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f150camper

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Posted: 11/30/19 08:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all!
I am in the process of building a shop on my property.
The plan is to be able to park a travel trailer and/or coach in there.
Total shop size is 32(w)x48(d) with a 14x14 door.
My main question is this: How much room do I need in front of the shop to be able to get a travel trailer in there? Let's say a max travel trailer length of 35ft with a 20ft tow vehicle.

I have attached a quick drawing to visualize what I am talking about.
It looks like I will have about 57' (give or take a couple feet) in front of the shop. 44' of that will be on gravel, 13' will be on asphalt.

file:///C:/Users/kklein1/Desktop/temp/shop_space.jpg
Will this be enough room for a 35' TT or 40' Coach? I bet the Coach will be fine, but not sure about the TT.

BTW, I can't really try it out with the max length trailer, so please don't suggest that (placing cones, etc). We currently own a 21' TT, and I am sure I'll be fine getting that into the shop. I want to be able to use the shop down the road for things bigger than what we own now, or even enable any potential buyers.

Really appreciate any input!

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Posted: 11/30/19 09:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How in this world do I share images here? Used to work just fine, but have not done it in years.
Any help would be appreciated!

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Here You Go
Follow the Instructions Here

Pretty easy once you have done it.


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For the images, you're putting in the URL of a page with the image rather than a direct link to the image itself. This might work better.

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Here's my two cents, which may not be worth the pennies:

Maneuvering a trailer will partly depend on the tow vehicle: how tightly it can turn, and how sharp an angle you can get between it and the trailer without crunching something. With a good tow vehicle you could easily maneuver most any trailer into position with that space (well, you could provided you have some experience/skill at backing a trailer). One rather extreme example of a great vehicle for this is a standard farm tractor, which can turn very sharply if needed thanks to wheel brakes, pivoting around either of the back wheels.

A class A coach probably could be maneuvered into that space without extreme difficulty, I suspect, though I don't speak from any sort of personal experience. A large class C would probably be tricky as they tend to have pretty terrible minimum turning circles (and I do speak from some experience there). More room would definitely make things easier. I'm assuming the width of the gravel portion is at lest somewhat to scale--that it's considerably wider than the 13' wide asphalt drive, even if not nearly as wide as the shop.





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You could back a semi trailer into that garage if the driveway is square to the road and as wide as the sketch.
There isn't a RV that can't be backed into the driveway or shop if it is as big as the sketch.
And a 48' long shop is a huge luxury. My shop is 36' long and I feel like I died and went to heaven with that big of shop!
(But I've got every bay filled in a 3 car garage and a 36x 36 ish shop and could use a couple more bays....)


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build the shop for you ,with a rv in there you lost your play room .put a side shed on the building for the rv, been there.

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Posted: 12/01/19 04:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should have no problem backing a TT in there.You have plenty of space.


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Posted: 12/01/19 06:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It all depends upon your towing skills and how comfortable you are at backing up a trailer. If you are skilled at backing, I see no reason why the longer trailer would not fit.

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If you are lookiing at the structure the door will be on the right, make the radius of the right corner where the ramp meets the road a bit wider and if posible always back the trailer or RV on a left turn, you will always see where you are going on your left mirror, and yes that is plenty of turning space.

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For another $1200 you could get a powered trailer mover. But either way I think you will be fine with what you have suggested. I used to have a 35ft TT and a 20ft Excursion, 55ft total. And with a 14 ft wide door you can still back in on an angle and have the room to straighten it out. I wouldn't worry about it


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