After investing thousands of dollars in the recreational vehicle of your dreams, what better way to protect your investment than with an RV garage? If you own a recreational vehicle, you already know that most RV’s are too tall and long to fit in a standard garage.
Most homes do not come standard equipped with RV garages. Fortunately, there is a solution to this dilemma. You can have a custom RV garage built or you can purchase a prefabricated RV garage that you can assemble yourself on your property.
Prefabricated garages are made from materials such as steel, vinyl siding, cedar, or other wood siding. Lighter weight aluminum RV garages are also available, but are less likely to endure extreme weather conditions like more durable materials will.
Purchasing a custom designed RV garage enables it to be built to your specific needs as well as allows it to be built to match the aesthetic of your home. Custom RV garages can be built as one large room or sectioned off into smaller side rooms for additional vehicles, large boats, or excess equipment. These side rooms also work great as office space, guest rooms, or workshops. Another choice is to order RV garage blueprints and have it built by a local builder. Custom built garages are built using high quality durable materials and will last for many years.
You can find prefabricated RV carports to help keep rain, snow, and direct sunlight off the roof of your recreational vehicle. However, unlike a custom garage, many prefabricated garages do not have walls, doing little to prevent blowing dirt and debris from damaging to your vehicles. Having an RV garage with walls also helps protect your recreational vehicle from burglary and vandalism. For further protection consider installing a burglar alarm to scare burglars and vandals away before they have a chance to do harm to your vehicle.
Whichever RV garage you decide to purchase be sure that you measure your RV first to assure your vehicle will fit properly into your new garage. Your garage should have garage doors that stand at least 12 feet above the ground. You may even need them to be 14 feet tall, especially if you have a tall RV with an air conditioning unit or luggage racks on the roof. When measuring the depth of your vehicle, be sure to take into account the space required to walk around the front and back of the vehicle while it is parked inside the garage.