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Posted: 03/16/22 05:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My previous TT was 7-1/2 feet wide and fit into my storage spot between two other trailers just fine. It was very easy to get it where it needed to be. My new 5er is 8 feet wide and takes a bit more skill to successfully get it in and obviously much tighter in its spot. I can barely get the door open enough to get inside. The extra width doesn’t seem like much but when backing it in that tight spot it feels like six feet!
As most of us do, I am always looking at the newer trailers to see what’s out there. I have been seeing many new ones that are 8 feet 5 inches wide. I could never get this in my current storage spot.
Do those of you that have to store your trailer at a storage facility have issues with a trailer 8 to 8 feet 5 inches?


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Posted: 03/16/22 05:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I had these same problems, I moved to another spot or different facility. Hopes this helps. Good luck.

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I do not have your issue. Plenty of room to get in and out. Slide too when others aren’t present. Find another facility IMO.


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Posted: 03/16/22 08:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No issues with our storage facility. I think you need to seek out a better spot, or a better facility.


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OP here. The storage facility is actually very good. Well lit, paved, wrought iron 6 foot fence, not chain link, and 24/7 entry with your own code. Just out of curiosity what do you think is the average width of any given space at any facility? 10 feet? 12 feet? I don’t know as I’ve never asked anyone before.
I am going to see if they have wider spots.

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Is the new trailer longer or is there a different tow vehicle involved?

I would be shocked if you could even notice the 6" width difference if it was easy to back in before.


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Is the new trailer longer or is there a different tow vehicle involved?

I would be shocked if you could even notice the 6" width difference if it was easy to back in before.

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Look for a storage facility where you can store a diesel pusher. When we ask for that type of space, we never have a problem. We always take a covered space.

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bsbeedub wrote:

OP here. The storage facility is actually very good. Well lit, paved, wrought iron 6 foot fence, not chain link, and 24/7 entry with your own code. Just out of curiosity what do you think is the average width of any given space at any facility? 10 feet? 12 feet? I don’t know as I’ve never asked anyone before.
I am going to see if they have wider spots.

The lot I store at has spaces that are 12 ft wide.


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Posted: 03/17/22 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've not measured ours, but it's about 2 feet wider per side than the trailer. So 12 feet wide or a little more. Not wide enough to put down those stupid, ridiculous, inconvenient steps though. [emoticon]

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