller one they will bury smaller wires to the shed. Then you will not be able to upgrade someday if you want to.

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