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Old 08-25-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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My wife and I just purchased a new 2015 Solera 24R and are lucky enough to be building a garage for it next spring. I am looking for any ideas I might copy and include in the build. I was thinking a 30 AMP service, high windows to keep the sun to a min. etc. We live at 7000 feet in Colorado and plan on insulating the building well, but are not sure about the best affordable way to heat it for example.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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My advice would be build it big enough for a class A. Many of us never thought we'd make the move up but did. If you decide later to do that, it will be major mods or new building.


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I would suggest you have it built twice as big and half again higher to accommodate your next UPgrade.

So I also suggest you go with a 50 amp outlet and then dog bone it down to 30.

As for heat, perhaps a used motor oil furnace.

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My advice would be build it big enough for a class A. Many of us never thought we'd make the move up but did. If you decide later to do that, it will be major mods or new building.


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Excellent advice!! If I happen to hear somebody talking about buying a pup I always tell them to just give in to the inevitable and get a 5th wheel and be done...
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Electric (50amp+30amp receptacles), water, sewer and hookups for a friend (cough ependydad cough).
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I agree with the above comments about going big and 50amp.

I have never heard any man say, "You know, I wish I would have made my garage smaller".
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We have a local repair shop that has a used motor oil furnace. I would make sure you have availability to enough used oil to keep the building at the temp you want in the winter.
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Excellent advice!! If I happen to hear somebody talking about buying a pup I always tell them to just give in to the inevitable and get a 5th wheel and be done...
That is exactly what my friend said to me 10 years ago. He thought for sure that I would do it when I decided to upgrage this July. NOT!!!

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I agree with many of the suggestions above. My question simply is-- why are you feeling the need to heat the building? We have two large buildings here in Iowa that we keep our RV's in and they are not heated. We simply winterize the RV's and de-winterize them when we want to use them. I'd hate to think what would happen to your RV if for any reason you lost your ability to temporally heat your building for a few days in the middle of winter @ 7000 feet!
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Excellent advice!! If I happen to hear somebody talking about buying a pup I always tell them to just give in to the inevitable and get a 5th wheel and be done...
Until you see the Coachmen SportCoach, Berkshire or Charleston Class A's

Like was earlier said, Build the garage to hold a full up 40' long Class A with quad slides and you should be OK.

And yeah, full hook-up with sewer is a really good idea!
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