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Old 06-29-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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So , this August I'm finally getting my new man shed built. 46x72 with 16' sidewalls. My question is this, installing a 12'x14' high overhead door. Will this door be adequate if we decide to upgrade to a 5er? Is it more than adequate that I could go to a shorter door which I could then widen? Possibly shorten the bldg? What is the average height of new 5ers?
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:31 PM   #2
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My guess is that most are going to be 13 - 13.5 feet tall. Can't really go higher because you'd run into clearance issues.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:27 AM   #3
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I have a 12W x 14H door with a 5th wheel. You want 14H to cover any type of RV. Some 5th wheel height specs don't include the optional front AC. My measured height is 13'4".

A 14 x 14 door would be awesome !
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The tallest you can be going down the road with out special over size permits is 13"-6", I have to assume 14' would be fine.

Me personally, I would want a wider door... Most campers are 102" wide and that doesn't include the awning roll, which would put you at roughtly 9' wide. Backing a 9' wide camper into a 12' wide door gives you just 18" on each side... Certainly duable, but will be tough to put the camper anywhere but straight in in the center of the shed.

I am building a new building next summer, but my current shed has two sliding doors and a 20' opening... its a breeze to back thru even on an angle to put the camper along one side.
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:33 AM   #5
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My 2016 Vengeance is 12' 8" tall With front A/C so I would stick with the 14' tall door but go wider if possible.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:55 AM   #6
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Leave your walls 16' and make your door 14'. This way you have plenty of clearance without having to use a low clearance track like I do. My door is 13'9" and my walls are 14'. It's too tight for me. We made it work but I would rather have had 16' walls.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:56 AM   #7
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My Palomino is 13'5" on the truck with 2nd AC option btw.
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Heres a side note, sorry to hi jack the post question. My 28DBUD says the height is 11-2", generally, does that mean to the top of the highest point of the equipment on the roof which would be my AC, OR from the ground to the edge of the roof?
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I would caution you about getting the height correct. For example if you go to Palomino's website right now and look at the 381FL it says the height is 12'6" without 2nd AC option. However looking closers you see that this is the 2015 models brochure. The 2016's with the 2nd AC are like I said above 13'5".

Typically on TT it will be the top of the AC unit.
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Also make sure the door on the barn for does up that high. The door opening is usually 14 but the door typically hangs down a bit when open.
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