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Old 08-01-2018, 04:52 PM   #1
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Trailer vs Garage Door Height

We are building a new 30 ft x 40 ft pole barn
What height garage door is required to accommodate a
21 ft. Escape ?
I did a search and I found heights from 9 ft 6 to 12 ft
The cost to go from a pole barn with a 10 ft door to one with a 12 ft door is substantial and I dont need a 12 ft door to get my boat through the door
Answers or opinions are welcome

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Old 08-01-2018, 05:11 PM   #2
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I think the 10' door would be fine for any bumper trailer, unsure about the 5.0. I would not get the antenna, it sits higher than the a/c shroud.
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Old 08-01-2018, 06:13 PM   #3
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Our building has 12 foot sidewalls with a 10 ft high door, 18 feet wide. Depending on your available room, you might want to consider 32X40 as those 8 foot increments might be a litle more economical.
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We are building a new 30 ft x 40 ft pole barn
What height garage door is required to accommodate a
21 ft. Escape ?
I did a search and I found heights from 9 ft 6 to 12 ft
The cost to go from a pole barn with a 10 ft door to one with a 12 ft door is substantial and I dont need a 12 ft door to get my boat through the door
Answers or opinions are welcome

Thanks
Steve D
12' is the typical height of a big stick-built RV or trailer

Escape 21 should be under 10'. specs claim 9'7" ... I was going to measure mine but can't find my tape measure
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Old 08-01-2018, 06:27 PM   #5
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Our building has 12 foot sidewalls with a 10 ft high door, 18 feet wide. Depending on your available room, you might want to consider 32X40 as those 8 foot increments might be a litle more economical.
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Thanks Dave , I am putting the pole building on 20 acres we just bought so its possible just need to cut a few more trees down and clear some brush .
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:42 PM   #6
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Our 10' high door is 9'11" and our 21 fits fine. Not sure how much clearance, but not a concern. We have the fixed TV antenna, which is lower than than the Jack antenna, which might be the highest item.

Ours is the older style, so check with Escape on your various roof items. They may have changed a little.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:28 PM   #7
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We are building a new 30 ft x 40 ft pole barn
What height garage door is required to accommodate a
21 ft. Escape ?
I did a search and I found heights from 9 ft 6 to 12 ft
The cost to go from a pole barn with a 10 ft door to one with a 12 ft door is substantial and I dont need a 12 ft door to get my boat through the door
Answers or opinions are welcome

Thanks
Steve D
Does this mean that you finally have that new 21' Escape on order?
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I added a bay onto the end of my shop (pole barn) to store my trailers/campers. Decided a 14 ft clearance was good as that's a lot of the bridges on the interstate highways.


Kept the cost down by not having a door at all!
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Does this mean that you finally have that new 21' Escape on order?
No it does not , weve had no contact with ETI
Just trying to build a pole barn
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I added a bay onto the end of my shop (pole barn) to store my trailers/campers. Decided a 14 ft clearance was good as that's a lot of the bridges on the interstate highways.


Kept the cost down by not having a door at all!
We are building the pole barn on 20 acres of woods six miles from our residence so a door is kind of a necessity .
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