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jzelt
10-04-2012, 01:36 PM
2004 Supra 22 SSV. Height with tower up and light is 128".

We are looking to build a garage to store the boat and other toys.
It will be 30' (wide) x 40' (deep). It will have 2 12' wide doors.
I have searched several sites and was curious on what height garage door?
Is 12' door enough clearance without having to take the tower down or lower the air pressure in tires?
I have read about others disconnecting the door from the opener and having to pull it back and secure it to get the clearance.

I don't want to have to do any adjustments, just back in and unhook.

I would have ~ 1 ft of clearance between the 2 measurements, but I figure the 12' is rough opening, so if the door fully opened takes 8" away, may be tight...

Thoughts or experiences? (also posted on Supra site).

lewisb13
10-04-2012, 01:40 PM
I think you answered your own question. My garage door is 10'6 tall and the boat clears it fine with the light UP. So your 12 foot high door is plenty. Your new door shouldnt be hanging down the ~24 inches it would need to for the boat not to fit.

bbuhtz
10-04-2012, 01:49 PM
2004 Supra 22 SSV. Height with tower up and light is 128".

We are looking to build a garage to store the boat and other toys.
It will be 30' (wide) x 40' (deep). It will have 2 12' wide doors.
I have searched several sites and was curious on what height garage door?
Is 12' door enough clearance without having to take the tower down or lower the air pressure in tires?
I have read about others disconnecting the door from the opener and having to pull it back and secure it to get the clearance.

I don't want to have to do any adjustments, just back in and unhook.

I would have ~ 1 ft of clearance between the 2 measurements, but I figure the 12' is rough opening, so if the door fully opened takes 8" away, may be tight...

Thoughts or experiences? (also posted on Supra site).

I'm currently building a garage/shop as well (40x48x16) with 3 14' tall doors. I went with 14' doors because I never want to have a problem with getting something into the garage if my doors weren't tall enough. I found the majority of people who built garages for campers/boats/etc that had 12' doors wish they would have just went with 14' tall doors. That would be my recommendation, go with the tallest door (if you can) so there wouldn't be any issues later on down the road.

KG's Supra24
10-04-2012, 01:54 PM
I agree with both of the above. 12 foot should be plenty but if 14 is feasible, you might as well go with the larger to cover any future issues. Hey, it's not my money right.

zabooda
10-04-2012, 01:57 PM
I concur with the 14' doors. When you sell your house there is more interest from people with RVs than there would with people with boats and towers. Who knows what the future lies in boats as you could have a surf boat with a party room/sleeping quarters down stairs with twin Vs.

jmb
10-04-2012, 02:10 PM
Mine is 30X40, 11 foot high door. Your clearance would be fine. Love mine!

kaneboats
10-04-2012, 02:11 PM
I feel so inadequate with my 7 foot door.

chawk610
10-04-2012, 02:17 PM
Door envy here as well. :(

Ian Brantford
10-04-2012, 02:48 PM
What a timely thread. I've just been wondering if I have enough time before the snow flies to get a new external garage built.

I'm not sure that I want to have enough room to fit an RV... because then my father will want to park his RV there when my boat's at the lake. The RV is near its end of life, so it might get stuck there forever. :-O

jzelt
10-04-2012, 04:28 PM
Awesome. Thanks for the input. I kept saying I wanted 14' doors, the builder, when he wrote up the paperwork put 12' x 12'. I thought it would be ok, but will go back and see if he just wrote it up wrong.

I love spending other people's money too. Right now I am spending my wife's money even though I am the only one working right now...

harmsway
10-06-2012, 11:16 AM
I agree with putting the biggest door you can fit. I built a 42w x 58l x 16h and put (1) 12x12 door for the boat
and (2) 16w x 14h drive through doors. I have a 30' camper which is almost 12' high but when we up grade to an RV they are just shy of 13' tall. That way you are prepared for any future toys. I have pics of my build in my album if interested.

jstenger
10-06-2012, 09:49 PM
A 12' high door is plenty for any boat and any travel trailer. But beware, if you plan on buying a 5th wheel camper, you will need a 14' door. By the way, my barn is 48' X 75' X 14' with a 16' wide by 14' tall garage door. I was able to use a 14' tall door with 14' tall walls by using scissor trusses, and low clearance top door tracks.

smokedog2
10-06-2012, 10:07 PM
Iíd call you a Democrat, spending other peopleís money but you self-eliminated when you followed with Iím working.

SD2

jzelt
10-08-2012, 09:28 AM
I researched the camper height and 13'1" was one I saw I could envision us getting. We are upgrading to 14 x14 door thanks to the comments.

Smokedog2, neither side is any good anymore in my opinion, it is only voting for who is likely to screw me over less.