If you’re like me, you’ve got a sweet motorhome that you’d love to take on road trips but have to figure out where you’ll store it. Luckily, if your garage is big enough, it can be converted into the perfect place to house your RV. Here’s how I customized mine:
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Measure your garage height carefully
The garage height is a critical factor in choosing your motorhome. If the garage is not high enough, you may have to remove the roof rack first and then lower it back into place when you park in your garage.
The only way to know for sure is by measuring your motorhome with its roof rack on both with and without the ladder attached. This will give you an accurate picture of how much room you will have left in your garage after parking your vehicle.
Check that your motorhome can clear the garage door opening.
To ensure that your motorhome is going to fit into your garage, you will need to measure both your motorhome and the garage door opening. You should measure:
- The height of your motorhome (from ground level)
- The width of your motorhome (the point where it narrows)
- The length of your motorhome (where it ends).
Install a garage door opener with an external keypad.
You need to make sure that there is enough space for the external keypad. You also need to make sure that it is easy to use and install, so that you do not have any problems operating the door openers.
The keypads are made up of buttons and lights which give information about their functionality. It should be easy to maintain, replace or repair the keypad if needed.
Find out what you’re willing to compromise on.
In this section, we’ll help you decide what’s important and what’s not. This can help you narrow down your options and find the best motorhome for your needs.
- Safety: If it doesn’t have a good safety record, don’t buy it! Don’t compromise on this one!
- Quality: The quality of construction is just as important as its performance in terms of how well it will hold up over time. Don’t compromise on this one either!
- Budget: A good rule of thumb for budgeting is “what do my priorities mean to me?” If something has high priority then make sure that it has enough money set aside for it; otherwise put less money into lower priorities so they’re still covered adequately. You shouldn’t compromise too much on budget though because then some things will be left uncovered entirely which is bad news bears if something breaks unexpectedly later down the line once those other costs come due while simultaneously having no way to pay them off because everything else was already spent elsewhere (or worse yet: already spent multiple times over). So keep tabs on how much is going out versus coming back in at all times but especially when making big purchases like buying new motorhomes!
There are lots of options for fitting your motorhomes in your garages
You can have a motorhome, for example. Or you can have a garage, or even both!
- If you want to keep the garage separate from the motorhome, but still have access to it from the inside: buy a second-hand caravan and put it on top of your existing garage. This is an easy way to create extra space at home without having any big renovations done on your house or land.
- Alternatively, if you want more space on the inside of your house—as well as more room for visitors—you could purchase an RV (Recreational Vehicle) instead of just adding another floor above where people live currently. This option will require some remodeling work but will increase overall livability by allowing people greater freedom when moving throughout different rooms within their home/vehicle combination (and vice versa).
We hope we have helped you decide whether or not a motorhome will be able to fit in your garage. The best way to find out is by taking some measurements. If things don’t look good, don’t worry there are other options available to you such as lowering the garage door height, raising the roof of your garage, or even getting a new house built with a taller garage! Good luck!