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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Maybe it would fit, I'll have to re-measure. I think the my garage door takes up at least 5 inches. Regardless it would be VERY close.
    I bet it would be a tightish squeeze, but it seems like it would fit. Maybe if you pull in and then angle slightly.




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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    My house is 10 years old, my 4 door truck fits in with a couple inches in the back, and about two feet in the front.
    I usually let it sit outside in the summer, since I'm doing projects in there, but in the winter it goes inside.

    This helped with me parking it in the garage at the perfect spot. It's very handy:
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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    My house is 10 years old, my 4 door truck fits in with a couple inches in the back, and about two feet in the front.
    I usually let it sit outside in the summer, since I'm doing projects in there, but in the winter it goes inside.

    This helped with me parking it in the garage at the perfect spot. It's very handy:
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    I just hang a tennis ball from the ceiling when it hits the windshield you stop.



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

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    I just hang a tennis ball from the ceiling when it hits the windshield you stop.
    I'm not taking any chances. I bolted a 4x4 to the floor as a stop. Don't need an Excursion in the kitchen...


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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I was looking at a Dodge and it was 229". This seems to be about a foot longer then my actual garage.
    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Mine is 20' deep. I don't think with the garage door it would fit.
    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Isn't that 240"?
    I agree with True. 240" should be > 229" and the truck will fit.

    Unless this is some kind of metric problem, and in that case, you're a commie bastard.



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    I'm not taking any chances. I bolted a 4x4 to the floor as a stop. Don't need an Excursion in the kitchen...
    Watch out, those things have a way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it. Next thing you know you are on your *** in the garage!



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I bet it would be a tightish squeeze, but it seems like it would fit. Maybe if you pull in and then angle slightly.



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I just hang a tennis ball from the ceiling when it hits the windshield you stop.
    Yeah I could have done that but I have two ceiling fans in mine, and those things would probably get whipping around pretty good when I fire up the fans to high.


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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    I'm not taking any chances. I bolted a 4x4 to the floor as a stop. Don't need an Excursion in the kitchen...
    A dead hooker will also work.

    Quote Originally Posted by TruClone View Post
    Watch out, those things have a way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it. Next thing you know you are on your *** in the garage!
    This advice would still apply.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    I parked my truck into tight garages (renting and owning) for many years. I bought it new in 99. It sounds like it should be doable by measurements. The thing that really got annoying to me was not having the space to walk around the vehicle to get to something on the other side. You can put a lot of clever things up to help make sure you get it parked just right but you'll also quickly pick it up without them. It's a slower procedure either way. I just leave it out now and love the extra space for a workbench and projects.



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    My neighborhood was built in the 1970's and everyone's truck is on the driveway. I don't think it's uncommon at all.


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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    I put a couple layers of that black fibrous stuff they use on houses for sheeting up against the front wall when I pull my van in. It has a little "give" and you can crawl up to it pretty slowly. You see it move a bit when it touches so you don't push the wall down. It pulls away a bit anyway when you put it in park. I only get it out maybe 10 times a year, so it's not a big deal; I just really want it all the way forward so I have room behind to walk around like someone else mentioned.

    I think it's a crime when you see house plans with a "two-car" garage that has any dimension less than 20'. A real two car garage should be at least 24' x 24' which give you a bit of room on the side for shelving and storage and room for a mower, snow blower, power washer, air compressor, etc. Not to mention a work bench. And also you can actually open the vehicle doors to get in and out without smashing them into the other vehicle parked there.


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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Just make sure your truck has electric (remote) start. My truck barley fit in the garage and after a while I just left it in the driveway and started it from my window in the morning. Not ideal, but I'll never drive a car again.



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    My garage is bigger than my truck.



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by MeanDean View Post

    I think it's a crime when you see house plans with a "two-car" garage that has any dimension less than 20'. A real two car garage should be at least 24' x 24' which give you a bit of room on the side for shelving and storage and room for a mover, snow blower, power washer, air compressor, etc. Not to mention a work bench. And also you can actually open the doors to get in and out without smashing them into the other vehicle parked there.
    I agree that what these new developments call a "2-car garage" is a sham. I called to correct my insurance company when they said I had a 3-car garage. They told me it was all about width. I have space (can you believe it?) on both sides of my vehicle area and some in between. Only two garage doors though.



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