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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 27, 2014 - 09:22 PM

I have a 24x24 attached garage. I decided tonight I was going to clean out one side and put my truck in there to clean it out.

I moved all my wood working stuff to the other garage 100 yards away from the house in the dark and snow. Then I carried all the wood and all my other supplies. Swept the floor and fired up my truck and backed it in. My trailer hitch it the work bench and my front bumper clears the door by 2 inches.

I can open the door far enough to slide out of the truck and that's about it. Good thing I backed in because with the door down I couldn't walk around the truck to get to the door.

I guess I should of expected this. My ram quad cab wouldn't even fit through the door!

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Posted November 27, 2014 - 09:27 PM

Tight. Noel
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Posted November 27, 2014 - 09:37 PM

Pictures? LOL
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Posted November 27, 2014 - 09:37 PM

We have the same problem when me and my wife had our built I wanted a 30x30 attached garage and the contractor talked me out of it .and I wish it wouldn't have happened because my truck will just barely fit in the garage and me being not to forward thinking I didn't buy a double lot and now there is no way to build another garage . And we will never move

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Posted November 27, 2014 - 09:48 PM

I had a coworker that did the same thing when he went from an extended cab Chevy to a Mega Cab Ram. In 2006. He still parks outside.


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Posted November 27, 2014 - 11:01 PM

you could always buy a Prius. That would solve your problem


That's one way to go...
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Posted November 27, 2014 - 11:04 PM

The best solution is to build a barn. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 04:17 AM

At least you get to park in a garage,Around here the wife parks in the garage durning winter months and no way in h**l can I get that spot.She is a good sport if I have to get my truck in there to work on it as long as it's only one or two days,after two days she get a little cranky.

I built a 3 car garage and my stuff takes up the rest of the room.

So she get the heated 24/7 parking spot and I get to scrape ice :mad2:


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 07:00 AM

Can you build on to the existing garage. Examine all the options, front, sides or back. It sounds like some renovation next summer might be a way to get the space you need.


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 07:09 AM

I never park in the garage unless to work on my vehicles.  All that thawing of salt/ice is not good for the vehicle or the garage and it makes a big mess.  My garage is 24x30, 2' short of my original plan but has never really been an issue 

 

I have always been cheap with floor space,,,my table saw slides under the the workbench,,,its not much of a table saw but then I am not much of a woodworker

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Posted November 28, 2014 - 08:03 AM

  I've never heard anyone complain of a garage being too big ,LOL!!  Because they all seem to get filled w/ more than just vehicles.

                                               Mike


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 08:23 AM

We can't get our 2004 Chevy 3/4 ton HD Ext cab in our attached garage either. The Aveo fits great. We park the Truck in the big garage. It's 30 X 40 and I wish I had listened to my wife and built it 40 X 60.  I couldn't get my 86 Chevy pickup in the attached garage and work in there had to pull it out to work on anything.   Good luck.                                                                                                                                                 Roger


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 08:51 AM

 My trailer hitch it the work bench and my front bumper clears the door by 2 inches....

 

When I rebuilt my garage, I installed a drop down bench like the one in the photos.  Gave me another 2 feet of room.  Every inch helps.

 

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Posted November 28, 2014 - 09:38 AM

That drop down bench is an awesome idea.

I have a 36x40 garage in the back that is a 100 yards from the house with no real driveway to it. It's full of my stuff. Atvs tractors ect...plus now my wood working tools
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Posted November 28, 2014 - 10:21 AM

You should buy one of the NEW years of GM trucks with the 4-1/2ft beds, made to Fit in your garage then, ha!  Wife gets the spot on the house 2 car garage, my 24 x 36 shop is full of tractors and shop stuff. I can get in to work on things, IF I pull half the running tractors out first!  I have heat to work in there also, but rarely run that. Winter kind of shuts down my shop till spring again.






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