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Old 01-09-2016, 06:03 PM   #1
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Buying a home with a 5th wheel garage worth it?

So we are in the market for a house. Something a little closer to work and the kids activities. With that we want to take a look at something where we can keep the RV next to our home (if at all possible). Most places require to have it either not on the property, or completely covered.

We came across one of those large builders who has a plot and their build "custom homes" well within our budget. We pick a number of things etc etc and they place it in the home for us (countertops, design etc)

Anyway the builder said they could build an RV garage as apart of our total build if we select a large enough plot (as we are looking at going into town).

My question is, is it worth it?

My argument!!! YES IT IS, because I want them to install a lift so I can work on my car and truck. Anyway, let me know. I am looking at an additional 20-30,000 to add this.
We are not close as of yet as we just put our current home on the market and we are willing to stay in the RV until the right home comes around.

What are you're thoughts?
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:13 PM   #2
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Yes, worth it by all means. Only thing, make sure you account for the longest rig possible. I've seen too many "just big enough" garages with regrets. Just enough will leave you in a bind later. My present shop on our property (no house) is 6000 sq ft, but the RV bays can only accommodate a rig 44' max in length. So, with the new full time rigs we're looking at, I'm kind of ticked off at myself for a few decisions I made back then. Best size in my opinion, is like the one we built at our previous home, 20' x 50' minimum. On height, MINIMUM 12' wide x 14' tall door. Present shop is 18' at the eves, one at previous house was 16' at the eves. Always figure a height of 13' 6" for your rig.
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Yes, it's worth it
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Don't forget to add full hookup service and if you don't just remember I said so.
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Great points. If we do this then I will ensure

20x50
50amp service
Utility hook up

and a lift
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:00 PM   #6
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I would say yes.. How much do you pay per month to store your rv away from home? That $ you will save and the added convenience of having your trailer at your house is worth it in itself...
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:06 PM   #7
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So here is my thought on it.
1200 a year to store my RV in town
6000 after 5 years
Essentially I would have to store my garage RV there for 25 years

Granted this is simple math but the convince and what my time is worth means a lot more.

Not to mention not having to unload and load and control the environment (rodents) etc etc. if we go this route I will pull for one absolutely.
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To me, you can't put math to it. You can't put a price on convenience. I can back mine in there, flush tanks, wash it, all while it's raining, snowing, or whatever outside. I wouldn't have it any other way. I could never financially justify what I have in that garage / shop really.


Another fun feature, if you have full hookups inside like we do, it's an extension of your home, for guests, or whatever you might chose. Too many pros, no cons that I can think of to having it next to your home.
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So here is my thought on it.
1200 a year to store my RV in town
6000 after 5 years
Essentially I would have to store my garage RV there for 25 years

Granted this is simple math but the convince and what my time is worth means a lot more.

Not to mention not having to unload and load and control the environment (rodents) etc etc. if we go this route I will pull for one absolutely.
You already know your math is "Simple" -- but remember the money you spend in storage fee is gone, the money you spend on constructing a garage will have residual value even once you stop using it to store a RV.

If your budget can support the $30k I would build it.
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Great points. If we do this then I will ensure

20x50
50amp service
Utility hook up

and a lift
Make sure you put doors at each end. Drive in, unhook and drive out.
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