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Old 10-02-2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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Pole Barn for 378

Has anyone built a pole barn to store your MH? I am considering one and will have it heated for the winter. Any words of advice and what kind of cost am I looking at? Will also have a 50 amp.


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Old 10-02-2014, 10:41 PM   #2
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Only advice I can offer is to plan on building it with a 14 foot high overhead door and half again longer than what you think you might need.


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Old 10-02-2014, 10:50 PM   #3
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For heat, use hot water in-floor heating. The floor will be toasty warm to walk/lay on to work on your vehicles and you won't be heating the air space - wasting money.
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Never to big or tall......mine is 204'x 36' and RV wont fit.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:16 AM   #5
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Never to big or tall......mine is 204'x 36' and RV wont fit.
Holy cow - that is one long barn. Not sure if it s just the way the photo was taken, but looks like you could fit a whole campground inside that thing.

I have to assume your RV won't fit b/c of height, right?????????????
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I have 2 pole barn buildings. One is 32'x64' and the second is 45'x18'. The larger building was on the property when I bought the acreage in 1987 and I built the second one about 15 years ago. If I remember correctly, this building was about $10-$11K with 30 amp service (which I totally installed/wired)and a gravel/lime based floor. I'm guessing it would cost more than twice that amount, even approaching $30k with a cement/heated floor today. Good luck, I certainly wouldn't be without my buildings!
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I had a 30X40 pole barn with a 14 ft ceiling prior to the 2013 378 MH. It fits but not a lot of room. So off the back wall I used a 2x4 with a 6x6 block on the end for a rear wheel stop leaving just enough room to get behind the MH to plug in the power to a 30 amp drop. I found that backing in from the light of day into a darker pole barn that I had so much glare in the mirrors I couldn't see back into the pole barn to back in. I painted a bright red line on the floor that I use as a guide to back in. Works perfect. I do not heat that section of the pole barn.
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Holy cow - that is one long barn. Not sure if it s just the way the photo was taken, but looks like you could fit a whole campground inside that thing.

I have to assume your RV won't fit b/c of height, right?????????????
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I have a 335. Built an unheated, uninsulated garage with a 12' door. Garage is 21x40. Had a class C at the time and had no problems with a 12' door. Bought my GT, which needs 12'1". It actually need 12'3", so I modified my door at a cost of $700. Put the biggest door you can in. 12'6" Minimum. My 35' will barely fit into my 40' garage when your consider 6" studs and other door hardware.


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I had a 30X40 pole barn with a 14 ft ceiling prior to the 2013 378 MH. It fits but not a lot of room. So off the back wall I used a 2x4 with a 6x6 block on the end for a rear wheel stop leaving just enough room to get behind the MH to plug in the power to a 30 amp drop. I found that backing in from the light of day into a darker pole barn that I had so much glare in the mirrors I couldn't see back into the pole barn to back in. I painted a bright red line on the floor that I use as a guide to back in. Works perfect. I do not heat that section of the pole barn.

I painted a strip on the back wall that I line the coach up with when I back it in. Even with the glare I can see the strip.

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