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#1 meetloaf13

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:09 PM

Gentleman,

We're building a house, my wife loves the aesthetics of a side entry garage, it would also afford me the ability to make the door tall enough without having to drop the tower because one bay would have a taller door, and since it is on the side, I get the wife's blessing.

Does anyone here have side entry? Our lot is plenty wide (300ft) for the to say pull in to the driveway and then away from the garage bay and back the body straight (ish) in.

Curious as to your thoughts. (I wouldn't have a driveway wide enough for the boat and truck to be perpindicular to the home, I'd have a bit of gravel run on the side of the driveway)

Nothing set in stone, let me know your thoughts, what you wish you'd done, or suggestions/must haves in this scenario.

Right now my boat sits in front of my third bay (boat won't fit). My only requirement right now is that I will have my boat garaged in an insulated garage so that I don't have to pay storage and winterize and cover/tarp all day every day.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:31 AM

side entry should be fine if you have the room to not have to jack knife the boat inside. I would think that would be the only down fall.

congrats!


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:01 PM

I would cheat (With concrete) as far as you can to the far side of the garage. Even though gravel is there...it’ll eventually drive you crazy smoothing out the tire tracks in the gravel. Might make sense for you to assess how wide you have to turn prior to pouring the concrete as you only want to pour once.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:27 PM

Maybe try practicing in an open parking lot so you can easily measure how much space you need to get into a parking spot that would be a placeholder for the garage.


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:00 PM

Good points, both.  I guess I can always turn it into a nice full-sized outdoor basketball half-court =]

 

I'll have to take it down to the church parking lot and test it out ;)



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:25 PM

If you don't want to make a huge driveway you could get a dolly for taking the boat in and out. I use a powermover since mine is a tight fit.

http://kaadengineering.com/powermover/
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:06 PM

How does it handle your dual axle?

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:48 PM

I have this on my trailer and it works extremely well.  It's a bit big and clunky though and not as streamlined as the stock jack.  It can pivot up into place or you can simply take it off by the pull of a pin.

 

https://www.trailerv...-trailer-dolly/


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:09 AM

How does it handle your dual axle?

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No problem at all. My garage is 3-car and 22'. I need the boat as close to the wall as possible to fit both cars in. The dolly makes it so much easier than using a vehicle. The long handle makes it easy to steer exactly where I want to go.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:13 AM

I have this on my trailer and it works extremely well. It's a bit big and clunky though and not as streamlined as the stock jack. It can pivot up into place or you can simply take it off by the pull of a pin.

https://www.trailerv...-trailer-dolly/


Do you use this on a flat surface or over a grade? I looked at this solution but chose the powermover due to the grade of my driveway and the need for traction going from the street over the curb cut onto the driveway.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:15 AM

I have this on my trailer and it works extremely well. It's a bit big and clunky though and not as streamlined as the stock jack. It can pivot up into place or you can simply take it off by the pull of a pin.

https://www.trailerv...-trailer-dolly/



Do you use this on a flat surface or over a grade? I looked at this solution but chose the powermover due to the grade of my driveway and the need for traction going from the street over the curb cut onto the driveway.


I’ve only ever used it on flat or semi-uphill...nothing of significant grade.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:45 AM

I'll have to put some thought into this.

Our season isn't long, so we typically go on average 3 times a week, and don't waste much time doing it. So I'll probably opt for most efficient solution, which is to make it easy to pull in and out, especially since our new property is 10-15 minutes further away.

Right now I can be in the water in less than 30 minutes after leaving my driveway. During the week I'll leave the office early 2-3, hook up, load dinner and drinks and roll. So wasting no time is important.

Once I get the boat out of storage, I'll have to do some trial runs in a big lot. Who knows, maybe it will be a bit too expensive to a accomplish all that and the dolly solution will work just fine.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:07 AM

https://www.google.c...-robot-rvr/amp/


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:45 AM

https://www.google.c...-robot-rvr/amp/


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That's pretty cool.  I wonder how it would handle the transition from the street to my driveway?  The pavement isn't flat and I can see the robot having a problem with traction when one of its tracks is mostly lifted off the street.  Really cool product though.  Compared to the AC-8 power mover I have it's $2,800 more for the 9K lb model.  I'm not sure I would pay that much more for the cool factor of the wireless remote.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:38 AM

That's pretty sick, and impressive.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:36 PM

duuuuude. I want.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:16 AM

I want one and I don’t need one. Lol
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:19 PM

I want one and I don’t need one. Lol

ill settle for the manual one, still pretty slick.






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