Are you looking to build or purchase an RV garage but you’re not sure what size is right? This will give you the basic understanding of RV sizes & things to think about to help you make a decision.
How large should the building be?
The general rule when building any type of garage, be it for a regular vehicle or a recreational vehicle, is that bigger is always better.
If you have limited space to build, the key is finding the balance between a generous enough size to accommodate your current RV, as well as room to grow in case you decide to upgrade to a larger RV in the future. Your smaller motor home may be an adequate size for now, but once you start to really enjoy the benefits of a transportable vacation home, upgrading to a larger luxury model may be a future option.
Remember— rarely does one ever complain about having too much storage space – our advice is always build as large as you can afford.
To begin determining the recommended size for your garage, you will need to first determine the clearance height, length and width of your RV.
– A Class A Motorhome, the largest and most luxurious of all RVs, has an average height of 10 feet, and can range from 21 to 45 feet in length. This RV typically requires a garage with a clearance height of at least 14 feet, and 45 to 50 feet in length depending on how much additional storage you wish to have.
– A Class B Camper Van has an average height of eight feet, and can range from 16 to 21 feet in length. This RV typically requires garage with a clearance height of at least 12 feet, and 25 to 30 feet in length.
– A Class C Motorhome, which has a distinctive cab-over bunk, has an average height of about 10 feet, and can range from 21 to 35 feet in length. This RV typically requires garage with a clearance height of at least 14 feet, and 40 to 45 feet in length.
– Most RVs range between 8 and 8 ½ feet in width, and require at least 10 feet for comfortable maneuverability around the vehicle inside the garage.
To determine the width of your RV garage, take into account the width of your RV as well as space to open the doors of the vehicle. Consider additional width space if your RV has slide outs that you wish to extend while the vehicle is parked in the garage.
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