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skinnylee

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just wondering how everybody would set up a ultimate sportsmans garage which would have boat and four wheeler and what else

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Take the length of a suburban, add the width of your boat, add a few feet for clearance and you have the depth. Then make it wide enough for two cars and a workbench. Make sure you put in walls at least nine feet high so you can have eight foot doors (a fullsize 4X4 has a tough time with a standard 7ft door).

28X30 or 30X30 is about right, depending on your boat. If your other car is shorter you can get away with less depth, but not much.

You then have room to park your boat across the back with two vehicles side by side and a workbench area along one wall. If your bench is short enough there's plenty of room for an ATV, snowblower, lawnmower, propane grill or whatever. I built mine in '98, and within three years three of my neighbors had one just like it, but one of them heats and airconditions his. What a show off!

I put in two nine foot wide overhead doors which is kind of a pain when I'm putting the boat away, but I like the two doors rather than one big one because when I heat it in winter I have less heat loss when I take vehicle out. Two doors is also a little more expensive.

I wanted storage space off the floor for things I use occasionally so I built a loft across the back just high enough so I don't have to duck. The boat tucks right under it, with a rod rack on the wall behind the boat.

You can probably tell, I love my garage. If I ever move I'm building another one just like it.

Oh yeah, don't forget the fridge and the stereo!!

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I built mine last summer. 36' wide by 30' deep. The rollup doors are 8' high with one 16' wide and one 8' wide. Man door on one side. Ceilings are 10' high, with trusses pitched enough to provide plenty of storage space. Insulated and sheetrocked with work benches all the way around two walls, tools hung on third wall.

Mine holds 19' boat, 2 sleds, sled trailer, ATV, ATV trailer with plenty of room left for working.

[This message has been edited by Wave Runner (edited 02-27-2004).]

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My dream garage would be long enough to have the truck and camper or boat hooked up inside. I'd like a back garage door so I can pull through.

We've got a single attached full of Suburban and a single detatched full of extended cab Silverado. The detached is parallel to the alley with a cement pad where the camper and firewood trailer park. I'm hoping to add a second stall by fall. The plan is to have a 12-foot door so that someday we can park a hardside trailer inside. I'd also like to add a second level for a shop and storage.

[This message has been edited by IFallsRon (edited 02-27-2004).]

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I built a 36 w X 30 d with a 16 and 8 foot doors 8 foot high. I have a roof with an 8 12 pitch and with spread web trusses. This allows for storage of the tubes, skis, deer stands, extra coolers, ice fishing equipment, extra rods and other stuff that is bulky and used either infrequntly or seasonally. The pitch and the spread web trusses allow plenty of room to walk around and I have lighting above as well.

I can store my ProV 1800, F-250 SuperCab Shortbox, snowmobile tralier and the wife's car with lots of walk around room. This summer I am going to rock the celing and install a gas furnace. On one wall I have wire shelving for all my camping equipment and stuff I need to use on a regular basis.

I installed halogen lighting above the boat and over the work bench. I also have a big sound system.

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I would have made good use of a 36x30 if my lot was big enough. I have changed my mind. If I move I'll build one just like mine but bigger!

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50x70 pole shed with 16' sidewalls a 16'x14' overhead, door wersbo in floor heated slab, a 12' wide mezzanine at one end running the width of the shed,six 400 watt metal halide low bay light fixtures, 2 industrial ceiling fans, 52" plasm hdtv with surround sound and an above ground hoist a double wide snap on tool box fully stocked a complete shop full of wood working equipment,unisaw ,radial arm,joiner,planer,etc,etc not to much to ask for is it

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Seems to me if your talking ultimate you would need a toilet and sink. Then maybe a utility sink and a fish cleaning bench. So you don't have to do that in the house. Put in a floor drain then you can wash the suburban inside in the winter. For get all the tools that ussually translates into work!

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I'd strip it bare 'cept a shotgun, some tipups, and some posters for inspiration, wheel it out on a lake, pop some holes in the floor, set the tip-ups, and release a bunch of pheasants inside.

Let the pandemonium begin!

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If you go with a single door, definitely go with an 18 ft wide door, a little extra $$, but definitely worth it!

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