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Paul1944

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I built my shed primarily to house my motorhome but also wanted it to serve as a workshop. Mine is 30' x 50' with 14' sidewalls, insulated but not heated,, the door is a 14' x 12' roll-up and I had the drive poured 16' wide. I have full hook-up so I can thoroughly clean the holding tanks when we return from a trip and we also use the motorhome as an extra bedroom when needed. The one thing I had to change after the build was completed, I had to upgrade the electric hook-up from 30amp to 50amp. I would suggest going with 50amp initially and use a pigtail if you only need 30amp. Other than that MINOR problem I have been extremely pleased with my building. Would like to add a picture but don't know how, sorry.[image]

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Nice Paul! I know that you will forever regret having built the barn! [emoticon]


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I built a new 40X42 semi-round top shed with the intent of storing our 5ver in one side of it. my only regret is that I didn't install a wider door. We put in a 10 foot wide door and wish I has a 12.

The 5ver fits ok through the 10 foot door but with the awning on the curb side and the rain gutter spouts on both sides I only have about 4" to spare on each side which can be tricky to navigate when backing in.


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allen8106 wrote:

I built a new 40X42 semi-round top shed with the intent of storing our 5ver in one side of it. my only regret is that I didn't install a wider door. We put in a 10 foot wide door and wish I has a 12.

The 5ver fits ok through the 10 foot door but with the awning on the curb side and the rain gutter spouts on both sides I only have about 4" to spare on each side which can be tricky to navigate when backing in.


So your 5th wheel is more then 8 foot 6 inches wide ????? I didn't think that was legal.

Are you sure that you didn't mean to say that you have a 8 foot wide door and wish that you had a 10 ?

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Like he said; the awning, lights, door handles and whatever are in addition to the 8'-6". Weatherstripping on the door reduces the opening another 2" to 3". Now add any tilt to the approach, and there is nothing left.





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10’ door would be crazy tight IMO. I park my truck in a building with a 10ft door and it’s not too wide. With the mirrors unfolded I feel like I’m right on both sides.

I back my Reflection into a 14’ door and don’t feel like it’s excessive. I still have to watch.


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My door is 14x14! The extra width is real handy for positioning the trailer where the barn can be better utilized for other purposes as well. Wide is nice!

Our unit is 102” plus the awnings, etc. so, we’re 110” total width! A 10 foot door would be a bit tight! And then there are the truck mirrors! [emoticon]

We went with 10’ wide doors on our second pole barn....sure wish they were at least 12’.

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I have 10' wide doors on my building, it is very tight backing the trailer in. As usual, my biggest design mistake was "not quite big enough"!





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I built ours 50' 76' x 16' to the square. I have 1 - 14' x 14' Overhead and 2 - 10' x 10' Overheads. I wish I would of made the RV door 16' wide. I put a metal ceiling in it, added 12 Ceiling 6 bulb, florescent lights, installed Garage door Operators on the Overhead Doors, Concrete floor and insulated it.


Next year, I think I will build a 30' x 50' Apartment in it, just in case I want to sell our house and travel more than we do...


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CavemanCharlie wrote:

allen8106 wrote:

I built a new 40X42 semi-round top shed with the intent of storing our 5ver in one side of it. my only regret is that I didn't install a wider door. We put in a 10 foot wide door and wish I has a 12.

The 5ver fits ok through the 10 foot door but with the awning on the curb side and the rain gutter spouts on both sides I only have about 4" to spare on each side which can be tricky to navigate when backing in.


So your 5th wheel is more then 8 foot 6 inches wide ????? I didn't think that was legal.

Are you sure that you didn't mean to say that you have a 8 foot wide door and wish that you had a 10 ?


No....I said it exactly as I intended. The camper body is 8 foot wide but the factory awning on the curb side and the factory rain gutter spouts on the street side both together add about 8ish inches in overall width. My "10 foot" wide door measures 9 foot 8 inches inside to inside on the door frame which as I mentioned can be a little tricky backing in to. So with 6 inches to spare on each side I wish I had built the building with a 12 foot door instead of a 10.

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