Standard caravan height - is there such a thing?

Standard caravan height - is there such a thing?

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oop north

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1,327 posts

98 months

Monday 9th February 2015
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Getting a quote from a builder to do some work on an outbuilding that I use as garage (35 feet by 24 feet - former dairy / milking parlour). At the moment it has a doorway in one end that is fairly standard height so not tall enough to get a caravan in but wondering about asking extra cost of making it taller to be able to do so. there would be space to hold caravan and a couple of cars and still have lots of storage

I don't want to get it sorted for the current caravan and then discover a later one won't fit in cos it's a bit taller. Is there a standard caravan height?

eatcustard

1,003 posts

97 months

Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Look on dealer websites and see what they average out at

nagsheadwarrior

2,532 posts

149 months

Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Almost all 9 to 10 ft

oop north

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1,327 posts

98 months

Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Ta (9 to 10 feet is quite a spread!) - but I will also have look on t'web and maybe ask a dealer or two

IanMorewood

4,309 posts

218 months

Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Caravans are getting progressively taller. A colleague had his drive lowered to accommodate his last van having been able to put them in the garage for 30+ years prior.

Chrisgr31

12,275 posts

225 months

Wednesday 11th February 2015
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IanMorewood said:
Caravans are getting progressively taller. A colleague had his drive lowered to accommodate his last van having been able to put them in the garage for 30+ years prior.
I was thinking the same, and that there is every chance that they will get taller, wouldnt be surprised to see air conditioning in them before long, that will add 6 inches or so to the height etc

eatcustard

1,003 posts

97 months

Thursday 12th February 2015
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I drove past a caravan place last night, they all looked the same height but some had the TV aerial on so that made it about 20 cm taller.

2.67M (tad less than 9ft) is the average for a swift caravan inc aerial

BigBob

1,471 posts

195 months

Friday 13th February 2015
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If you're going to the time, trouble and expense of changing the door, why not go the whole hog and go to 12 ft - certain then of having plenty of clearance. smile

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shovelheadrob

1,564 posts

141 months

Friday 13th February 2015
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BigBob said:
If you're going to the time, trouble and expense of changing the door, why not go the whole hog and go to 12 ft - certain then of having plenty of clearance. smile

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Still not quite enough, mines 12'6"




oop north

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1,327 posts

98 months

Friday 13th February 2015
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Think I'd struggle to get that anywhere near the garage door, let alone through it!

Don't want 12' that's a bit OTT- better get my tape measure out!

dirty_dog

676 posts

146 months

Friday 13th February 2015
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shovelheadrob said:
Still not quite enough, mines 12'6"

Sorry to go off topic but do you have trouble with sites allowing you on? my Dad was looking at getting a non 5th wheel setup bit couldn't get the nose weight to work. Just curious though.

shovelheadrob

1,564 posts

141 months

Saturday 14th February 2015
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dirty_dog said:
Sorry to go off topic but do you have trouble with sites allowing you on? my Dad was looking at getting a non 5th wheel setup bit couldn't get the nose weight to work. Just curious though.
We'll find out soon, only just bought it, we've done a fair bit of homework though & it just means you have to plan ahead a bit more than we did with our twin axle.

BigBob

1,471 posts

195 months

Sunday 15th February 2015
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shovelheadrob said:
BigBob said:
If you're going to the time, trouble and expense of changing the door, why not go the whole hog and go to 12 ft - certain then of having plenty of clearance. smile

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Still not quite enough, mines 12'6"

Impressive bit of kit smile What are you pulling it with?

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shovelheadrob

1,564 posts

141 months

Sunday 15th February 2015
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F350 Dually 7.3 V8 powerstroke diesel


BigBob

1,471 posts

195 months

Wednesday 18th February 2015
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Nice - but just wouldn't get that rig to 95% places we go wink

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