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Old 03-06-2016, 07:57 PM   #1
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New 2016 233S Storage Question

I am taking delivery of a 2016 233S this week we are excited. We are upgrading like most from 10 years of pop-up camping.

I just wanted some input regarding storage.

I currently have 12 x 30 garage storage space I rent. I know that the storage unit is long enough however the doors are 10 feet wide. The aisles for the storage facility are 50 feet across.

Given that the 233S is 8 foot wide that leaves a foot on either side.

Is this too narrow of a door opening? I am getting more nervous thinking about getting the camper in and out of such a tight space. I don't want to damage the new camper on day 1.

I did keep my pop up camper here by it was only 7 feet wide and 18 feet long. The new 233S is much larger (8x25)

I am no parking expert here and just looking for some input. Thanks!

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Old 03-06-2016, 09:14 PM   #2
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I would be surprised if it isn't too high to fit in there, how high is the unit, If it is high enough, I feel I could get it in there with a helper guiding me, I think going slow and taking your time would be the best way to get it in there.
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I am sure you can back it in if you are careful and have help. It is only a foot wider than your PUP. Sure, it's gonna be tight, but you only have an extra 6" in either side of the PUP. Can you back it straight in?
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:34 PM   #4
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The storage unit is plenty high enough no issue there.

The issue is I can't back straight in. My unit is in the middle of the row. It is 50 feet to the other row of storage units across from mine.

So I have to turn to get the camper 90 degrees and going as straight as possible.

I will give a a try and take lots of deep breaths. Definitely will need more eyes behind me.

Other tips and suggestions are appreciated!
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That makes things a bit tougher. I guess you may want to try backing it is while jack-knifing the camper to the left so you can see it easier from the drivers side. Also, maybe get it started in the door, then pull forward as much as you can so you can back in as straight as you can. Good luck!
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:07 PM   #6
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Your 233S is 9 feet high. You need to check the overhead clearance, that is your limiting factor over and above the other issues that have been discussed. It may fit a pop-up, but I doubt you will get that Roo in there.
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When we moved from a pop up to a 23ikss, I was very nervous about backing. I had pulled the pop up and various boats but was always able to see over whatever I was backing. I found backing the hybrid to be easier than the pup because of the tandem wheels. Just go slow and have at least one other person with you. Suggest it not be your spouse the first time. Also, invest in a pair of hand held 2 way radios. And before you actually do it, make sure you and your spotter are on the same page with signals, I.e.depending on which way the spotter is facing, your left and theirs may be different. Good luck.
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When we moved from a pop up to a 23ikss, I was very nervous about backing. I had pulled the pop up and various boats but was always able to see over whatever I was backing. I found backing the hybrid to be easier than the pup because of the tandem wheels. Just go slow and have at least one other person with you. Suggest it not be your spouse the first time. Also, invest in a pair of hand held 2 way radios. And before you actually do it, make sure you and your spotter are on the same page with signals, I.e.depending on which way the spotter is facing, your left and theirs may be different. Good luck.
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The storage/garage unit is 12 feet high, so no issue with height.

Thanks for the tips! Patience will be key for all involved! Luckily, the hard part is putting the trailer back in the unit - so trip will be over by that point!
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I have a suggestion. How about using one of these powered front wheel jacks? It can be powered by hand crank or a drill with the appropriate attachment. This would take the TV out of the equation and provide may more maneuverability to steer the TT into the storage spot. It is a little costly, but less than the repairs if you crunch your TT.


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