Garaging the van

Gavin

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the garage ceiling give 1" clearance to the garage door. it was the tighest fit for the garage door track the installer had ever seen.
 

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My old van was a 1 ton with HD shocks and wouldn't fit in garage. When I test drove my new van I made sure it would fit. I keep it in the garage during the winter with a heater running. So far no freezing.
 

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does anyone else have a hard time fitting their van in the garage. I understand if it's a box truck, but this was a pretty common van. I think my garage must have just been too small.

http://carpetcleaningbellingham.com/fitting-the-van-into-the-garage/

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Same thing happened to me when I switched from my Astro and bought my Savannah. I had to make the garage door opening higher so I could drive it in and I had to redo my work bench on the other wall so it would fit for length. I'm glad I can get it in there. Wind chill was below zero last night here I think, but stayed about 40 degrees in the garage w/o a heater.
 
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Same thing happened to me when I switched from my Astro and bought my Savannah. I had to make the garage door opening higher so I could drive it in and I had to redo my work bench on the other wall so it would fit for length. I'm glad I can get it in there. Wind chill was below zero last night here I think, but stayed about 40 degrees in the garage w/o a heater.

I know this is and older thread but anyone know what the cost is just to raise the frame on the top
 

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I know this is and older thread but anyone know what the cost is just to raise the frame on the top

I suspect something like that will vary a lot depending on where you are. For myself I only needed like 2 or 3 inches. I hired a garage door company, but I wound up doing it myself. I guess they had better things to do. Fortunately it wasn't too big of a deal in my case.
 
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